Christmas Cookies, Part the Fourth: Noodle Clusters

Nutty Noodly Clusters

This is another one I can remember making with my mom since childhood. I expect the recipe originally came off the back of a package of chocolate chips or something, but they’re so yummy and easy to make that I have to mix up a batch for Christmas every few years. When I was growing up, we’d dollop these onto cookie sheets covered with waxed paper and set them out in the cold garage to harden up. This time I just left them on my kitchen counter for a few hours, and they still set up just fine.

Nutty Noodle Clusters

1 12oz package chocolate chips
1 12oz package butterscotch chips
1 6-oz can chow mein noodles
1/2 C peanuts or cashews

Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips in a heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and quickly stir in noodles and nuts so they are evenly coated. Dip out by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper and chill or allow to set until hardened. Makes about 24 clusters.

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