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Close up side shot of two holiday haystacks stacked on top of eachother

Holiday Haystack Recipe

One of the easiest holiday treats to make are these no-bake Holiday Haystacks! You only need three ingredients and a microwave wave to make them. They are perfect when you need a last-minute cookie during the holidays.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword candy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 15 servings
Calories 284kcal
Author Mel
Cost $8


  • 10 oz white almond bark
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  • 2 cups chow mein noodles
  • 1 cup M&Ms see note


  • Melt white bark in a large microwave-safe bowl in 30-second intervals until melted. Be sure to read the directions on the package for melting.
  • Stir in chow mein noodles.
  • If chocolate is still hot, allow it to cool a bit. Then stir in M&Ms.
  • Place spoonfuls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Chill and serve.
 Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


White Chocolate: you can use Almond Bark, Candiquik, or Ghiradelli Candy Melts (all found at the grocery store in the baking aisle). Of these, the Ghiradelli tastes the best. You can also use white chocolate baking bars (i.e. Bakers or Ghiradelli) but they are much more expensive. In a pinch you can use the candy melts you get at the craft store but they aren’t as good tasting.
M&Ms: use any color M&Ms (Christmas for holiday haystacks). You can use regular or mini or any flavor M&Ms or substitute sprinkles. If using sprinkles instead of candy, just sprinkle them over the top of the haystacks after scooping them.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg