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Chocolate Haystacks

Chocolate HaystacksThis is not the first recipe post of the new year you want to read if you have made a resolution to start eating healthier.  I’m not one to make new year resolutions, so in a sense I’m rebelling and trying to drag you down with me.  🙂  These cookies have been in my family for quite some time now.  One of the easiest (no bake) cookies to make!

The ingredients may sound strange…chow mein noodles, butterscotch and chocolate?  What?!  Actually, many haystack cookies are made with only butterscotch chips, giving it the light tan color that appears more like a haystack.  Others stir in peanuts, marshmallows or other fun additions.  I personally love the butterscotch and chocolate combination along with keeping it simple, leaving out the extras.

These cookies will surprise you.

Chocolate Haystacks

Printable Recipe

Yield: TBD (I didn’t count and will update when I make them again)

6 ounces butterscotch chips
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 to 4 cups dry chow mein noodles

Line sheets of wax paper on kitchen counter or on large cookie sheets.

In a medium heavy saucepan, melt the butterscotch and chocolate chips over low heat, stirring frequently.  When chips are almost completely melted, remove pan from heat and continue to stir until smooth.  Stir in the chow mein noodles, combining until all noodles are covered with the chocolate mixture.

Drop by tablespoons onto wax paper and let cool until hardened.  Store in an airtight container, with sheets of wax paper in between each layer to avoid cookies sticking together.

Source: Pennies Original

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6 Responses

  1. My family makes a similar cookie using only semisweet morsels, peanuts, and chow mein noodles. They are irresistible. I’d like to try your variation.

  2. Yum! I always love these cookies at parties, but have never made them myself…maybe it’s time!

  3. I was going to ask you for this recipe about a week ago. Thanks for reading my mind and posting it. 🙂

  4. Thanks for sharing all these great recipes! I’ve started a new cooking blog myself and would love any feedback or comments you can give, so please be sure to check out The Savvy Kitchen at http://www.savvykitchen.blogspot.com. I look forward to continuing reading your blog in 2011!

  5. I love this idea and they are so cute!

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