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Tackling the HAYSTACK... 
 
Feb. 19, 2012 2:45 pm 
Updated: Feb. 26, 2012 4:56 pm

As part of the February challenge this month I was challenged to make this recipe.  Sounds simple enough, especially as I love to cook.  So what was the problem?

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/fiber-one-chocolate-peanut-butter-haystacks/detail.aspx <


The problem was PEANUT BUTTER, now don’t get me wrong by female Cocker Spaniel loves peanut butter treats but the rest of the family don’t eat it.  So I presumed that this was one challenge I was going to fail at. 


I kept looking at the recipe, noticing how the quantity of photos and reviews were increasing drastically each day.


Then at the bottom of the page I noticed the footnote:


Variation Milk Chocolate or White Chocolate Haystacks: Omit the peanut butter and substitute 1 bag (11.5 oz) milk chocolate chips or 1 bag (12 oz) white vanilla baking chips for the semisweet chips.


Oh my goodness, I am a huge white chocolate fan so this now became the perfect challenge for me.  So today I pulled out my white chocolate, Fiber one cereal and set about tackling my haystacks!  I added a handful of dried cranberries.  I did not use the wax paper but put the mixture straight into wax baking cups. 


These really are so delicious and it just goes to show that (1) you should always read all instructions fully and (2) When given a challenge, tackle it straight away, you never know it may be something you will rather enjoy.


Just a quick thank you to Fiber One® for this months challenge and the Complimentary cereal! 



Fiber One® Chocolate-Peanut Butter Haystacks
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Fiber One® Chocolate-Peanut Butter Haystacks
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Comments
Feb. 19, 2012 3:14 pm
Those look delicious!:)
 
Lela 
Feb. 19, 2012 3:28 pm
Now, that's the way to eat cereal with chocolate.
 
Feb. 19, 2012 3:39 pm
Looks delicious! Great variation! I made the regular ones and liked them best stored in the frig. They seemed to stay crispier than the ones I left on the counter; less cereal-ish. Gotta make what works for your family! Nice job!
 
Feb. 19, 2012 5:20 pm
CookandBakeGirl ~ Thank you for stopping by. Lela ~ everything tastes good covered in chocolate. Mickdee ~ Hello, not seen you are around for a little while. Thank you, I will make sure they are stored in the fridge.
 
sueb 
Feb. 20, 2012 4:51 am
Even if you had never read the whole recipe, you might have decided on your own to tweak the recipe with things that you and your family would enjoy! What counts is that your family is satisfied!
 
Feb. 20, 2012 10:16 am
Hmmm, I thought I posted here last night. Looks great!
 
 
 
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A little about me, I am a wife and Mum of two gorgeous boys aged 18 and 23, and now mummy to two adorable English Cocker Spaniel puppies named Brie and Henri. We have been living in the US now for 5 years. (You will also see me on allrecipes.co.uk - AR's UK site). I guess like most other European’s I don’t eat to live, but live to eat!!! One of my great passions in life is food. Good home cooked, fresh produce. Especially if it is sourced locally. I truly believe that it is so important at the end of the day for a family to sit down and eat a home cooked dinner together. I spend a lot of my time in the kitchen now, which always amuses my husband. A few years back we had a small public house and restaurant in the Derbyshire Countryside (England). Never once would I venture in the kitchen. With all those professionals there was certainly no need for an amateur! Should you wish you can contact me at thebritishbaker@mail.com
My favorite things to cook
More than anything I adore baking. Cakes, Cookies (or biscuits as they are known to me) and my latest love is baking bread.
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Some of my earlier memories are sitting at my Grandma’s kitchen table in England, watching her bake. She insisted on having to bake a fresh cake everyday. My Grandad was a big cake fan, and a cake always had to be kept in the pantry just in case a visitor should call. Not that you could move in the pantry for more sugar, flour and butter then any village store. (Just in case food rationing ever came back). Unfortunately my Grandma has recently passed away, but her passion for baking will always live on through me and I hope that in time my baking skill will do her justice.
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Anything that actually turns out how it is supposed too!!!
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Oh my goodness where do I start, like everyone I have had the usual tragedies, sponge cakes that have sunk in the middle, over cooked pie crusts, bread that has just failed to rise but I can thankfully say with a little patience and practice I am finaly getting better!!!
 
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