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Kiddie Food

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)

Two ingredients!


Two bowls

Two spoons

A microwave

Wax paper


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.

chips, noodles, & wax paper

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.

ohh the chocolate

Step Three: Using the two spoons, scoop small clumps of the chocolate-covered noodles onto the wax paper.  Refrigerate for 20 minutes and enjoy!

clumpety clump
The Ultimate Kiddie Food!

And now… I am going to eat a couple of haystacks to reward myself for getting through another week!


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