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Chocolate Butterscotch Drops aka Mr. Pete’s Christmas Cookies

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Chocolate Butterscotch Drops aka Mr. Pete’s Christmas Cookies

Hi! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and are looking forward to a merry Christmas! 🙂 Yesterday I spent the day baking cookies as gifts, and the ones I make every year without fail are Mr. Pete’s Christmas cookies. Who is Mr. Pete? A friend’s dad. I learned this recipe from him when his daughter and I were only children. They’re super easy and are always a big hit.

 

Make sure you have everything ready and measured before you start because this all has to be done pretty quickly. Chocolate is very fickle and you don’t want it to burn on you, or harden before you’re done.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 12oz bags of semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 12oz bag of butters chips
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts (the saltier the better!)
  • 2 cups rice noodles

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WHAT YOU DO:

  1. Spread out two long sheets of tin foil side by side. Leave aside.
  2. Warm a pot over medium heat. Not too hot because chocolate is very fickle. Once warm, pour in chocolate chips and start stirring.
  3. Keep stirring. Pour in butterscotch chips.
  4. Once the mixture is smooth, add in peanuts and rice noodles. Stir to coat well.
  5. Move pot off of heat and use two small spoons to drop mixture onto tin foil. Don’t make them too big. These guys are rich. Enlist help if you can get it, and work quickly! You don’t want it to harden before you’re done.
  6. Let the drops sit, cool and harden. This takes a couple of hours, but then you’re done!

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Enjoy!