It’s a cookie?
It’s a candy?
Not quite sure what you call it….
but it is a scrumptious little treat!
Does anyone remember these little gems from their childhood?
A simple mixture of crunchy chow mein noodles, butterscotch chips, peanut butter, and dry roasted peanuts make a treat that looks like a tiny little haystack and is just the right mixture of sweet and salty, crunchy and creamy.
I made these for a “Wizard of Oz” party, thinking they were just the thing to do with the leftover “straw” that fell out of Scarecrow.
There are a variety of ways people have made them through the generations…
With our without the peanuts… with or without the peanut butter.
Some add a bit of vegetable oil.
Some add a a mixture of chocolate and butterscotch chips.
How about you?
Here is how I made them.
And if you haven’t tried them, they are definitely worth a try! Super easy and super yummy!
- 1 12-oz. bag La Choy Chow Mein Noodles
- 2 11-oz bags Butterscotch Chips
- 3/4 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1/2 cup Dry Roasted Peanuts
Melt butterscotch chips in a large microwavable bowl in microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave an additional 30 seconds. Stir again. Add peanut butter. Microwave 30 more seconds, and stir well. At this point, mine is completely melted. Add 30 second increments if necessary according to your microwave’s power until all is melted and smooth. (If necessary, you can add a teaspoon of vegetable oil to create a smoother texture, but do not overcook or it will create a thick, gunky texture that will not work.)
Add bag of chow mein noodles and peanuts and stir gently until all noodles and peanuts are coated and ingredients are well combined.
Working relatively quickly before mixture cools, drop by tablespoonfuls onto wax paper or parchment paper. Allow to set for several hours. Store in an airtight container at room temperature or serve.
Cheers & Hugs,