Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Kicking Tee Bars

My son texted me a request...
for "Kicking Tee" Bars.

It puts a smile on my face....
now that the shock is over. 

This is the story behind the "Kicking Tee" bars.

My boys played football.
They were 2 years apart in school.
We enjoyed many football games during those years.
I started making these bars for the players to eat on the bus after their away games.
I needed 4 large pans of bars for every game.
I cut the bars really big and square....because football players are big eaters!

Well...on one particular game night....after the game, but before the bus ride home.....the players started coming up to me and thanking me for the bars.
I was a little surprised to have so much gratitude coming my way, but I just thought the coach must have told the boys, "Remember who to thank"....something he did often.
My boys didn't say a word.

The next morning was Saturday.  The Super Sport's Saturday Coaches Show was on our local radio station.
Imagine my horror surprise when the Coach wanted to put out a big thank you to Mrs. B------- (Me) for coming to their aid by providing a box full of bars.  He proceeded to tell how their team forgot to bring a kicking tee to practice their kick-offs before the game.  One of the boys asked if I had made the usual bars for after the game....and when told that I had, he went and grabbed one and formed it just so.....
and they used it for their kicking tee before the game.

I asked my boys....
and it was true.
And forever after that night, these are now fondly known as "Kicking Tee" Bars.

You can call them anything you like, but if you want to make some hungry football players (or anyone else) happy, 
I will share the recipe:

This will make a 9x13 pan
(I double for a jelly roll pan)

1 cup corn syrup
1 cup sugar
5 cups rice cereal (Rice Krispies)
1  6oz package chocolate chips
1  6oz package butterscotch chips
1 cup peanut butter

Heat syrup and sugar until it starts to boil...medium heat or microwave.
Stir in peanut butter.
Add cereal.
Press into a buttered pan.
Melt chips and spread on bars.


Penny said...

I read this story out loud to my husband (an ex-high school football player) and we both got a good laugh out of this! These bars look fantastic. I think I'll go make them now!

Milah said...

LOL! Great story! I made them before and they are good. I'll always think of you now when I make them.

Lori said...

Hahaha too funny!!

Joanne Lendaro said...

YUM!! Daughter was soccer trainer and she was always baking for the team. Her most requested was Texas Sheet Cake. Many of the Moms wanted to the recipe when the kids graduated. It will forever be the soccer cake at our house!

What a wonderful Mom you are!