My Mother has made these bars for as long as I can remember. They were also the very first thing I ever made in the kitchen as a child. They are simple and oh so tasty!

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9x13 inch baking pan.

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  • Combine the oats, butter or margarine, white sugar and brown sugar and press into the bottom of the prepared pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes.

  • Melt the chocolate chips and peanut butter together over low heat. Spread over the top of the baked oatmeal mixture. Cool and cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts

173.2 calories; 3 g protein; 22.9 g carbohydrates; 10.2 mg cholesterol; 46.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
These are just great and fairly quick. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/04/2006
This tasted like a granola bar not Baby Ruth... but still good. The oats were kind of crumbly so I might suggest adding 1/2 cup butter to the recipe. Also there was barely enough chocolate/peanut butter mixture to cover the bars. I might change it to 1 1/2c chocolate and 3/4c peanut butter since there didn't seem to be that much peanut butter once all combined. Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 3 stars
06/04/2006
This tasted like a granola bar not Baby Ruth... but still good. The oats were kind of crumbly so I might suggest adding 1/2 cup butter to the recipe. Also there was barely enough chocolate/peanut butter mixture to cover the bars. I might change it to 1 1/2c chocolate and 3/4c peanut butter since there didn't seem to be that much peanut butter once all combined. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
These are just great and fairly quick. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2010
Add 1/4 c. corn syrup to the crust ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/18/2003
something is wrong with this recipe. there is not enough butter or your missing an ingredient in the crust. One stick (1/2 cup) of butter is not enough to keep this crust from crumbling. I had to mix everything together over low heat add chocolate chips and make 'drop' cookies out of these to save bake sale. i won't be making these again. Read More
(2)
Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
This recipe was a disappoitment. The bars were too dry and not very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
GREAT GREAT GREAT!!!!! Wonderful taste and easy to make! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/22/2006
This recipe needs to be reviewed to determine whether there is an ingredient that is missing or a quantity misstated. The butter/oatmeal mixture does not form a base that can be cut. I added an extra stick of butter to this recipe and still ended up with a pile of oatmeal crumbs underneath a chocolate layer. While my kids enjoyed eating it with ice cream it was not even close to a bar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2012
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/babe-ruth-bars/ Try THIS recipe instead. It has all the ingredients Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2011
Delicious - After reading some other reviews I made the following changes: doubled the butter for the crust used 1/2 c. peanut butter and added 1/4 c. agave syrup. I also substituted baker's semi-sweet chocolate for the chocolate chips. Overall it turned out very well. Read More