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Chow Mein Haystacks #Recipe

I have always loved snacking on the chow mein noodles that came with the Chinese food. No one in my family really enjoyed them so I always got them all. Never in a million years would I have thought to bake with them. Julie over at Beautiful Tomorrow made these sweet treats for Christmas and I want them like, yesterday! Check out her recipe she uses below.

Chow Mein Haystacks Recipe

Chow Mein Haystacks

Chow Mein Haystacks Ingredients

You will only need 3 ingredients:

  • Dried Chow Mein noodles
  • Chocolate Wafers (we used white chocolate)
  • Peanuts  (We used dry roasted peanuts)

Chow Mein Haystacks Steps


  1. Melt Chocolate wafers in a glass bowl in the microwave until mostly melted.  Stir to mix and melt any chunks left.  (I microwaved mine for about 3 minutes, 1 minute at a time.)
  2. While chocolate is in the microwave, combine the chow mein noodles and peanuts in a  large bowl.
  3. Once Chocolate is melted, pour over chow mein and nut mixture and gently stir to cover.
  4. With a spoon, place spoonful’s of mixture on to a cookie tray.
  5. Place in fridge to cool and harden.

The only question you have left is who is going to lick the bowl!!   With these, you can make them as big or small as you like!  If you ask me, the bigger haystacks are the best!!  😉

  1. Ali P

    January 30, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Different! I love chow mein noodles.


      January 31, 2017 at 11:23 am

      yum! I do too.

  2. Soozle

    January 30, 2017 at 9:10 am

    This has always been one of my favorites – I use milk chocolate, but I like the sounds of the white chocolate too!


      January 31, 2017 at 11:23 am

      ohhh that sounds like a great idea!

  3. Julie

    January 30, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Such a fun idea! Can’t wait to try them out!


      January 31, 2017 at 11:22 am

      they are tasty!

  4. Elizabeth Matthiesen

    January 30, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    This sounds like a nice snack for when guests come – though beware of peanut allergies.


      January 31, 2017 at 11:21 am

      A great point for sure:) I always make it well aware just in case:)

  5. Elizabeth Matthiesen

    January 31, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    So you don’t have to cook the noodles at all??


      February 1, 2017 at 10:23 am

      nope, they are ready to go:)


    February 3, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    My aunt used to make these when I was young. Thanks for the fun flashback recipe!

  7. HEIDI C.

    February 3, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    My aunt used to make these when I was young. Thanks for the fun flashback recipe!

  8. Krista M

    February 4, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Cool! I have only ever used pretzels to make haystacks. Never thought of chow mein noodles! Interesting idea.


      February 4, 2017 at 3:18 pm

      Pretzels? Yum, that sounds good too.

  9. kathy downey

    March 11, 2017 at 11:48 am

    I love chow mein noodles and can’t wait to try this !

  10. s powell

    March 21, 2017 at 5:29 am

    This is a great idea thanks

  11. s powell

    March 30, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Thank you for this recipe this is a great idea

  12. kathy downey

    August 16, 2017 at 11:13 am

    We made and tested,these are delicious !

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