Chocolate Haystacks

Jeanne Benavidez


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.


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10 Min
10 Min
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12 oz
chocolate chips
bag chow mein noodles
1 c
party peanuts

How to Make Chocolate Haystacks


  • 1Melt the chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl. Heat at 30 second intervals until melted and smooth.
  • 2Add the chow mien noodles stirring gently to keep from breaking the noodles.
  • 3Add the peanuts and stir gently to combine.
  • 4Drop a tablespoon of the mixture onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper or parchment paper.
  • 5Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to set.
  • 6OPTION: To make Vanilla Haystacks, replace the milk chocolate with vanilla chips or almond bark and replace the peanuts with cashews or your favorite nut.

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About Chocolate Haystacks

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

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