- Course: Cakes & Candy
- Yield : 42
- Servings : 42
- Prep Time : 20m
- Cook Time : 2m
- Ready In : 22m
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I had forgotten about this old favorite recipe. When my children were younger this was a fast great for holiday candy. The shoestring potatoes give this candy its haystack effect. They are also known as Easy Chocolate Drops or Chip Stick Peanut Candy. Another reader writes: These candies are great for school functions and giving as gifts for Christmas. Can be done in the microwave or in a double boiler on top of the stove.
- 1 (6 oz) package semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 (6 oz) package butterscotch chips
- 1 cup shoestring potato sticks
- 1 cups salted peanuts (alternative: sweet potato sticks)
In a 2 quart microwave safe bowl, heat chips on high for 2 minutes or until melted. Stir at least once during the melting process.
Stir in the potato sticks and peanuts.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper or parchment lined cookie sheets. Chill until set about 15 minutes.