I can’t believe I never posted this recipe! It’s an old one and you may know it, but how often do you remember to make Chocolate Haystacks? These are real crowd pleasers, and they are so easy.
Made by combining chow mein noodles with a mixture of melted chocolate and nuts, there are a more than a few variations on Chocolate Haystacks. My favorite is this one, which calls for a mixture of melted chocolate and butterscotch morsels. The recipe will give you about 36, but if you just want to make a small batch of Haystacks for the family, it’s easy to halve or even quarter.
- 2 cups semisweet or dark chocolate chips
- 2 cups butterscotch morsels
- 3 to 4 cups chow mein noodles
- 1 1/2 cups salted peanuts
- Combine the chocolate chips and butterscotch chips in the top of a double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler, you can do it directly over low heat in a large saucepan.
- Remove melted chocolate mixture from heat, then stir in noodles and peanuts. I recommend stirring in 3 cups of noodles first, then adding more as needed. Fewer noodles means more chocolate.
- Drop by spoonfuls onto a plate lined with wax paper or parchment paper.
- Put in the refrigerator and chill until firm.