From Anne Craig, who says: Globular Clusters were in my Astronomy textbook when I was back at Fullerton College back in the 80s. Can’t remember the name of the book or who the author was, but he did say it was made by one of his students (Jenny — I do remember that part) for late-night sessions at the observatory.
3 ½ cups sugar
3 ½ sticks of margarine or butter
1 small can of evaporated milk
1 package of instant butterscotch pudding mix
4-5 cups of quick cooking and old-fashioned oats (quick will thicken it; old-fashioned will give it texture)
12-oz. package of semi-sweet chocolate chips
Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add the sugar and evaporated and bring to a boil. Reduce heat so the mixture is at a gentle boil. Cook until candy thermometer is at 240 degrees (soft ball stage). While this is cooking, put all oatmeal together in a large bowl, and add the butterscotch pudding mix. When mixture is done, pour into oatmeal and butterscotch pudding mix. Stir to blend, then add chocolate chips. Mix to blend. Using a teaspoon, drop the hot mixture onto waxed paper on cookie sheets. Work quickly, as it will start to get more solid as it cools off.