These easy no-bake Chocolate Haystacks are chocolatey crunchiness made with 2 ingredients that ready in less than 30 minutes!
Need a few more easy no-bake dessert recipes? These Peanut Butter Balls are a classic, this Peppermint Bark Recipe is great for wrapping in a cute container for edible gifts and these Oreo Balls are just the best!
I was feeling very nostalgic this weekend. Spending time with my mother over Thanksgiving did that. We did lots of reminiscing about the traditions we remember growing up. One of my memories was my grandmother always made these chocolate haystacks every year at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
I haven’t made Haystacks in years and years but I promised my daughter I would introduce her to the wonderfulness of these easy little treats.
You can use whatever chocolate chips you like best. Milk chocolate, semi-sweet, or dark. I made mine with semi-sweet since we love darker chocolates. You can also add your favorite toasted nut like almonds, pecans, cashews. Top with sea salt if you prefer. It’s all delicious!
They are another super dessert to add to your holiday sweets list! Especially if you need something really, really fast.
How to Make These Haystacks
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Melt chocolate per the directions on the package. I melt mine in the microwave in 20-second intervals, stirring after every 20 seconds.
Add chow mein noodles and nuts too (if desired) to the melted chocolate and carefully combine until they are coating well.
Scoop about a tablespoon of the mixture and drop it onto the parchment paper.
Allow them to cool. I place mine in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes. (the freezer would work too for about 10 minutes)
Sprinkle with sea salt, if desired.
Store in an airtight container.
Chocolate Haystacks Recipe
- 24 ounces chocolate chips or bars milk chocolate, semi-sweet or dark
- 2 cups chow mein noodles
- 1 cup your choice of toasted nuts almonds, peanuts, cashews, or pecans (Optional)
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Melt chocolate per the directions on the package.
- Add chow mein noodles and nuts to the melted chocolate and carefully combine until they are coating well.
- Scoop about a tablespoon full of the mixture and drop onto the parchment paper.
- Allow to cool. I place mine in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes. (the freezer would work too for about 10 minutes)
- Sprinkle with sea salt, if desired.
- Store in an airtight container.
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We use Oatmeal instead of chow mein noodles to make our Chocolate Haystacks.
Darla J Jolet
My mom made this years ago, but dipt them in melted butterscotch chips instead of chocolate. yum!!!!
Isn’t that more than 2 ingredients?
The 2 ingredients are just chocolate and chow mein noodles. Nuts are optional 😉 Enjoy!
Thanks for sharing all the recipes. I make the Haystacks with Butterscotch chips and peanuts. One of our favorites. ❤️
I just love your Haystacks, they look awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and Happy New Year!
Yum! These bring back memories. My mom and I used to make something similar. And also used to make a birds nest version with butterscotch chips and jelly beans (we would make those around Easter time). I’m going to pin this to my recipes folder.
Ducks n a Row
OH Sherri – I love this dessert! My sister-in-law makes it every Christmas. I never bothered to get the recipe because I knew I would get to have some anyway! LOL Well, I pinned and yummed this so I’ll now have the recipe to make myself. You get five stars for this one, dear lady 🙂