How to make Haystacks
2 c white sugar
1/2 c butter
1/2 c milk
1/2 c cocoa
Boil, stirring, for 5 minutes (or 3 minutes for gooey cookies).
1 T vanilla
1/2 t salt
3 c oats
1 c coconut
Mix well. Drop by the teaspoon onto waxed paper. Cool. Eat. Eat more. Put in an airtight container before you eat yourself sick. Try not to lick out the pot while it's still hot--that stuff is sticky and can really burn.
How to make disgusting, vile, horrifyingly, traumatically nasty Haystacks
substitute Splenda for as little as half of the sugar.
"Hmm. I'm almost out of sugar," I think. "But here's some Splenda. They talk up how good this stuff is for baking," I think. "How bad can it be?" I think.
You'd think I'd have learned from my brother's Tequila Suicide experience (I'll tell you about it some other time) that if you find yourself asking "How bad can it be?" you usually don't want to know the answer.