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Haystack Cookies

Haystack Cookies are a quick and easy no-bake dessert everyone loves. Chow mein noodles & nuts give them a great crunch and they're coated in a peanut butter & butterscotch coating!!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cool Time 15 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 18 cookies


  • 2 c butterscotch and/or peanut butter chips*
  • ¼ c peanut butter
  • 1 5 oz pkg chow mein noodles
  • 1 c cashews, peanuts or other nuts


  • Line two baking sheets with waxed paper and set aside.
  • In a large microwave safe bowl, combine the chips and peanut butter.
  • Microwave at 50% power for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the chow mein noodles and nuts and stir until coated.
  • Use a cookie scoop or a spoon to drop onto the waxed paper-lined baking sheets.
  • Refrigerate for 15 minutes, or until set, and remove from the waxed paper.


*I find that using all butterscotch chips makes them overly sweet, so my favorite is 1 cup butterscotch chips and 1 cup peanut butter chips!
Keyword cookies, no bake
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