I wanted to make a fun little Halloween treat for my husband to munch on this week, but I was really not feeling laboring in the kitchen for hours. I decided to make haystacks for the first time and just sort of winged it with the ingredients. My husband ate 3 in a span of about 5 minutes, so I am calling that a raging success. I loved how easy these were and I can't wait to mix and match this recipe for future holidays too. Confession: the whole time I was making these, I kept thinking how fun it would be to make these with kiddos. Something about this recipe was so fun and so kid-friendly, but it was definitely husband friendly as well.
Ingredients (makes 25-30 haystacks):
1 3/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 3/4 cups peanut butter chips
1 cup peanuts
1 1/2 cups Reese's Pieces candies
2 1/2 cups chow mein noodles (found in a bag in the ethnic section of your grocery store)
1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt your chocolate chips and peanut butter chips, stirring frequently until fully melted and combined. Remove from heat.
2. Add peanuts, Reese's Pieces, and chow mein noodles and stir to thoroughly mix.
3. Drop individual tablespoonfuls on wax paper. Let sit a 1-2 hours so the haystacks can set.