Pumpkins in the Field

Butterscotch-flavored “haystacks” make a whimsical base for candy pumpkins. You can set a pumpkin in the middle of each haystack, as if it’s sitting in a nest, or you can press the pumpkin right against the side, as if it’s nestled up against the foot of a haystack.

Recipe from "Ghoulish Goodies" by Sharon Bowers/Storey Publishing.

Pumpkins in the Field

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    1 6-ounce bag butterscotch morsels (about 1 cup) 1 cup roasted salted peanuts
    2 cups chow mein noodles 1 6-ounce bag candy pumpkins (such as Brach's Mellowcreme pumpkins)


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      Line two baking sheets with waxed paper. On top of a double boiler (or in the microwave for 1 minute, stirring well), melt the butterscotch morsels. Be careful not to overheat or the mixture may seize up and become too stiff.

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      Stir the peanuts and chow mein noodles into the melted butterscotch. Dollop out by heaping tablespoons on the waxed paper; while the mixture is still warm, place a pumpkin on top of each haystack or press it against the side. Allow to firm up in the refrigerator if necessary.

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