Chocolate Haystacks are not only easy to make they are also fun. A delicious combination of chocolate and crunchy. You might not believe what makes the crunch.
So easy to make that the kids will love helping out.
You can pick the kind of chocolate that you would like to use. Whatever you like.
I used semi-sweet chocolate chips. To make candy out of chocolate chips it helps to add a little bit of butter or coconut oil.
Chocolate chips don’t have enough oil in them to spread good when melted.
I chose to add butter to mine but any kind of oil will work just fine.
The crunchy chow mein noodles are the surprising part. They add a great crunch to the candy without overwhelming the chocolate.
I also used salted peanuts but you can use unsalted if you prefer.
After melting the chocolate chips and butter you just stir in the noodles and peanuts.
I dropped them onto wax paper and cooled them in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes. It’s hard to get chocolate to cool quick when it’s over 100F degrees outside.
I found that instead of dropping them from the spoon it worked better to slide them out of the spoon. It just made the tops look better.
I gave some to my brother and he said to feel free to make him the taste tester any time.
- 24 oz chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 cups chow mein noodles
- 1 cup cocktail peanuts
- Melt the chocolate chips and butter in the microwave for two minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.
- Stir in the noodles and peanuts.
- Drop in small mounds onto wax paper and let cool.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 128Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 62mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g