Desserts

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Haystacks

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Haystacks are an easy treat that I serve every holiday season. Made with only four ingredients, you’ll love this sweet and crunchy dessert.

I can’t even remember where I first found this recipe because I’ve been making haystacks since I was a teenager. I think it was the first holiday treat I made when I first started my family. I’ve been making them year after year without fail.

I even got my best friend, Angel, on board. She’s been making them for years since she tried them at my place 20 years ago! They are a keeper, for sure.

They are beyond easy to make and only four ingredients. Sometimes I’ll change around a few of the ingredients and use butterscotch chips with the chocolate chips.

For this recipe today, I used milk chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. Chocolate and peanut butter is the perfect match don’t you think?

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Haystacks - Only four ingredients for this sweet no-bake treat!

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Haystacks

Years ago I used to buy the chow mein noodles in a can. I can’t even remember the brand, but I’ve checked all the grocery stores near me and they don’t sell them. I found chow mein noodles in a bag…. about the size of a bag of chips!

I know it may seem weird to put chow mein noodles in a dessert. I’ve used ramen noodles in a dessert before. You’ll be surprised by how yummy they taste. I love each crunchy bite!

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Haystacks - A must-make for the holidays! These treats are delicious, easy and freeze well.

They also freeze well. At Christmas time, I make a bunch and keep a few batches in the freezer. I sometimes eat them straight out of the freezer without waiting for them to thaw.

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Haystacks - Only four ingredients for this sweet no-bake treat!

How to Make No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Haystacks

Add the chocolate chips and peanut butter chips to a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until they are fully melted and remove from heat.

Stir in the peanuts and chow mein noodles.

Drop by tablespoonfuls on a sheet of wax paper. Let them sit at room temperature for a few hours for the chocolate to harden.

Then they are ready to eat! Yum!

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It doesn’t get any easier than this recipe. What would you put in your haystacks?

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Haystacks - Only four ingredients for this sweet no-bake treat!

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Haystacks

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Simple no-bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Haystacks recipe made with chow mein noodles.

Ingredients

  • 1 package chocolate chips (about 1½ cups)
  • 1 package peanut butter chips (about 1½ cups)
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 2 to 2½ cups of chow mein noodles

Instructions

  1. Combine chocolate chips and peanut butter chips in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat on the stove. Stir often until fully melted. Remove from heat.
  2. Add in peanuts and chow mein noodles and stir to fully combine.
  3. Drop a tablespoon of the chocolate mixture on a sheet of wax paper. Let sit for a few hours until the chocolate hardens.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1 haystack
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256 Total Fat: 19.9g Saturated Fat: 5.2g Unsaturated Fat: 12.6g Sodium: 203.3mg Carbohydrates: 15.6g Fiber: 2.9g Sugar: 9.8g Protein: 8.4g

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Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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