10/30/15

Chocolate Haystack Monsters

 
Happy Halloween Eve!
Haystacks are a family tradition in my household. Every fall, as soon as the weather begins to turn, these little chocolate mounds appear at bake sales and hockey parties. One of the most unusual treats I've ever eaten, they are none-the-less a childhood staple. My mom always made them with orange and chocolate sprinkles, but I was late to the Halloween decorating party, and had to go for these little candy eyes. All the cuter!
And haystacks are ridiculously easy. There are only three ingredients. They can be made in the microwave.. These are the dessert equivalent of last minute DIY Halloween costumes. And just like costumes, homemade treats are way better than store bought.


Ingredients

1 cup dark chocolate morsels
1 cup butterscotch morsels
2 cups Chow Mein noodles, dried
Sprinkles or candy eyes, for decoration

 

Preparation

1. In a microwave safe bowl or stove-top double boiler, melt the chocolate and butterscotch morsels until smooth.  Make sure to add heat slowly, and stir often.
2. Gently stir in the chow mien noodles, till evenly coated.
3. Spoon out 1-2 inch mounds onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Decorate with sprinkle, eyes, etc.
4. Freeze or refrigerate until firm.

Enjoy! Crumbly, sweet, and spooky.

Happy baking!

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