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Chinese New Year Chocolate Candy

Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2011
So much fun especially for children! I agree in that I think the origins of this recipe are American and not Chinese (the "Haystacks" recipe I saw submitted by a European American on the back of an American Food Product last summer) but who cares because the sweet is a cool idea. Fusion? This recipe dates back at least to the 1960's or earlier. I have also seen variations which use Corn Flakes, Pretzels, and even Potato Chips instead of the Chinese Chow Mein Noodles. Remember that there are many varieties of Chow Main Noodles also to try of various widths etc. My husband is Chinese and in general he says the Chinese culture does not like things that are TOO sweet but they do sell Poki Sticks (sp?) that are like thin crisp bread sticks dipped in chocolate. And they do have Chinese Bakeries that sell items similar to rich Europan Style Baked Goods that in general are lighter and less sweet. Thank you Sam Mei for this good idea to Celebrate CNY !!
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