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Rocky Road Haystacks

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Rocky road haystacks are always a hit. Crunchy peanuts and chow mein noodles are paired with mini marshmallows and coated in chocolate for a sweet and salty no bake treat that’s quick to whip together. Rocky Road Haystacks

These no bake treats are great for any time of the year, but generally I think of these cookies as a Christmas time treat.  Have you ever seen them added to a plate of Christmas candy?

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Try packaging them up with a batch of Salted Caramel Pecan Popcorn and Pistachio Swirl Fudge for an easy to make, but delicious homemade gift.

Haystack cookies are great for getting little hands involved in the process because they are easy to make. The only thing you have to be careful about is making sure the chocolate isn’t hot enough to burn little ones hands. It’s also fun to munch on all the ingredients as you’re working on them.

Rocky Road Haystacks

I love these rocky road haystacks because they totally fit into the category of fantastically delicious, easy, and so little clean up. Plus these haystacks fit into the category of no bake cookie and Christmas candy. Win, win, win. All the way around these rocky road haystacks are just plain good. Rocky Road Haystacks

Traditionally haystacks are no bake cookies made with a candy coating and a long, skinny crunchy component, such as potato sticks or chow mein noodles and some kind of nut added. So when they set up, they actually look like a haystack.  I always add mini marshmallows to mine. The soft and chewy marshmallows with the crunchy and salty makes a perfect combination.

Note: If you have a peanut allergy this recipe is easy to modify. Just switch the peanut butter and peanuts for almond butter and almonds. It will taste just as wonderful!

Rocky Road Haystacks

Rocky Road Haystacks

Yield: 4 dozen
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Crunchy peanuts and chow mein noodles are paired with mini marshmallows and coated in chocolate for a sweet and salty no bake treat that’s quick to whip together. 


  • 1 package chocolate almond bark
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 3 cups chow mein noodles
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows


  1. Heat the almond bark in a double boiler or in the microwave until melted.
  2. Stir in the peanut butter until it's completely mixed in.
  3. Stir in the peanuts, chow mein noodles, and mini marshmallows.
  4. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper and let cool until set.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4 dozen
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 118

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Tuesday 13th of December 2022

How much chocolate is 1 package of almond bark? I can’t find it in Canada.

Amy D

Wednesday 14th of December 2022

Hi Mary,

One package of almond bark is approximately 24 ounces. Hope this will help you!

Rosina Harter

Sunday 25th of December 2016

I love these haystacks! Marshmallows would add a great touch. Like the idea of something other than pretzel sticks, too.

Happy Christmas to the Dickersons! May you have a fantastic year, too.

Amy D

Thursday 29th of December 2016

Thank you so much Rosina! Happy New Year to you and your family as well!

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