Monday, December 29, 2008

Butterscotch and White Chocolate Haystacks

Christmas is my favorite time of year. I love everything about it, from the decorating, to watching the traditional holiday films, to the holiday baking. One of the things I remember as a child was making these "Haystacks" around the Holiday Season. They are extremely simple to make, and they taste great. They are always a crowd pleaser. Everywhere that I take them, they quickly disappear.

Butterscotch and White Chocolate Haystacks:

1-11 oz. package butterscotch chips or white chocolate chips
2 cups chow mein noodles (prefereably La Choy)
2/3 cups salted, roasted peanuts

-Over a double boiler, melt the butterscotch or white chocolate chips. Once the chips have fully melted, mix in the chow mein noodles and the peanuts. Make sure that the peanuts are dispersed evenly throughout the mixture.
-Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto wax paper and allow to harden.