White Chocolate and Craisins Haystacks
I already made couple of batches for my nieces and nephews for Thanksgiving and I am happy that they loved them. For me, they make a great after dinner dessert.
1 1/4 cups thin pretzel sticks, broken into 1 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 cup roasted unsalted peanuts
1/4 cup Craisins (dried cranberries)
1. Line a cookie sheet with foil paper
2. Melt the white chocolate as per package instructions. For two cups of chocolate chips, I microwave for 1 minute and then additional 15-20 seconds in 5 second intervals.
The chocolate chips may maintain their shape so try to run a spoon and stop when it spreads creamy. You have to be very careful that it does not get over heated.
3.Add peanuts, cranberries and pretzels, stirring until well coated.
4.Drop by spoonful onto the cookie sheet and sprinkle some colored sugar crystals or sprinkles.
Once cool, store the haystacks in an airtight container. They can be refrigerated for several weeks.
You can try different variations: Stir in 1/4 cup chopped roasted almonds or pistachios instead of Craisins.