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No Bake Haystack Cookies (2 choices!)

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Haystack cookies are perfect for the holidays! They’re festive, have the perfect crunch, and are so good that you can’t stop with just one!

I love Christmas cookies! If you want to try even more of my favorites, you should bake these Italian Christmas cookies, Linzer cookies or these great Madeleines!

Don't bake haystack cookies with sprinkles.

What are haystack cookies?

Ok, I know the Christmas season is more than just food, but can we all agree that Christmas desserts are the best? I mean, there are so many to try, like this Cinnamon Roll Wreath, these Grinch Cookies, this amazing poinsettia bread or those sweet cornflake Christmas wreaths. Holiday treats not only look so festive, they also taste fantastic! And I think these haystack cookies are high on this list!

Haystack Cookies are SO easy to make! My kids love to help me with this! All you need is chow mein noodles, chocolate (white or milk works best!), Marshmallows, and some festive sprinkles. And voila! You have these lovely, tasty, and easy-to-make goodies of your own! Oh, and did I mention you should probably double the batch? Because these fly off your table so quickly that you wish you had done more!

Ingredients for haystack biscuits with white chocolate

There are two ways to make these cookies! I like to do them both, but you can do just one if you want! You can find the exact dimensions on the recipe card at the end of the article.

  • White chocolate chips: These go SO well with the marshmallow flavor!
  • Marshmallows: Use mini marshmallows so that they blend better.
  • Peanuts: These are completely optional in this recipe!
  • Chow mein noodles: These create such a delicious crunch!

3 pictures showing how to mix marshmallows and white chocolate with chow mein noodles.

How to make white chocolate haystack cookies

These cookies are so easy! I love a good no-bake option for the holidays. They’re quick, easy, and SO delicious.

  1. Mix and melt: In a large microwaveable bowl, place the White Chocolate Chips in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Add marshmallows and stir and cook for another 30 seconds.
  2. Combine and top with sprinkles: Add chow mein noodles to the bag and mix until everything is combined. Spoon out 2 tablespoons of the mixture and place on parchment paper. Sprinkle with sprinkles

A zoomed image of a white chocolate haystack cookie.

Ingredients for Chocolate Haystack Cookies

I can’t decide which one is better, the white chocolate or this one! I think you have to do both and decide for yourself!

  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips: The semi-sweet ones bring this chocolate flavor with them!
  • Butterscotch Chips: These bring the BEST taste!
  • Peanut butter: I love to use creamy peanut butter, but whatever you have on hand, you can use it!
  • Chow mein noodles: The perfect extra crunch!

2 pictures showing how to mix chocolate and butterscotch with chow mein noodles.

How to make chocolate haystack cookies

The chocolate version of these cookies is just as delicious, and the butterscotch really adds an incredible flavor! They are definitely a MUST HAVE this Christmas season!

  1. Stir the ingredients until smooth: In a large, microwave-safe bowl, place the chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and peanut butter. Stir microwave every 30 seconds until melted and smooth.
  2. Add chow mein noodles and sprinkle with sprinkles: Add chow mein noodles to the bag and mix until everything is combined. Spoon out 2 tablespoons of the mixture and place on parchment paper. Sprinkle with sprinkles

Chocolate haystack cookies on parchment paper on a baking sheet.

Variations

These haystack cookies are great for the holidays, but you can easily change them up for any holiday or season! Here are some ideas on how you can do that!

  • Get Colored Baking Chocolate: Get baking chocolates of different colors and mix things up! Then you can do it with any theme or whatever vacation you want!
  • Change sprinkles: You can make the sprinkles in different colors! Orange for Halloween, pastel colors for Easter and red, white and blue for July 4th!
  • Add mint chips: Instead of using butterscotch chips, try mint chips instead! They are so delicious and add a whole different flavor to it!

Haystack cookies on a plate.

How to store leftovers

These cookies are great to make ahead of time! Once the chocolate has cooled, place it in an airtight container on your counter. They last 4-5 days!

No Bake Cookies are quick, easy, and delicious! I love that with not much time I can whip them up and everyone loves them! I’ve put together a few of my favorite no-bake recipes to try! I am sure you will find at least one you will love, too. Or try them all out … I mean they are so good!

White chocolate haystack:

To Make the White Chocolate Haystacks:

  • In a large microwaveable bowl, place the White Chocolate Chips in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Add marshmallows and stir and cook for another 30 seconds.
  • Add chow mein noodles to the bag and mix until everything is combined. Spoon out 2 tablespoons of the mixture and place on parchment paper. Sprinkle with sprinkles

How To Make The Chocolate Haystacks:

  • In a large, microwaveable bowl, add the chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and peanut butter. Stir microwave every 30 seconds until melted and smooth.

  • Add chow mein noodles to the bag and mix until everything is combined. Spoon out 2 tablespoons of the mixture and place on parchment paper. Sprinkle with sprinkles

Serves: 24

Calories719kcal (36%)carbohydrates102G (34%)protein16G (32%)fat28G (43%)Saturated Fat16G (80%)Polyunsaturated fat2GMonounsaturated fatty acids6thGTrans fatty acid1Gcholesterol7thmg (2%)sodium561mg (23%)potassium227mg (6%)fiber6thG (24%)sugar45G (50%)Vitamin A17thIEvitamin C1mg (1%)calcium83mg (8th%)iron4thmg (22%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Every recipe and nutritional value depends on the brands, measuring methods and serving sizes used per household.

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