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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Crunchy Pecan Clusters

I got this cookie recipe from Nestle, and it is yummy. The girls love to help me make it. (And you can't go wrong with only 4 ingredients, 3 of which I always have on hand!)

3 packages of ramen noodles (3 oz. each) -- any flavor
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup butter
12 oz. bag Nestle Toll House Premier White Morsels

Line two baking sheets with wax paper.

Put noodles in large ziplock bag and break them up with a rolling pin into pieces 1/2 inch or smaller. You can also break them up in a bowl with a wooden spoon. (Discard flavor packet or save for another use.)

Add pecans to noodles and mix.

Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add noodle mix. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly for about five minutes or until noodles and pecans just begin to brown. Remove mixture from skillet to large bowl; cool slightly.

Melt morsels in medium uncovered bowl in microwave on medium-high heat (70%) until they begin to melt. Stir. Morsels may retain some of their shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10-15 second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted. Pour melted morsels over noodle mixture and toss until noodle mixture is completely coated. Drop by rounded teaspoons into mounds onto prepared baking sheets. (The mixture will appear loose, but will hold together when set.) Let stand 45-60 minutes or until set.

Welcome to all who visit from the Carnival of the Recipes, and thanks to SarahK for a great Carnival!