I have a weakness for kiddie food. The first year Sam and I dated, our typical dinner-in would consist of fish sticks, macaroni and cheese, and Hawaiian Punch. We’ve progressed to chicken strips in place of the fish sticks. And eating out most nights. But I digress.
All-Time Favorite Kiddie Food: Haystacks!
My all-time favorite kiddie food is not something I actually ate as a kid. When I was in the fourth grade we made green “Cacti” to practice writing recipes, and added green food coloring to make them more cactus-like. But nowadays, I like to stick to simple old-fashioned haystacks. And I don’t use a recipe. Sorry, Mrs. L.
But really, Haystacks are so easy! I make them about once a month and munch on them for about a week.
½ a can of Chow Mein Noodles (one can = two batches!)
One bag peanut butter and chocolate chips (usually I buy them already mixed together, but Wal-Mart was all out this time so I bought separate bags)
Step One: Pour bag of chocolate/peanut butter chips into bowl. Microwave bowl for 45 seconds. Remove bowl and stir chips with one of the spoons until smooth.
Step Two: Pour ½ the can of Chow Mein noodles into the empty bowl. Slowly pour the chocolate over the noodles and carefully coat the noodles.
Step Three: Using the two spoons, scoop small clumps of the chocolate-covered noodles onto the wax paper. Refrigerate for 20 minutes and enjoy!
And now… I am going to eat a couple of haystacks to reward myself for getting through another week!