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A Different Kind of Haystack Cookie

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Haystack cookies are typically made with coconut and oats. This version substitutes chow mien noodles, pretzels, nuts, and dried fruit. This is a guide about a different kind of haystack cookie.
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February 7, 2015

These cookies/candy have an unusual list of ingredients but they are so good. I've made them with just pretzels or just chow mein noodles. Today, I had a little of both leftover and threw 'em all in. You can really add whatever you might like in there. It's a great way to use up all those odds and ends. Plus, it tastes good, too!

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Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: about 12, depending on the size.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips, any type. I used white chocolate chips today.
  • 1 Tbsp shortening
  • 1 cup broken up pretzels
  • 1/2 cup chow mein noodles
  • 1/3 cup peanuts
  • 1/4 cup raisins, cranberries or whatever you like. I used a variety pack from Trader Joe's. It contains golden raisins, cherries, blueberries and cranberries.
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Steps:

  1. Melt chocolate chips and shortening in the microwave. Start out by heating for 30 seconds, stir, then heat another 20 seconds or so. If needed, heat a little longer. Stir til smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients.
  3. Stir til everything is covered in that lovely chocolate.
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  5. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper.
  6. Use the end of your spoon to make sure it all stays together.
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  8. Let cool and enjoy!
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February 8, 20150 found this helpful

These look really good, my kids would love these! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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