Hello! I'm taking a writing break this week to focus on spending time with my family and being "Christmassy"...which this year does *not* include baking because my oven just died! And because it's 2020, we can't get a replacement until January. Maybe.
So I'm making holiday goodies that do not require an oven. Haystacks fit this category nicely.
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Have you ever made them? They're super easy, and there are lots of ways to vary them. I make them with equal parts chocolate and butterscotch chips. My mom is a pure chocolate fan, no butterscotch for her, but I've seen others where the opposite is the case and the chocolate is omitted. Instead of chow mein noodles, you can use broken up pretzel sticks.
Here's my recipe:
- 12 oz chocolate chips
- 12 oz butterscotch chips
- 2 cups dry (crunchy) chow mein noodles
- 2 cups peanuts
- Melt the chips in a double boiler or, my preferred method, in a glass bowl in the microwave, high heat 30 seconds at a time until they're melted and easy to stir together.
- Mix in the noodles and peanuts.
- Place by rounded spoonfuls on a wax-paper lined cookie sheet.
- Refrigerate until set.
That's it! Easy peasy. And sooo good.
Do you have a favorite variation?