Crunchy peanuts and chow mein noodles, smothered in white chocolate and decorated with festive red, green & white sprinkles. A salty-sweet, crunchy treat!
So I mentioned that I had some friends over for Christmas treat making this past weekend…..but did I mention that we made 17 different kinds of treats between the four of us?!? Depending on who you are and how much you like being in the kitchen, that probably sounds either amazing…..OR absolutely dreadful! But between breakfast and lunch together and Christmas tunes and good conversation, the day ended up feeling like a lot of fun…..despite the fact that it was a lot of work!
My contributions to the 17? The Gingerbread Buckeyes I shared with you yesterday, some Chocolate Toffee Pretzels I’ll be sharing with you tomorrow, Peanut Butter Cup-Stuffed Snickerdoodles (yummmm), and these White Chocolate Ting-a-Lings. Of the four, only one was a recipe I had made before. The rest I just winged at the last minute! But not to worry…..they all turned out DELICIOUS!!
So which ones have I made before? These White Chocolate Ting-a-Lings! (Otherwise known as haystacks, according to my friends who were all but unwilling to call them ting-a-lings…..) They are one of my all-time FAVORITE Christmas treats, made with salted peanuts, crunchy chow mein noodles, melted white chocolate, and candy sprinkles. They are the ultimate sweet & salty treat….and I could eat the whole batch, guaranteed! Just don’t call them haystacks….at least not around me. They’re ting-a-lings! Got it??
- 3½ c. chow mein noodles
- 2½ c. salted cocktail peanuts
- 32 oz. white chocolate candy coating (I used Candiquik)
- candy sprinkles
- Mix chow mein noodles and peanuts in a large bowl.
- Melt white chocolate over low heat until smooth; pour over chow mein noodles and peanuts and mix well.
- Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper; top with candy sprinkles.
- Cool completely and store at room temperature.
Here are some more delicious ideas to fill up your Christmas tins!
Happy Treat Making!!
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