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