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Peanut Butter Haystacks

No recipe image available.Kids will have fun helping to make—and eat—these easy treats.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups (3-ounces) chow mein noodles
1 (10-ounce) package peanut butter chips
2 tablespoons creamy or crunchy peanut butter
1 tablespoon vegetable shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Line cookie sheet with wax paper.
  2. In medium microwave-safe bowl, place peanut butter chips, peanut butter and shortening.
  3. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at HIGH an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred.
  4. Add chow mein noodles and stir to coat well.
  5. Drop mixture by heaping teaspoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet. Let stand or refrigerate until firm. Store in tightly covered container.

Makes about 2 dozen confections.