Saturday, December 13, 2008

Virtual Cookie Exchange

Angela has invited us to a virtual cookie exchange/giveaway. Go here to find out more. You'll see links to not only her recipe for peanut butter kisses, but to other bloggers that have joined in on the fun. We'll be sharing recipes and getting great ideas for cookie exchanges or for making cookies for our friends and neighbors.

My recipe for the virtual cookie exchange is Butterscotch Haystacks.

These are a no bake cookie that are fast and easy to make. I've been making cookie platters for my neighbors for many years, and these,besides my chocolate chip cookies, are their favorite.

Here's the recipe.

You'll need two ingredients: Butterscotch morsels and Chow Mein noodles. Peanuts are optional. You will also need a large piece of wax paper set out to give your little haystacks a place to dry and become crunchy.

**You can use any kind of melting chocolate for this. I would think that almond bark or a milk chocolate would taste great, as well.

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Pour the 12 oz bag of butterscotch morsels into a microwave save bowl. Place into microwave. Turn on for 1 minute. Remove the bowl of morsels and stir. If they aren't completely melted, then heat again for 30 seconds and stir. Keep reheating for 30 seconds and stiring until all of the morsels are melted.

Pour chow mein noodles 1 cup at a time into the bowl of melted morsels. Keep adding chow mein noodles until all the noodles are covered in butterscotch. When I see that almost all of the melted butterscotch is covering chow mein noodles, I keep adding the noodles a little bit at a time.

Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper. Let the little haystacks sit there for a little while until the butterscotch is no longer shiny.

Place them on a pretty Christmas plate, pour a cup of coffee, and enjoy!

This post has been edited to answer the questions of the first two commentors. Thanks!


  1. Sounds yummy AND easy (two things that appeal to me!!!) One question.....I can see it was one bag of the butterscotch morsels, but what is the amount of chow mein noodles you use with one bag of the morsels?? I'll have to dig out a recipe and go visit that cookie exchange later today. NO CALORIES involved in this one just by looking at her blog, right? :)

  2. This sounds interesting... we can't get the butterscotch morsels in Australia but I imagine any melting chocolate would do? Love the idea of a cookie exchange!
    Merry Christmas!

  3. Pat and Shari,

    I went back and edited my post and answered your questions. Thank you! :)

  4. Oh, those look good...I'm thinking I want to play - probably tomorrow...since I already posted today...

  5. Sounds yummy, looks yummy. I think someone at our church used to make these. Thanks for sharing!

  6. This is such a cute idea. I love it. I love those peanut butter cookies! Yours look so yummy too.

    Hey you! You were one of the winners in my giveaway. I'll let you know what is left after the ones ahead of you pick! I'm pretty excited you were a winner!!!!!

  7. Oh my goodness! Those haystacks sound scrumpcious!!

    And congratulations on the big win over at Freda's Hive! Can't wait to see what you choose!

  8. I saw something similar to these at a party one time. These sound good.

  9. We make similar things here but with milk chocolate and call them 'spiders'. We don't have anything like the butterscotch morsels here, oh my goodness I want them!!!


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