Chocolate Chow Mein Noodle Cookies

Welcome to the Holiday Blog Hop Virtual Cookie Exchange where I am going to share the recipe for my no-bake Chocolate Chow Mein Noodle Cookies along with recipes from 10 of my friends. We are going to bring you a variety of cookies to bake (or not bake) this holiday season. Links to the other 10 cookie recipes are at the bottom of this post but first you can read all about these easy no-bake cookies I made with 4 ingredients.


Chocolate Chow Mein Noodle Cookies have been part of my cookie life forever. I remember when my mom first made these cookies and people thought she was crazy. Who mixes chow mein noodles with chocolate chips? But after one taste and learning that they were no bake, four ingredient cookies…. everyone quickly becomes a fan of Chocolate Chow Mein Noodle Cookies.


My cookies are for the baker that doesn’t have time to bake but still likes to get into the festivities of doing a cookie exchange. I promise, these cookies will leave a lasting impression and people will be begging for the recipe.


Ingredients for Chow Mein Noodle Cookies

  • 1 can of Chow Mein Noodles
  • 1 Jar of Dry Roasted Peanuts
  • 1 Bag of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Bag of Butterscotch Chip


Mix the chocolate chips and butterscotch chips and melt them over low heat on the stove. I have done this in the microwave as well but either way you have to be very careful not to over heat the chips or the chocolate will seize and you’ll ruin the binding agent for the cookies.


Once the chips are fully melted you can add the can of chow mein noodles and stir until all the noodles are coated with chocolate. {Tip: I try to break the noodles as I stir so the cookies are easier to eat.}


Next you will add the peanuts to the melted chocolate and stir until all the peanuts are coated with chocolate. {Tip: If you are not a fan of peanuts you can reduce the peanuts to half and add a second can of chow mein noodles.}


Next you drop the chocolate mixture in tablespoon portions onto wax paper. Depending on the temperature of your kitchen they should naturally harden within 20 minutes but you can also speed up the setting process by putting them in the refrigerator.

That’s it. Total cook time is the few minutes it takes to melt the chips and stir in the chow  mein noodles and peanuts. Dropping them on the cookie sheet and cooling is about 30 minutes total.


Now you can hop over to the other blogs and learn all about their cookie recipes. We’ve done all the cookie decision making for you and now all you have to do is make the cookies and get them on a tray for all your friends and holiday guests.

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Small Home Soul

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Happy Happy Nester

My Mom Made That

Sugar Bananas


  1. Sarah says:

    OH my goodness. My Mom used to make these – and we LOVED them!!! Thanks for giving my a recipe to go by! These will be going on our cookie-making list this year! 😀

  2. Lisa says:

    I can’t tell you how many times I have eaten these cookies growing up.
    Thanks for taking me back to my childhood this morning.

    • Denise Bryant says:

      I have many happy memories with these cookies too. My mom always made them for her Christmas cookie trays.

  3. Toni | Small Home Soul says:

    It’s been too long since I’ve had these little treats! We used to make them when I was kids, but we didn’t add nuts, which I now add to everything I bake (or don’t bake 😉 ) I can’t wait to have these again and go down memory lane!

  4. Janine says:

    Ok, I think I could eat a fair amount of the noodles just plain. Now, add the chocolate and wowza! I’m sure these are so amazing that it is hard to just eat one! Great cookie post, my friend!

  5. Nancy L. L'Hote says:

    I have made these lots of times. They are my husband’s favorite. I have always bought the can but they only had the bag and I don’t know what the size of the can was.

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