Some recipes for making haystack cookies with chow mein noodles include No Bake Haystack Cookies, Chocolate Haystacks, Butterscotch Marshmallow Haystacks and Chow Mein Noodle Cookies. To make Chow Mein Noodle Cookies, melt 3 cups of butterscotch chips in a saucepan, and then add a 5-ounce can of chow mein noodles and 1 cup of peanuts. Dollop the mixture onto a tray, and allow the haystacks to cool completely before serving.
To make No Bake Haystack Cookies, melt 11 ounces each of butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips and white chocolate chips in a saucepan on low heat, and then stir in 12 ounces of Spanish peanuts and 12 ounces of chow mein noodles. Spoon the mixture onto a parchment paper-covered tray, and allow the cookies to set up completely before serving.
Make chocolate-based haystack cookies by microwaving 1 package of semi-sweet baking chocolate and 1 cup of butterscotch chips for two minutes, stirring often. Once the mixture is smooth, fold in 2 cups of chow mein noodles, 1 cup of salted peanuts and 1 cup of miniature marshmallows. Use a 1-tablespoon scoop to spoon the mixture into cookie sizes on a wax paper-covered cookie sheet. Refrigerate the haystacks for an hour or until they set up thoroughly.