Contributed by: NAPSA
Heavenly Haystacks Are Peanut Flavored Fun (NAPSA) - Looking for something to munch on that you can make with the children? Many parents may be surprised at how easy it is for children to help make a sweet treat that they can eat themselves or share with friends.
Heavenly Reese's Haystacks are a sweet surprise whether you slip them into a lunchbox, serve them as an afterschool snack, bring them to a classroom party or store them in the cookie jar until the urge to munch surprises you.
Making these haystacks may be easier than you think and the reasons to do so stack up nicely.
- 1 2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) Reese's Peanut Butter Chips
- 1 tablespoon shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil)
- 2 1/2 cups (5-oz. can) chow mein noodles
Line tray with wax paper.
Place peanut butter chips and shortening in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at High (100 percent) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at High an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Immediately add chow mein noodles; stir to coat.
Drop mixture by heaping teaspoons onto prepared tray or into paper candy cups. Let stand until firm. If necessary, cover and refrigerate several minutes until firm. Store in tightly covered container.
Substitute 12/3 cups of any Hershey's or Reese's chips for the peanut butter chips; proceed as directed above.
Serving Size: About 2 dozen treats