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no-bake peanut butter chow mein noodle cookies

(30 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Deborah Hurtado
Las Vegas, NV

This is the first cookie recipe I learned from watching my mother make and the first one I taught my kids. Now my son Fernando makes it several times a year and it's a big hit where he works. This is a FUN recipe a CHILD can make. Add or delete items as you like. Fun to make fun to eat.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These no-bake cookies are a cross between scotcheroos and classic haystack cookies. The sweet gooeyness that holds this cookie together is the perfect contrast to the salty chow mein noodles. Nuts in the peanut butter add another layer of crunch. Chocolate on top is the perfect complement to all the flavors.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(30 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For no-bake peanut butter chow mein noodle cookies

  • 3/4 c
    chunky peanut butter
  • 2 pkg
    chow mein noodles (5 oz each)
  • 1 pkg
    marshmallows (10 oz)
  • 1/4 c
    butter or margarine
  • 1 c
    butterscotch morsels
  • 1
    chocolate candy bar, melted to drizzle (4.4 oz)

How To Make no-bake peanut butter chow mein noodle cookies

Test Kitchen Tips
Be careful to not have your stove too hot when melting the butterscotch mixture or it will burn and seize up. You may not need the entire 2nd can of noodles. We suggest starting with half the can to make it easier to coat the noodles.
  • Melting butter in a saucepan.
    Melt butter in a 5 qt saucepan swirling around to coat the sides and bottom.
  • Peanut butter and butterscotch chips added to melted butter.
    Over low heat, add peanut butter and 1 cup of butterscotch morsels.
  • Stirring until melted.
    Stir until melted.
  • Adding marshmallows to the saucepan.
    Add marshmallows stirring quickly. Stir the mixture until everything is melted.
  • Adding in chow mein noodles.
    Add chow mein noodles. Stir until they are coated.
  • Cookies dropped onto waxed paper.
    Drop onto wax paper to your choice of size.
  • Melted chocolate in a bowl.
    After the cookies cool for an hour, melt chocolate.
  • Cookies drizzled with melted chocolate and a dollop of chocolate in the middle.
    Drizzle with chocolate making a big dollop in the middle. Cool and put in a covered container. Enjoy!