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MELBA'S SWAP SHOP
Modified: February 4, 2014 at 3:11 pm •  Published: February 5, 2014
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SWAP SHOP

WANT SOME EASY SNACKS?

DEAR MELBA: I really like your readers' recipes. They are the type I grew up using. I am from the Ssouth and proud of my heritage. I know how hard it was for my grandparents to make a living on a farm. They were resourceful, because they had to be.

This is a snack my grandmother made. When I make them, I am reminded of how they made their snacks by using what they had on hand.

In this recipe, I have a tendency to use too much marshmallow creme, and they are a little messy. But it's a simple snack that is not too sweet.

CRACKER SNACKS

Saltine crackers

Marshmallow creme

Peanut butter

• Spread one cracker with marshmallow creme. Spread another cracker with peanut butter. Close the crackers together, and enjoy.

And, you're probably familiar with Haystacks. I don't use the whole can of noodles, nor the total amount of peanuts. I stir in some noodles and then some nuts until it is the consistency I want. I like to have the candy a little creamy. I find that if you add all the noodles and nuts, it can be a little too dry. It's a trial and error thing.

HAYSTACKS

2 packages (6 ounces each) butterscotch morsels

1 can (5 ounces) dry chow mein noodles, approximately

1 can (12 ounces) cocktail peanuts, approximately

• In large glass bowl, melt butterscotch morsels in microwave. Stir in noodles and peanuts.

• Using two forks, pick up small amounts of mixture and drop on waxed paper. They will have the appearance of “haystacks.”

Carol Jackson, N. Carolina

DEAR MELBA: I'm looking for a recipe for the salad dressing served at Beverly's Restaurant.

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