No Bake Peanut Butter Haystacks


No bake peanut butter haystacks are a classic holiday treat that come together in minutes. With just a few pantry staple ingredients like chocolate, peanut butter, nuts, and chow mein noodles, you can make these easy no-bake cookies to enjoy all season long. Keep reading for the simple recipe and tips for customizing these sweet and salty crunchy haystack treats.

How Can I Make No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Haystacks?

Making no bake chocolate peanut butter haystacks takes less than 15 minutes. Simply combine chocolate and peanut butter chips in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until smooth and melted. Then mix in chopped nuts and crispy chow mein noodles until fully coated. Drop spoonfuls onto wax paper and let cool at room temperature for a couple hours. The chocolate will harden to bind everything together for the perfect bite-sized haystack shape. You can also freeze baked haystacks in an airtight container for up to 3 months, then thaw before serving.

What Other No-Bake Desserts Can I Make?

If you like quick and easy no-bake sweets, there are so many delicious options perfect for the holidays and beyond! Here are just a few of my favorites:

How About No-Bake Butterscotch Cookies?

Buttery, sweet and perfectly chewy, these no-bake butterscotch cookies are impossible to stop eating! Mix butterscotch chips with sweetened condensed milk and a pinch of salt for an easy fuss-free cookie dough. Chill, scoop and enjoy these melt-in-your-mouth treats.

What About Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies?

For the ultimate peanut butter and chocolate flavor combo, whip up a batch of these easy no-bake cookies. Simply blend powdered sugar, peanut butter, milk and vanilla extract before mixing in chocolate chips. Roll into balls and dredge in decorative sugar for a picture-perfect cookie with a soft and chewy middle.

How Can I Make No-Bake Nougat Bars?

Buttery graham cracker crust, sweet fluffy nougat and a dark chocolate top make these decadent no-bake nougat bars an absolute showstopper. Make them for your next party or give them as edible holiday gifts. Just be sure to save some for yourself!

Why Are No-Bake Desserts So Popular?

It’s easy to see why no-bake sweets like peanut butter haystacks are holiday staples in so many homes. They come together in a fraction of the time with less effort and fewer dishes to wash. No need to turn on the oven or hover over a hot stove. Simply mix a few ingredients and chill or let harden. Perfect for busy holiday hosts or kids crafting in the kitchen. And when you have such sweet, crave-worthy results, why would you ever want to bake? This season, embrace the magic of no-bake with chocolate peanut butter haystacks and more!

No Bake Peanut Butter Haystacks Recipe


  • 12 oz (about 1½ cups) Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 10 oz (about 1¼ cups) Peanut Butter Chips
  • 1 Cup Peanuts
  • 2 to 2½ Cups Chow Mein Noodles


  1. Begin by heating the milk chocolate chips and peanut butter chips together in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir the mixture frequently until everything is completely melted and smooth.
  2. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Now, add the peanuts and chow mein noodles into the melted chocolate mixture, stirring thoroughly to ensure an even distribution.
  3. Using a tablespoon, scoop out portions of the chocolate mixture and place them on a sheet of wax paper.
  4. Allow the haystacks to set by leaving them undisturbed for a few hours, until the chocolate is firm and ready to enjoy.