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Baseball Bars

Baseball Bars

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We are getting ready for the baseball playoffs and my husband’s beloved Dodgers are in the thick of things, so I thought it was time to pull out this recipe.  It’s touch and go and I hope this year they can pull off a few playoff wins and possibly make it to the World Series?

About 25 years ago, the Los Angeles Times featured this recipe from a girl with the same name as me, both first and last.  In the following weeks, I received dozens of calls from friends who wanted to hear all about my recipe, where it came from, how I got it published in the L. A. Times, and do I have more.  After repeating my story over and over about it not being me, it not being my recipe, and not having more, I figured maybe I should try the recipe to see what all the fuss was about. WOW – now I know why I got so many calls, although I could never take credit. As a postscript, not only did we share the same name, it ended up that her husband and my husband knew each other years before and played softball together. Go Dodgers!!!

  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups quick oats (not instant)

Prepare an 8″ square baking dish by placing non-stick foil in it with the sides overlapping about three inches. Grease foil thoroughly.  I added this step to the original recipe, because of the difficulty of removing the bars from the dish.  The first time I tried my new “step,” I didn’t use non-stick foil (even though I greased the foil) and spent 10 minutes peeling off foil stuck to the base.  Please use non-stick foil and DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!!!

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In a large saucepan, melt butter, brown sugar and corn syrup together.  Add peanut butter and vanilla.  Mix well and stir in oats.

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Press mixture into baking dish and bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.

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While baking prepare topping.

  • 12 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 12 ounces butterscotch chips
  • 2/3 cup chunky peanut butter

In medium saucepan, combine chocolate and butterscotch chips and peanut butter and melt over low heat and stir until blended.

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Pour over oatmeal base and cool Refrigerate for a couple of hours.

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When topping is set, lift sides of foil out and remove.  Take off foil and cut into squares.

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2 thoughts on “Baseball Bars

  1. Amy Ellzey on said:

    I just made this for the church potluck tomorrow. Let’s hope it makes it there before everyone eats it up 🙂

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