Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earth Day Cornflake Haystacks

Everyday is Earth Day in my world, but today it is officially Earth Day 2014.  I thought I should make a Tuesday recipe related to earth day but I couldn't think of anything.  I looked up some recipes and many of them were based on the blue marble earth.  They had a lot of blue and green food coloring.  I don't like using food coloring especially red dye.  I think some of those artificial colorings cause a lot of behavior problems in children and probably in adults too.  Then I thought I'd make a dirt cake, but everyone makes dirt cake these days and none of us should have all those calories.  I settled on these.  They are called Cornflake Haystacks.  Not really earthy, but close enough.  They have a lot of calories too, but as it turns out we aren't a fan of butterscotch.  We won't be eating that many.  I sure hope Dad likes them*.  Otherwise, I will freeze them and bring them out when the grandkids come over.  If you love butterscotch, you will really enjoy them.

*Dad loves them.  He has polished off nearly all of them in three days and hasn't eaten any of his other cookies or treats.  

Cornflake Haystacks

1 cup peanut butter
1 (12 oz.) butterscotch chips
6 cups corn flakes

Put the peanut butter and the butterscotch chips in a large pan.  Turn the heat to low and melt.  Be sure to stir often.  When the mixture is smooth, add the cornflakes.  Mix until the cornflakes are coated.  Then take a spoon or a scoop and drop on parchment paper or waxed paper.  Let them cool.

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