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Chocolate Haystack Cookies

This easy Chocolate Haystacks recipe makes a simple no-bake cookie that uses rich chocolate chips, peanuts, and crunchy chow mien noodles. It's an old school treat that is always a huge hit!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate haystack cookies
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories: 297kcal


  • 24 ounces chocolate chips milk, dark, or semi-sweet
  • 2 cups chow mein noodles one large 5 oz. container
  • 1 cup peanuts chopped
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt


  • Place wax paper on a baking sheet or on the counter and set aside.
  • Place chow mein noodles in medium-sized mixing bowl and set aside.
  • In a large microwave-safe bowl add the chocolate chips and microwave for 1 minute at 50% power and stir. Put back in microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between each interval, until chips are melted. If the chips don’t completely melt that’s ok. You won’t even notice in the end result.
  • Add salt and vanilla and stir to combine.
  • Pour melted chocolate over the noodles and chopped peanuts and toss until all the noodles are completely coated.
  • Using two tablespoons or a cookie scoop, drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the wax paper and let cool.
  • Store in refrigerator.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg