Friday, September 18, 2009
No, Ina Garten would never in a million years serve this heap of yumminess but she also doesn't get the after drinking munchies because, well, can we really picture Ina at some ladies drink free night in the western suburbs of Illinois? Ummm, no. These are two-bite piles of butterscotch, peanut butter, marshmallows and cashews. Actually, Ina would probably take this recipe and make it positively elegant. Before that happens though, appreciate the recipe for what it is, the food equivalent of crack that is just not that pretty.
P.S. Freeze these and have them the next day...groan...totally addictive.
1 package butterscotch chips
3/4 cup peanut butter (do not use natural here, use the Skippy with full on flavor)
1/2 cup chopped salted cashews
1 1/2 cup chow mein noodles
3/4 cup mini marshmallows
Melt the butterscotch chips and peanut butter in a large sauce pan. When the mixture is halfway melted, take it off the heat and stir until it is smooth. Let cool slightly and add in the cashews and chow mein noodles and mix together. Fold in the marshmallows. Spoon the mixture in rounded tablespoon size into balls on parchment or wax paper. Allow to set for an hour and eat or put them in the freezer or fridge for later noshing.