28 June 2011

recipe time!

I thought I'd share this super easy little treat that is fun to do with a kid or two. Chocolate Haystacks - I think I made these in Home Ec back in 8th grade - they were good then and they are good now. And the best part? You only need two ingredients! But I used four, because I like to embellish a little. 

semisweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and chow mein noodles to start

just melt your chocolate chips and stir in the noodles and some white chocolate chips

start making little stacks on wax paper and get someone with really cute chubby fingers to add some sprinkles for a little flair

voila! now let these tasty little numbers harden for about an hour (if you can wait) (I couldn't)

this is Lute's personal creation. never enough sprinkles.

Now for specifics:
3-4 cups chow mein noodles
1 cup white chocolate chips
12 oz. package semisweet chocolate chips

Melt the semisweet chips with 1/3 cup of the white chocolate. The easiest way: zap them in the microwave for 90 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds until melted. 
Pour chocolate over the noodles and stir to cover and cool the chocolate.
Stir in the rest of the white chocolate chips. (At this point you could add in nuts, marshmallows - whatever floats your boat!)
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto wax paper to harden. 
Add sprinkles to your heart's content!

Yields about 36 little treats - I am throwing at least half in the freezer to save for special treats and to protect my middle.

Here are a couple other summer treats I wanted to pass along - be careful! They're addicting.


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  1. what's not to love about little chubby fingers?! oh and chocolate haystacks too.

  2. looks super delicious! and thanks so much for stopping by my blog! :)

  3. I'd forgotten about those! They are quick and easy and kid love them!

  4. Ooh, definitely going to try this!

  5. did we make a grocery store run late at night to make these in a dorm kitchen once? i kinda want some now.