Christmas Haystacks


Christmas Haystacks

Christmas Haystacks

Chow mein noodles and salted peanuts are tossed with melted white chips, marshmallows and vanilla frosting, and finished with holiday sprinkles.
Course Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine American
Keyword candy, chow mein noodles, christmas, cocktail peanuts, cookies, microwave, mini marshmallows, vanilla frosting, white vanilla baking chips
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 23 minutes
Servings 40
Calories 170kcal


  • 4 cups chow mein noodles
  • 1 cup cocktail peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons butter cut into pieces
  • 10 ounce bag miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup white vanilla baking chips
  • 1/2 cup vanilla frosting from 16-oz container
  • 2 teaspoons sprinkles


  • Line cookie sheets with waxed paper or cooking parchment paper. Spray with cooking spray. Spray large bowl with cooking spray; mix noodles and peanuts in bowl.
  • Spray medium microwavable bowl with cooking spray; add butter and marshmallows. Microwave uncovered on High 1 minute 30 seconds to 2 minutes or until smooth, stirring every 30 seconds.
  • Stir in white vanilla baking chips and frosting. Continue to microwave uncovered on High 30 seconds; stir until well blended.
  • Pour hot marshmallow mixture over noodles and peanuts; stir until well coated.
  • To form each cookie, drop mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper. Immediately top with sprinkles. Repeat with remaining noodle mixture and sprinkles. If mixture is hard to scoop, reheat in microwave uncovered on High 15 to 30 seconds.
  • Cool completely, at least 1 hour.
  • Store in airtight container at room temperature.


Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements and brands used to prepare the recipe.


Serving: 1each | Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 169mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 19mcg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg

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