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.
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!