Dessert Week with the Fillies … Day Four



Haystack Drop Candies
By Winnie Griggs


This is a holiday favorite at my house.  It’s super easy and, as you can see from the notes on ingredients that can be swapped out or added in, it is very versatile.



  • 1 cup caramel chips (can substitute butterscotch chips)
  • 2 cups shoestring potatoes (can substitute chow mein noodles)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup salted peanuts (optional)



  • Melt chips and peanut butter in microwave or double boiler.  Stir until well blended
  • Gently stir in shoestring potatoes and nuts
  • Drop by spoonfuls unto waxed paper
  • Cool until set


Other add-ins you can try

  • Rice Krispie cereal
  • Miniature marshmallows
  • M&Ms
  • Coconut


Andes Mint Cookies
By Cheryl Pierson



  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbs water
  • 3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 oz. Andes mints
  • Pecan halves


  • In a large bowl, cream sugars and butter or margarine.
  • Add eggs and water. Beat well.
  • Mix flour, soda and salt well.
  • Add gradually to egg mixture. Chill dough overnight (it is important that the dough be well chilled).
  • Wrap each mint completely in cookie dough.
  • Place 2″ apart on lightly greased cookie sheets and put a nut half on top of each cookie.
  • Bake 7-9 minutes until golden brown in a 375 degree oven.
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9 thoughts on “Dessert Week with the Fillies … Day Four”

  1. Both of the recipes sound larruping good, so not sure which I’ll fix first. Think I’ll make a new year’s resolution to fix all of the Filly Desserts and eat them all for a week! Ouch 20 pounds…LOL (probably the first week)! Both recipes will be good for me to do with the Grandkids. They love to help Granny cook. Big hugs, P

  2. Hi Ladies, hope you are all enjoying your break and the holidays! I am loving these recipes. I gained several new favorites that I make all the time back when you had your soup and stew recipe week. Now I’m looking forward to trying some of the ones you have posted this week.
    Happy 2011! Can’t wait to see what new books you will have out in the coming year!

  3. Yep, ladies, these are some wonderful recipes–it seems like every time we have a recipe week here, I get tons of new stuff to try, and I LOVE IT! I am a cookie freak, though. LOVE THEM. And…well, just about anything sweet I love. Hope you are all having a wonderful holiday!
    Cheryl P.

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