Chocolate Haystacks Recipe: Simple Bliss in Every Bite

Chocolate haystacks are delightful no-bake treats made from melted chocolate mixed with crunchy chow mein noodles or oats, shaped into little mounds that resemble haystacks.

Ready to whip up some chocolatey magic with minimal effort and maximum deliciousness? These chocolate haystacks are like edible hugs—simple, sweet, and impossible to resist. Stick around for the ultimate jitterbug of flavors that brings crunchy and smooth together in perfect harmony. This recipe’s got all the details you need, no stone left unchocolated!


Chocolate Haystacks

chocolate haystacks

Crunchy, chocolatey, and oh-so-easy! Chocolate haystacks are the ultimate no-bake treat. Perfect for those days when you want dessert, but your oven is giving you side-eye. They’re a delightful combination of sweet chocolate and crispy chow mein noodles. Oh, and did we mention there’s just a hint of coconut to make things interesting?

  • Cooking Method: No-bake
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Chill Time: 1 hour
  • Cuisine Type: American


  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 3 cups chow mein noodles
  • 1 cup shredded coconut

Cooking Instructions

  1. Melt the chocolate and butterscotch chips together in a large microwave-safe bowl. Heat in 30-second intervals, stirring after each, until smooth. Avoid creating chocolate lava here – gentle is key!
  2. Stir in the chow mein noodles and shredded coconut until everything is evenly coated. If you find yourself snacking on uncoated noodles, I won’t judge.
  3. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Try to resist making one massive haystack; portion control, people!
  4. Let the haystacks chill in the refrigerator for about an hour, or until they are firm. Think of it as a spa day for your chocolatey creations.


  • Alternative Ingredients: Swap out the butterscotch chips for peanut butter chips for a nutty twist. Love white chocolate? Use it instead of semisweet.
  • Garnishing Options: Add a pinch of sea salt on top before chilling for a sweet-salty vibe. Or, sprinkle with colorful sprinkles for a festive touch.
  • Cooking Tips: Use a nonstick silicone spatula to mix the ingredients. This will help you get every last bit of chocolatey goodness out of the bowl.