Jeanne Benavidez Recipe

Chocolate Haystacks

By Jeanne Benavidez jeanneben

I have been making these for many years. They are so easy yet are some of the most requested treats during the holidays. I make these chocolate haystacks with chocolate chips and peanuts and I make vanilla haystacks with vanilla almond bark and cashews. I usually combine some of each in a nice gift box for special occasions.

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Stove Top


12 oz
chocolate chips
bag chow mein noodles
1 c
party peanuts
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Directions Step-By-Step

Melt the chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl. Heat at 30 second intervals until melted and smooth.
Add the chow mien noodles stirring gently to keep from breaking the noodles.
Add the peanuts and stir gently to combine.
Drop a tablespoon of the mixture onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper or parchment paper.
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to set.
OPTION: To make Vanilla Haystacks, replace the milk chocolate with vanilla chips or almond bark and replace the peanuts with cashews or your favorite nut.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy