Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Ugliest Cookie You Can't Stop Eating

By Ellery Adams

You've seen lots of gorgeous, sumptuous cookie photos by now so I have to warn you: this is not a pretty cookie. The Haystack isn't even really a cookie. It's sweet and crunchie and unbelievably delicious and it's one of those Southern, cookie-like treats that will disappear from the plate quicker than you can say, "Jingle Bells."

This is a particularly wonderful snack to have around when you have a mixed group of guests because folks of all ages love these and you can make butterscotch or chocolate Haystacks. So here they are and please, don't judge a cookie by its cover. Ho, ho, ho. Happy Holidays, y'all!

Easy-Peasy Ingredients:

15 ounce bag of butterscotch or semi-sweet morsels (I made both)
3/4 peanut butter (creamy)
2 (5-ounce cans) Chow Mein Noodles (you can find them in the International aisle of your grocery store)
3 cups mini marshmallows


Easy-Peasy Directions:

You can either melt the morsels in a double boiler over medium heat or in the microwave safe bowl for one minute. Keep microwaving after that for ten second intervals until chips are melted. Stir in peanut peanut until smooth and well-blended. Add noodles. Add marshmallows. Toss until all ingredients are coated. Drop by rounded "stacks" onto cookie sheet lined with wax or parchment paper. Chill until ready to serve. 



(Note - I prefer to melt my morsels on the stove top because I think it's easier to drop the noodles in a big saucepan, but that's just my preference)

Enjoy!

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3 comments:

  1. I've never made them, but I love them. This year I bought some at a holiday fundraiser for former racehorses. In addition to chocolate-they had peppermint haysticks! I actually prefered the peppermint. It had white chocolate and crushed peppermints.

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  2. I don't like peanut butter but the recipe sounds wonderful. I will have to play in my kitchen to come up with a version without that particular gooey stuff. Thanks for the fun challenge.

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  3. These are a family tradition. When we make these, we only use butterscotch & ,the noodles.

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