These are the perfect treats to make with small children, and you can have a lot of fun eating them too! These treats can also be called haystacks, but for Halloween they make great spooky spiders.
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
2-3 cups chow mein noodles (dry)
1/2 cup peanuts (optional)
Smarties, M&M's, or other small candy for the "eyes"
Cover a baking sheet or two with wax paper. Set aside. In a small saucepan or microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate and butterscotch chips over low heat. Stir the melted chips until smooth.
Stir the melted chocolate with the noodles and nuts until they are well coated. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to do the mixing because the chocolate might still be too hot to touch. Drop by spoonfuls onto the wax paper and put two eyes onto the mounds. You may find it helpful to put a small dab of melted chocolate on the back of the eyes to make them stick on.
Refrigerate the spiders for 15-20 minutes, or until they are firm. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer. Enjoy eating your tasty spiders!
*Recipe by Brooke McMillan