Just three ingredients are needed to make these White Chocolate Haystacks; white
chocolate, peanuts and pretzels. White chocolate has such a sweet and subtle
flavor that complements the saltiness of the peanuts and pretzels. Perfect for
White Chocolate has always been the mysterious
chocolate, treated differently because according to the FDA, 'officially'
it is not chocolate at all. That is because 'chocolate' must be made of
cocoa fat (cocoa butter) and nonfat dry cocoa solids, an ingredient that
is not found in white chocolate. So here we
are, everyone thinks its chocolate, calls it chocolate, but its really isn't
chocolate, its really "white confectionery coating".
The one thing we must do is to choose
our white chocolate carefully, making sure that the label states that it contains
cocoa butter, sugar, milk solids, vanilla, and lecithin. White
chocolate needs cocoa butter
as this is what gives it that sweet yet mellow flavor and
smooth and creamy texture. Inferior
brands use vegetable fat as its substitute and their flavor is very sweet and
artificial tasting. Another tell tailed sign its not good
white chocolate is its color. White chocolate containing cocoa butter is
pale yellow to ivory colored, whereas white chocolate containing vegetable fat is pure
white in color.