Butterscotch Crunch Bars

I seen a recipe for these floating around on Instagram somewhere and decided I needed to make them! So glad I did!

Butterscotch Crunch Bars

2 cups butterscotch chips
1 1/2 cups smooth peanut butter
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
Pinch of salt
7 cups rice Chex cereal, lightly crushed
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 teaspoons solid vegetable shortening

Start by combining the butterscotch chips, smooth peanut butter, unsalted butter and pinch of salt in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 2 minutes and stir until smooth and creamy.

In a large bowl place the prepared cereal. Pour over the warm melted mixture and toss well to coat every single piece.

Line a 9-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Place the mixture into the pan and push, spread and pat down evenly with clean dry hands.

In a medium sized microwave safe bowl combine the semi-sweet chocolate chips and the solid vegetable shortening. Microwave on high for 90 seconds and stir until smooth and combined.

Pour the melted chocolate over the cereal mixture and spread it out evenly.

Allow to sit at room temperature for several hours before cutting and serving.

Enjoy!

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