I eat peanut butter by the spoonful — for snacks or for breakfast or for the hell of it. Peanut butter is my dessert island food, and I do not say that lightly. That decision came from years of thinking; weighing the mighty peanut butter against pizza and ice cream and dark chocolate. But after living abroad in college without plentiful access to it, I realize it was something I, indeed, could not live without.
Scotcheroos are a Midwestern staple. You'll find them at potlucks or barbecues, work functions and celebrations. They're the ambassador of Midwestern foods, and they're much less embarrassing than other flyover-state favorites, like ranch dressing fountains and Frito pie casserole. Take these super easy-to-make and fancied-up Rice Krispie treats to a party, but don't expect to bring them home.