Question Of The Day

How do you like your marshmallows?

Personally, I like mine burnt (D) and smushed between a couple of graham crackers with some chocolate… best eaten on a cool night beside a warm campfire. Continue reading “Question Of The Day”

Haystacks aka Noodle Cookies

As promised I will share the recipe for the cookies we made earlier today. These are super easy to make and I had made two batches, or about four dozen cookies, in less than 30 minutes.

I’ve always called them haystacks but Mr. Awesome knows them as Noodle Cookies. You can probably add other ingredients, desired or maybe even swap the butterscotch chips for chocolate ones.

Mr. Awesome likes them without marshmallows but with plenty of peanuts. The kids like them with marshmallows. That’s how I ended up making two batches.

Haystacks aka Noodle Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 11-12 oz bag butterscotch chips
  • 3/4 c. Peanut butter
  • 10-12 oz Chow Mein Noodles
  • 1/2 – 1 c. Salted peanuts, optional
  • 3 1/2 c. Mini marshmallows, optional
  • Directions:

  • Line two baking pans with wax paper.
  • Place the chips in a medium to large size bowl. Microwave on 50% for 1-2 minutes or until mostly melted.
  • Stir in the peanut until smooth.
  • Add other ingredients and stir until well coated.
  • Drop by spoonfuls onto the prepared pans.
  • Cool in the refrigerator for 10-20 minutes.
  • Enjoy!

Hot Cocoa

My kids, and myself, love Hot Cocoa. The weather right now is just right for sipping on a steamy cup. I have many fond memories from when we lived in Virginia and North Carolina that involve this delicious treat. It is even better after coming in from building snowmen and having snowball fights.

We haven’t seen any snow since we’ve moved to Florida several years ago but the weather still gets a bit nippy. This weekend was definitely cocoa weather. I used the Keurig to make my cocoa to take out to the woods with me. Just place the cocoa in your mug and set it under the Keurig. You don’t need a K-cup as the hot water will flow right through it, into your cup, and Voila… Hot Cocoa. Enjoy it as it is or add some marshmallows.

We also enjoy making this when we have our ‘Polar Express’ parties… hopefully I’ll be writing a post about this soon. This is also a great treat to take camping with you to enjoy on those crisp mornings.

I have two versions of this and you can try them both to find your favorite. I often make double batches as we can go through quite a bit of this rather quickly. (You will need a large container with a tight lid to store this in.)

Hot Cocoa (Cheaper version)

Ingredients:

  • 2 c. powdered milk
  • 3/4  – 1 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. powdered creamer
  • 1/3 c. unsweetened Cocoa
  • marshmallows (optional)

Directions:

Mix everything together and place in a sealed container.

Spoon about 1/3 cup of mix into a mug. Add boiling water and stir.

Top with marshmallows and serve… this will be HOT!

This next recipe is just as easy to make but it can be a little more expensive depending on the price of the chocolate mix you use.

Hot Cocoa (Richer version)

Ingredients:

  • 2 c. powdered milk
  • 1/2 c. powdered chocolate milk mix (Nestle)
  • 1/2 c. powdered creamer
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/8 t. salt

Directions:

Mix everything together and place in a sealed container.

Spoon about 1/3 cup of mix into a mug. Add boiling water and stir.

Top with marshmallows and serve… this will be HOT!