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Rocky Road Haystacks

by Amy D

These 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

It’s funny to me the different things we care about having the “best of.” Not necessarily funny in the haha kind of way, but funny as in peculiar. For instance, my husband has to have the best internet. He’s constantly checking our download and upload speed, changing our routers, our modem and service providers so that we have “the most face melting fast internet.” Those are obviously his words, not mine.

And with my boys, they care about having the best Pokemon cards. Though I don’t understand it, because they have hundreds of them, they spend their money on more Pokemon cards hoping that they’ll get some special card that’s super rare and a foil edition. (They tried to teach me to play Pokemon. Strategy games like these aren’t my strong suit.)Rocky Road Haystacks

And then there’s me. What do I want to have the best of? I want to have the best recipes. Ones that are not only fantastically delicious, but also don’t require a ton of time and work or a ridiculous amount of clean up. I also want the best rainbow colored kitchen accessories and the best collection of comfortable wedge heels. (I spend way more time shopping for both of these things than I should.)

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 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 chowmein noodles and some kind of nut added. So when they set up, they actually look like a haystack. I love adding mini marshmallows to mine. The soft and chewy marshmallows with the crunchy and salty makes a perfect combination.

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
5 from 1 vote

Rocky Road Haystacks

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. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword candy, Christmas
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 dozen
Calories 118 kcal
Author Amy D.


  • 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.



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Rosina Harter December 25, 2016 - 10:17 am

5 stars
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 December 29, 2016 - 8:45 pm

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


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