I meant to make haystacks, which are very simple: melted butterscotch chips and chow mein noodles in clumps.
But I forgot that the recipe didn't include marshmallows, so I added marshmallows.
But then it was too sticky, and I realized my mistake.
And I do like marshmallows, but I don't like overly marshmallowy things (blame it on an overdose of rice krispy treats as a kid). So I decided to add chocolate chips to the marshmallow-butterscotch mix, to balance it out a bit.
Then I stirred in the chow mein noodles. And at some point, a half stick of butter.
The mess was too sticky to form spoonful cookies, so I pushed it all into a 9 x 13 baking pan and let it cool.
Sticky, but not too sticky, not too firm. Not too sweet, either. Just sweet enough to make them irresistible. Do you know what I mean?
Here's the recipe (I've unofficially named them earthworm cookies, because that's what they look like, but there's got to be a more appetizing name):
1/2 stick butter
1 bag marshmallows
1 bag butterscotch chips
1 bag chocolate chips
1 can chow mein noodles
Melt it all together, push into pan. Let cool. Enjoy.