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Haystacks

Haystacks

Haystacks

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Haystacks
4.6 rating based on 12,345 ratings
4.6/5 (13)
Course: Candy, No-Bake CookiesDifficulty: Easy
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This is an easy confection involving melting chocolate and stirring in peanuts and chow mein noodles.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (for all chocolate, use 4 cups and omit the butterscotch)

  • 2 cups butterscotch chips

  • 1 (12-ounce) can of cocktail peanuts

  • 5 ounces chow mein noodles

Directions

  • Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips in the top of a double boiler over hot (not boiling) water. Stir in nuts and noodles. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. Cool. Store covered in the refrigerator.

Notes

  • Also known as Yankee Doodlers, Yankee Doodle Noodles, Yankee Doodler Noodle Cookies, Chocolate Chow Clusters, Chow Mein Noodle Cookies.
  • Photo by Pearl Pirie under Creative Commons license.
  • Reviewers, please help us out and note the yield!

Reviews

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(example: Sue in LA)
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Review

★★★★★
My family has made these for years too and we call them "Yankee Doodle Noodles". Still a family favorite!
- A Baker

★★★★★
Have made these every year for decades; they're easy and always popular. Try with cashews instead of peanuts.
- A Baker

★★★★☆
These are great, but I switch it up by swapping potato sticks for the chow mein noodles, thereby taking care of the sweet/salty craving. In my grandma's cookbook these were called Ting-a-Lings.
- Luv2bake in Wisconsin

★★★★★
My grandma has been making these for my family for years, they are so good. but of course i cant make them as well as she can.
- Kiyana in Olympia Wa.

★★★★☆
It is gr8
- A Baker

★★★★★
I don't think it gets any easier, even for me and they are great
- First Time

★★★★★
I make this recipe every year and its a fabulous recipe. The only thing I do differently is I used the skinny pretzel sticks. First you break the pretzels in half (about a half a bags worth, it doesn't have to be exact) and then a full can of peanuts and on bag of white chocolate chips. You can break more than one at a time so it goes faster. I also use just white cholate chips.
- A Baker

★★★★☆
I make these every year but with crushed cornflakes instead of chow mein noodles. Yummy!
- A Baker

★★★★★
Very Good (and tasty). A Fave for our family. Made lots.
- I Bake in Wisconsin

★★★☆☆
Try making them with Choc. OR Butterscotch...not mixed together.
- Jami in Lexington SC

★★★★★
I made these yesterday for a cookie swap. The recipe indicated that the recipe would make 2 dozen, I got 62 cookies from this recipe!!! I followed the recipe exactly. Glad I got more.
- A Baker

★★★★★
These are a big hit with everyone!
- Alexandra in Kingsville, Ohio

★★★★★
I have made these many times, but with less chocolate and butterscotch chips. They are always a big hit! My mother made them every Christmas when we were children, only she called them Chinese New Year Cookies.
- Jan in Northport
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