Friday, December 23, 2016

Chocolate-Butterscotch Holiday Treats

with Missy Tippens


I wanted to share one of my favorite holiday treats for our last day of the 12 Days of Christmas Treats. Thank you so much for taking part! If you're listed as a winner, please contact the author on her Facebook page or website. Our winners for the week are:

Friday: The winner of one of my books of choice: Terrill R.

Saturday: From author Mary Jane Hathaway...Trixi is the winner of Season of Hope and Lisa Hudson wins the Cookie Swap Christmas cookbook. 

Monday: The winner of Jan Drexler's prize of a signed copy of Mattie's Pledge is DebH.

Tuesday: Mindy Obenhaus's winner will receive 'Tis the Season Cookbook  and a copy of Falling for the Hometown Hero. The winner is Wilani.

Wednesday: Cate Nolan's winner of Christmas in Hiding is Debbie Rhoades. Choice of print or e-book.

Thursday: The winner of Ruthy Logan Herne's Cowboy Christmas Homecoming is...TBA! I'm posting this before she's had a chance to draw a winner. :) Stay tuned to the comments for the announcement.

And now my recipe!

Missy's Chocolate-Butterscotch Treats

I started with Mindy's recipe for Chocolate Peanut Bliss: click here. But I doctored it up, mainly to make it stretch further.

1 pack vanilla almond bark
1 pack chocolate almond bark
1 pack (4 oz) Baker's German Sweet Baking Bar (I'm convinced this is the secret ingredient making it so yummy)
1 bag semi-sweet chips (12 oz)
1 bag butterscotch chips (12 oz I think)
32 oz. dry roasted peanuts
½ of a large bag Chow mein noodles


Chop the chocolate bark and bar. This was taking me forever, so I just started digging the tip of the knife into the chocolate to break it up in chunks.





Toss all the chocolate and chips into the Crock Pot. I turned it on high to start the warming but then turned it down to low.






While the chocolate melted (stirring occasionally), I gathered the other ingredients along with my silicone baking sheets and parchment paper.







When the chocolate was melted (don't over-cook it!), I used a whisk to smooth it out (some of the chips didn't want to melt really well).

Once smooth, stir in the nuts and noodles. Then spoon onto the paper/silicone mats and let sit until hardened. This step took a couple of hours, so be sure to leave time--especially if you're planning to pack them up as a gift.


These are definitely something kids can help make. I guarantee everyone will love them!


Merry Christmas y'all! I hope you enjoy the time with friends and family. And also remember the Reason for this season. We'll be closed through the long weekend but will see you back next week!



www.missytippens.com

18 comments:

  1. Hey, good morning! I was at a high school Christmas concert and a cookies and tea party last night, and couldn't get back here... I tossed all my names into the CAT DISH and the winner was Andrea Stephens!!! Congratulations, Andrea, and Merry Christmas!

    Missy, these treats sound wonderful. And easy. What a great combo of flavors!!!

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    1. Ruthy, it's sort of a blend of treats based on Mindy's recipe. But I made something similar a few years ago based on a combination of Mary's candy recipe and your haystacks. :)

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  2. Noodles in your chocolate????? I'm gobsmacked!!!! Who thinks of these things???? I am so not an adventurous cook. LOL I'll trust you that it tastes divine, though and I love the idea of making it in a crockpot. I'm boring when it comes to what I make in a crockpot too. It's always an eye-opening experience for me at the cafe. Merry Christmas everyone!

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    1. Kav, it's so good!! It just adds crunch. :) Be brave and try it!

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  3. This recipe sounds so good. Another recipe to try for another year.

    How do we claim our prizes? I am so excited to have won.

    Merry Christmas!

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    1. Wilani, I'm sorry! I meant to add how to contact about your prize! I'll go do that now. You'll just contact Mindy on her Facebook page or through her website to give her your info.

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  4. Missy! Chocolate treats in a crockpot....and no food processor required...😉.....your recipe sounds yummy. Since I've been traveling the last couple of weeks, I missed the cafe's fun days of treats. I'll be checking all the recipes. Merry Christmas to all you fabulous cooks!

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    1. Sherida, thank you! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, too!

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  5. Congratulations to all the winners!

    I make a treat similar to this. I got the recipe from my mother-in-law, and we call it haystacks. No peanuts in hers, though...I'll have to try that. :)

    Merry Christmas, everyone!

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    1. Jan, I've made those, too. Love them all!

      Merry Christmas!

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  6. Congratulations to the winners.

    My recipe with Chow mein noodles does not call for chocolate. So many variations in recipes. A Merry and blessed Christmas to all.

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  7. The whole crock pot method to this recipe is new to me, but I love my crock pot. Almost as much as I love the food I can make in it. :-)

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    1. I love mine, too, Terrill.

      Also! You're the winner of one of my books. Please contact me on Facebook or through my website, and we can work out sending you your prize.

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  8. These sure look yummy Missy. Merry Christmas.

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