When I was in junior high, my sister came home with this Chow Mein Noodle cookies recipe. Some people call them chocolate haystacks. Whatever you call them; they are an easy to make, delicious treat.
I used a microwave to melt the chocolate when I first made them. Now I prefer to use my HOTLOGIC® to melt the chocolate chips. I find it easy to put the chips in a heat-safe bowl, place in HOTLOGIC®, plug it in and zip it. I wait 2 hours. The chips are complete melted when stirred, and they don’t burn. I reserve a quarter of the chips to add to the melted chips. This will enable the melted chocolate chips to harden again at room temperature.
I consider this to be a kid-friendly recipe. HOTLOGIC® is a simple heating/cooking device. I believe that it would be easy to teach children how to safely use a HOTLOGIC® to prepare food.
Other kid-friendly recipes:
You may want to try some variations for this recipe. Instead of using chow mein noodles, you may want to use pretzel sticks or potato sticks if you like the salty-sweet combination.
- 1 c semisweet chocolate chips, divided
- 1 c cocktail peanuts
- 1 c chow mein noodles
- Put 2/3 c chips in heat-safe dish.
- Place dish in the HOTLOGIC®. Plug in the HOTLOGIC® and zip shut. Heat for 1 hour.
- Remove chips from heat, Add 1/3 c chips. Stir until smooth.
- In medium bowl add noodles and peanuts. Pour in melted chocolate and stir until evenly coated.
- Put wax paper on a cookie sheet. Spoon mixture on to wax paper making 1½" piles.
- Set aside to harden, 4-6 hours.
Hot Logic Chocolate Haystacks