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1/2 cup chocolate chips 1 teaspoon shortening* 1-1/2 cups Chow Mein noodles 40 tiny M&M plain chocolate candies

In a small non-stick skillet, combine chocolate chips and shortening. Place over lowest heat and stir just until melted. Remove from heat. Add Chow Mein noodles and stir to mix well. Using 2 teaspoons, drop a bundle of noodles on a non-stick cookie sheet or a pan lined with parchment or wax paper. Place 2 small colored M & M candies on each bundle to represent eyes. Place in refrigerator until set.

*It is important to use shortening and not margarine when melting the chocolate. Margarine may contain water and it is lower in fat than shortening. Combining margarine with melting chocolate may turn the chocolate into a dry hard mass.

Serves 20

Nutritional Information per serving:

Calories: 40 Fat, gm.: 2 Protein, gm.: 0.5 Carbs, gm.: 5 Cholesterol, mg.: 0 Fiber, gm.: 0.4