Bonnie Jean's Spoonoodles (No-Bake)

Another childhood favorite from my mother’s personal collection. The original recipe, shared with her by a close friend, Bonnie Jean H., was so stained, I could hardly read it: high time it’s preserved!

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Ingredients

  • 1 small (3 ounce) can chow mein noodles
  • 1 cup assorted roasted nuts, coarsely broken*
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (6 ounce) bag butterscotch chips (1 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

* Mother's assortment of nuts usually included pecans and/or walnuts, plus a few cashews and peanuts thrown in which helped make these unusual no-bake cookies virtually irresistible!

Instructions

  1. Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the chow mein noodles and nuts; set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine the honey, sugar, butter and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove saucepan from the stove. Stir in butterscotch chips and vanilla until chips are melted.
  4. Pour syrup mixture over the noodle mixture in the large bowl. Quickly toss together until noodles and nuts are well-coated.
  5. Drop by spoonsful onto the prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate until hardened.
  6. Store in airtight containers.

Yield: about 32 no-bake cookies

Vintage, beloved family recipe from my mother, Effie R.; written and shared by LuAnn Bermeo, author of Amazing Meals I and II, a two-volume set of family-approved plant-based recipes.