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Chow Chow Clusters

Updated: Sep 18, 2023


Making these simple “cookies” with my young grandkids marked me as their “Cooking Grandma”  who knew her way around a kitchen. Now that the kids are older, I’m going to tutor them in making these treats on their own, giving them the option of adding peanuts or cashews or finely shredded coconut. The only caution is to keep the hot chocolate from burning in the pan and then on one’s fingers while shaping the cookies. I wonder who will get to lick the pan.


Makes about 20 cookies   Preparation time: 20 minutes   Cooling time: about half an hour

Ingredients 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 2 cups buttersctoch chips 10 ounces chow mein noodles Optional ingredients: 1/2 cup peanuts, cashews, or finely shredded coconut

Directions 1. Combine chocolate and butterscotch chips in double boiler or heavy saucepan.  Melt over low heat stirring constantly. (The double boiler helps keep the chocolate from burning. If the chocolate starts to appear grainy, it’s overcooked. ) 2. Remove from heat and stir in the chow mein noodles. and any other ingredients. 3. Mix quickly to coat noodles. ​4. Dip out teaspoonfuls on wax paper and cool.

​I hope you enjoy my recipes. Let me know if you’ve tried any of them and how they turned out.

Good cooking to you! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! ​Linda ​​​​​Note: Would you like a printout of this and other recipes? These directions may help: Use your mouse to select only the text you want to copy rather than the entire page. Then press Ctrl+C, open your Word program and press Ctrl+V to paste the semi-formatted text. Print it from there.

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