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NO-BAKE CHOC/PNUT BUTTER CO

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 cups (9 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
2 tablespoons Crisco® Butter Shortening, divided
OR 2 tablespoons Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening Sticks, divided
2 1/2 cups (5 oz. can) chow mein noodles, coarsly broken and divided
1/2 cup oats (quick, uncooked), divided
1 2/3 cups (10 oz. pkg.) peanut butter chips, divided
Dried apricots (optional), cut into small pieces
PREPARATION DIRECTIONS:

1.
COVER 2 trays or baking pans with waxed paper.

2.
PLACE 1 cup chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon shortening in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on MEDIUM (50% power). Stir after 1 minute. Repeat until smooth. Stir in 1 1⁄4 cups chow mein noodles and 1⁄4 cup oats. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto prepared tray. Flatten slightly. Press 2⁄3 cup peanut butter chips into cookies. Let stand until firm.

3.
PLACE remaining 1 cup peanut butter chips and 1 tablespoon shortening in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on MEDIUM (50% power). Stir after 1 minute. Repeat until smooth. Stir in remaining 1 1⁄4 cups chow mein noodles and 1⁄4 cup oats. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto prepared tray. Flatten slightly. Press remaining 1⁄2 cup chocolate chips into cookies. Garnish with apricots, if desired. Let stand until firm.

TIP
Chips and shortening can also be melted in a small saucepan over very low heat. Stir until smooth.

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