Haystack Cookies

4 ingredient Haystack Cookies whip up in minutes for a quick and easy peanut butter no bake treat that will be gone in minutes!!

Haystack Cookies are a quick no-bake dessert the kids will love. Other favorite no bake cookies include our: Avalanche Cookies and Butterscotch Cornflake Cookies!

haystack cookies on a white plate

4-ingredient No Bake treat

I’m all about cookies!!

Cookies are quick, easy, bite-size, and delicious. And if they are ready in minutes and don’t require an oven – even better!!

No bake treats are a staple in this house, especially during summer. And these Haystack Cookies are a kid-friendly best-loved dessert in our home!

I love that they only require 4 ingredients, and they’re usually things I have on hand.

If you need a quick and easy treat, this peanut butter + butterscotch flavored dessert is SO tasty.

Ingredients for haystack cookies

How to make haystack cookies

They’re so simple!

MELT. Add white candy coating and butterscotch chips to a medium pot and cook on LOW heat. Stir constantly until all melted.

COMBINE. Remove mixture from heat and fold in peanut butter and chow mein noodles.

SCOOP + SET. Use a cookie scoop, scoop out onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet (wax paper works too) and let set until firm. You can speed up setting by placing in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.

Ingredients for haystack cookies in a pot.

Haystack Variations

Variations: I wouldn’t have thought that a cookie made from chow mein noodles would be so delicious, but these are fantastic! Of course, as yummy as these are, it’s always fun to change things up from time to time and these are super easy to do that with. 

I will note that if you do add any extra mix-ins, that you’ll want to use the smaller amount of chow mein noodles so that everything still gets a nice even coating. 

  • Candy Chips: Mix in a few mini chocolate chips or Mini M&M’s. You can also use  peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips or butterscotch chips to help enhance any of the flavors already included in the recipe. 
  • Mini White Marshmallows: If you plan to add mini marshmallows,  add them after mixing in the chow mein noodles. This will help the sauce cool a bit so that the marshmallows won’t melt. 
  • Pretzels: Chop pretzel sticks and mix them in for a salty crunch. 
  • Nuts: Add some chopped nuts like cashews, peanuts, walnuts.
  • Coconut: Toss in some toasted coconut flakes
  • Sprinkles: Add festive sprinkles to the top before they cool otherwise the sprinkles won’t stick.
Haystack cookies on a sheet pan

Recipe Notes + Storage Tips

Measurements: I grabbed my kitchen scale and measured out how many ounces of Chow Mein noodles were in 1 cup. I found that 3 oz is equivalent to 1 cup. Therefore, 12 oz is 4 cups and 15 oz is 5 cups. 

Size: You can make these cookies as large or small as you wish. I typically use my 2 tbsp size cookie scoop. 

Let them set for about an hour at room temperature or speed up the process by sticking them in the fridge for 10-15  minutes. 

STORE cooled and set cookies, keep them stored in an airtight container. They’ll last for about 2 weeks at room temperature.

FREEZE them for up to 3 weeks, but keep in mind they won’t be as crispy. Thaw before eating.

Haystack cookies on a white plate

For more no bake Treats, try:

Haystack Cookie Recipe

5 from 5 votes
4 ingredient Haystack Cookies whip up in minutes for a quick and easy peanut butter no bake treat that will be gone in minutes!!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Set 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 30
Calories 233 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 10 oz. white chocolate candy coating
  • 11 oz. butterscotch chips, 1 bag
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter creamy
  • 12 – 15 oz. chow mein noodles

Instructions
 

  • Add white candy coating and butterscotch chips to a medium pot and cook on LOW heat. Stir constantly until all melted.
  • Remove from heat and fold in peanut butter and chow mein noodles.
  • Use a cookie scoop, scoop out onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and let set until firm. You can speed up setting by placing in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.

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  1. 5 stars
    A different sort of a cookie made with chow mein noodles. You will like the sweet peanut butter taste.

  2. 5 stars
    I almost always have A half used bag of chow mein noodles that just looks in the back of my cupboard. this is a great way to use them up. Thanks for sharing this unique cookie recipe.