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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

{a school lunch treat}

School started for us yesterday, and we are now in the mode of making school lunches. I like to send a little treat in with them, and one of their favorites is O Henry Bars. They are delicious, easy-to-make, and perfect to tuck inside a lunch box or paper bag.

After I make a batch, I like to cut them in to 2x2 inch-ish squares, wrap them in plastic wrap, and tie them with a cute ribbon. Then I can place them in a basket in the pantry, and they're ready for packing!

O Henry Bars

1 c. sugar
1 c. Karo syrup
2 c. peanut butter
5 c. Rice Krispies
6 oz. chocolate chips (1/2 bag)
6 oz. butterscotch chips (1/2 bag)

Bring the sugar and Karo syrup to a boil, then remove from the stove. Add the peanut butter, and mix well. Stir in the Rice Krispies. Pour the mixture into a greased (or sprayed with cooking spray) 9 x 13 pan. Combine the butterscotch and chocolate chips in a glass bowl. You can use a double boiler to melt them, or the microwave. Place the bowl in the microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring in between. It usually takes me about 1 minute total, to get them melted enough to spread. Be careful--they can scorch if in too long. Once it's melted, spread over the top of the Rice Krispie mixture. Chill until set, then cut into bars. Yum!



Blogger Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

They sound so good! I'm going to try them. I have a recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars on my blog that you might really like too! They are amazing!

September 8, 2010 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Rambling Girl said...

Ok you got me at the's my husbands name and he would get a kick out of these along with the kids...thanks for sharing!

September 8, 2010 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Our family loves these! Only, we call them Scotch-A-Roos. Or Crack Crispies (rice crispies on crack!)

September 8, 2010 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

oh my..those look delicious! I need to make them for myself :)

September 8, 2010 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger csperriton said...

These look wonderful!

I have a question about a different post:

Where did you find the foam letter stamps that you used for the framed burlap sayings? Where could I purchase them online?

September 8, 2010 at 6:54 PM  
Blogger Sassy Sites! said...

I hope you don't think that I'm stalking you! haha! You just have REALLY great ideas! I featured you again today! :)

September 8, 2010 at 8:51 PM  
Blogger brown paper packages said...


I bought those foam stamps at a scrapbook store several years ago. They are made by Making Memories, and the font is called "Philadelphia". I googled it quickly and found this link:

Good luck! I hope you find them!

September 9, 2010 at 7:43 AM  
Blogger Rachael said...

I make these all the time, but only add 1 cup peanut butter ... they're also called scotcharoos. Yummy!

I love your blog. Thanks for all the great ideas!

September 9, 2010 at 11:32 AM  
Blogger Yvonne said...

Oh, why, why, why do you do this to me???? Now I'll have to make them--and that will be followed by EATING THEM.

September 10, 2010 at 7:53 AM  
Blogger Jacqui said...

please tell me what karo is?? i'm up here in canada and have no idea.

September 10, 2010 at 7:45 PM  
Blogger brown paper packages said...


Karo syrup is a thick syrup substance, that comes in 2 forms--clear, and dark. It's used as the base for a lot of candy making, like caramels and such. Google it, and you can see just what it looks like!

September 11, 2010 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger MusicalMom said...

I just made these--yum! Thank you!

Karo syrup is corn syrup. :)

September 16, 2010 at 12:29 AM  

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