February is Celebration of Chocolate month. In preparation, we started racking our brains for sweet treat ideas using this star ingredient. F2n gal Whitney immediately recalled fond memories of her Grandma making haystacks, an easy and delicious treat combining chocolate and chow mein noodles. We started thinking about possible substitutions for the noodles and came across numerous recipes, including this one
on food.com using potato sticks (YUM) and pecans.
The beauty of the haystack is, you can tailor the recipe to suit your tastes. Prefer dark chocolate? Go for it. Hate pecans love peanuts? Switch it up! How about a potato/pretzel stick number? Yes, please!
Different Chocolate Haystacks from food.com
What you need:
1 (6 ounce) package chocolate chips
1 (6 ounce) package butterscotch chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup pecans
2 (1 1/2 ounce) cans potato sticks
What you do:
- In a saucepan over medium heat, melt your chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and peanut butter and stir.
F2N note: Hey, why not stop at this step? What a wonderful fondue this would make for your next dinner party. Have your guests dip some angel food bites, pretzel sticks, apple or pear slices into the chocolate-y goodness.
2. Stir in pecans and potato sticks (or whatever ingredients you choose).
3. Using a teaspoon, scoop mixture and drop onto waxed paper.
4. You can put in fridge to cool quicker then store in airtight container.
WARNING: These are HIGHLY addictive!