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Friday, May 7, 2010

Because I Knew You Needed a New Addiction~ aka Friday Fare!

Mrs. Nurse Boy here.

Have you ever found yourself going to a gathering and being thrilled that so-n-so is going to be there because they always bring that fabulous appetizer, casserole, dessert, etc? You know, that one item you only get to enjoy when you are with so-n-so because you are either (a) too lazy to attack the recipe in your own kitchen or (b) they are too selfish to share their delicious family recipe. Or, worse. (c) They don't even have a recipe. They just throw it together in the dark and magic happens. Magic that is way too many calories to count but far too yummy to pass up.

When I was a brand new bride and the kitchen was a whole new place for me to explore, I spent my free time impressing my new husband with endless batches of Hamburger Helper. Yes, I did. And, he LOVED the stuff. No, really. He did. (Yes, I said DID.) He had NEVER had Hamburger Helper before he married me. His mother is a fabulous cook and she never stooped so low as to take advantage of the 5 boxes for $10 sale. Nope. She walked right by.

Not me. I knew a good bargain when I saw one. After Nurse Boy sung the praises of all that was Hamburger Helper, we ate it SEVERAL times a week. I mean, who was I to argue with Nurse Boy's taste buds?

After one year of trying every kind of Hamburger Helper imaginable and mixing things up with ground beef, ground turkey, and going all crazy with ground chicken every now and again, Nurse Boy put his fork down one evening and said, "I am done. I don't care if I ever see another box of Hamburger Helper again."

Truth be told, I was done 6 months before that. But, it was easy. And, cheap. But, mostly easy.

We haven't had it since. I don't imagine my boys with taste that stuff until they get hitched.

So, after one year of marriage, I finally decided that I needed to cook. My friend Peggy was one of my amazing coworkers who was single and who was always whipping up something exciting in her kitchen. She always showed up to our teacher potlucks with a fresh batch of Scotch-A-Roos. I always knew those treats would be waiting for me during those special gatherings. Peggy fed my addiction. Peggy was my so-n-so who always showed up with such-n-such. They are exactly what I imagine heaven tasting like. Surely, heaven is filled with Scotch-A-Roos that won't go straight to your waist!

Once I left that position, I made Scotch-A-Roos my such-n-such that I bring to events. Nurse Boy's coworkers beg me for them. They call me with their requests and even let me know when their birthday is coming up on the calendar. My friends smile when I show up with them. My kids' teachers thank me for them and tell their husbands they aren't sharing. And, I am pretty sure they (Scotch-A-Roos) are the only reason that my coworkers put up with me.

All of that to say: Meet Your New Addiction!


You will need:

1 cup light corn syrup

1 cup sugar

1 1/2 cups peanut butter

6 cups rice krispies

1 cup chocolate chips

1 cup butterscotch chips

1. Heat sugar, corn syrup, and peanut butter in a sauce pan over medium heat. Bring to a gentle boil, stirring often. Let boil and continue stirring for about one minute.

2. Pour over rice krispies and mix well.

3. Press into a 13x9 pan.

4. Melt chocolate chips and butterscotch chips in the microwave. Mix well and spread over the top of the rice krispy mixture.

Healthy? No. Heavenly? YES!

You are welcome.


Boy Mom said...

I would be MAD right now if I didn't already know about these bars of Rice CrispY CraCK!

I avoided the recipe for years.

Don't try them loyal Nurse Boy readers. Runnnn Awayyy!

What you're still here.

You've got to believe me these treats are ba....

Hmmm, do I have any butterscotch chips?

Lauren said...

My so n so is my friend Ashley and her such n such is her smores pie! I have tried to make it and it just wasn't as good as when she makes it so I just wait for her to bring it over. Those Scotch a Roos sound delicious! I will have to try them out and maybe I will become somebody else's so n so!

Kmama said...

My good friend always brings those to parties. YUMMO!

Brandi said...

Never heard of these either!!! OMGosh, these sound G.O.O.D.

Daddy Bub's grandma is like that... she has some 'secret' dishes, but she also has some that she's told me how to make and there are just some things that taste better when someone else makes it!

Sir Nottaguy-Imadad said...

My wife is known for her Texas sheet cake, but since we're from Ohio, I've never quite figured that out.

The Scotch-A-Roos sound really yummy (and really addictive).

I do quite a bit of Hamburger Helper when I'm watching my grandson. If I tell him that I put deer burger in it, he simply cannot resist it.

Mrsbear said...

Ha! I think every new wife goes through a Hamburger Helper phase, I haven't made it in years either. lol. My such-n-such is usually either sweet potato casserole or mac n' cheese, that I make every Thanksgiving for the crew at my husband's fire station. I'm the potato lady. Works for me. I might have to fit in this dessert too, sounds delicious.

Michelle said...

Those look absolutely devine! Now I need to go to the store... crap, and I have a pot of caramels sitting on my microwave waiting to be melted and made into brownies. Oh well, guess they'll wait just a little bit longer!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Sounds too good...I think I gained 5 lbs. from reading the recipe...

Kari @ p.s. love.love. said...

I'm ashamed I haven't been by in while. I am sorry. I miss your posts and I definitely miss the baking. I think I have found my new addiction and will be trying these this week - no doubt! Hope you all are doing great!