Monday, December 20, 2010
Day 6 of 12 - Almost Chocolate Wonders
A friend, and subscriber to my blog, makes these wonderful treats called "Chocolate Wonders". Now, technically, these are also called Haystacks. I believe the story goes that someone gave them a gift of Haystacks, but when her husband tried them, his response was "What are these Chocolate Wonders?" (Jennifer - please correct me if I'm wrong on the story!). The original recipe calls for chow mein noodles, which are not sold by Aldi. Well, not until Chinese New Year time rolls around! So, to keep this as close to Aldi as possible, I replace the chow mein noodles with broken mini pretzel pieces.
They are delicious, and they are wonders, but until Kevin tries them, I won't know if they officially pass! I also altered the level of chocolate chips and butterscotch chips because of the consistency called for it.
These would make wonderful (no pun intended) gifts!
Almost Chocolate Wonders
1 Cup Baker's Corner Chocolate Chips
1 Cup Baker's Corner Butterscotch Chips
1 Cup Southern Grove Unsalted Peanuts
1 Cup Clancy Mini-Pretzels, broken up
Melt chips in microwave in 30 second intervals until melted and smooth. Stir in peanuts and pretzel pieces. Drop on wax paper covered cookies sheets using a teaspoon. Place in refrigerator or freezer until firm. Serve. Eat. Hide them so no one else can eat them.