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Watch how to make this chow mein candy:

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A peanut cluster dipped in chocolate sits on parchment paper.

Chow Mein Candy

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This homemade candy is simple to make and comes together in no time. White and milk chocolate coat the crunchy peanuts and noodles, while butterscotch brings extra richness and depth. Well-suited for holidays, you won't be able to stop snacking on these pieces!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 40 candies


  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate
  • 11 oz butterscotch chips
  • 4 cups chow mein noodles


  • Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips in a heatproof bowl and set over simmering water. Do not let water touch the bottom of the bowl or the chocolate could scorch. Stir until the mixture is melted and smooth.
  • Once smooth, remove from heat and add chow mein noodles. Stir until completely coated.
  • Using two spoons, drop candy (about 2 tablespoons) on parchment-lined baking sheets. Let cool until the chocolate is set.
  • Store in an airtight container up to 1 week or chill and store 3 weeks.


Serving: 1candyCalories: 164kcal
Course Candy
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Method Cooking

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  1. I thought my mom was the only one who made those chow mein cookies! This recipe came into our house in early 1960s… no one liked them except for dad and me. My younger sister says every Christmas season, “Remember those awful butterscotch cookies?” Maybe I’ll make her a batch this year lol.

  2. We made these in the mid-1960’s, but the ingredients were not quite the same. Ours were called “haystacks” with peanut butter, butterscotch and chow main noodles. I Loved them then, until I ate too many. I think with chocolate I might like them better. Though anymore this kind of treat is a bit too sweet for me.

  3. Love chow mien cookies! The pictures shows peanuts but the recipe don’t show peanuts. Why? I remember going to my friends house when we were kids and her mom made Chow mine cookies with noodle’s peanut’s and chocolate. Is there a recipe with the peanuts?