Twelve Days of Christmas Series #5 {Christmas Haystacks}

*This is day five in a 13-day series for the Twelve Days of Christmas*
Welcome back to the Twelve Days of Christmas, where you get to play ‘Secret Pixie’ to a neighbor or friend!
For background on the history of the song visit the first post in the series. For the directions on how this whole thing works, visit the second post in the series.
Remember, each post in this series works together, so be sure to visit them all!
It occurred to me last night that when I send you to reveal yourselves as the ‘Secret Pixie’, I have instructed you to bare a gift of cookies. But I have not given you ANY cookie recipes!
Therefore, starting with this post, I will be providing you with a different cookie recipe each day.
Here is the first:
Twelve Days of Christmas Series #5 {Christmas Haystacks}
Prep time
Total time
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 9-12
  • 5 oz can crispy chow mien noodles
  • 1 11 oz pkg peanut butter chips
  • 1 12 oz pkg semi sweet chips
  • 1 Tbsp shortening
  1. In double boiler, melt peanut butter and chocolate chips with shortening, stirring often.
  2. Once melted, combine in large bowl with crispy noodles.
  3. mix until noodles are completely coated.
  4. Spoon onto wax paper lined cookie sheets.
  5. Sprinkle with holiday colors.
  6. Freeze for 10 min for a quick set.
  7. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.
Makes approximately 1½ dozen medium haystacks


See here for nutritional information

Now down to business!
For the FOURTH day…
You will need a message pad or Post It notes and the following printout.

Thanks for stopping by! And be sure to leave a comment. I love your comments!


  1. says

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leave a sweet comment. I love the 12 days of Christmas theme and those chocolate haystacks look delicious.

    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

  2. says

    I had forgotten all about these easy and wonderful cookies! I am so glad I found your site. I am now following you and looking forward to what else you have to offer!

    Cynthia at

    • says

      A lady at our church used to make them ALL the time! {this was LONG ago when I was a kid}. So glad I was able to help you ‘remember’ them! THanks for coming by, and thanks for following 🙂

  3. says

    These are always such a big hit. I am hosting a giveaway on Dining With Debbie during the month of Merry, Marry Munchies. There are two giveaways, actually: (1) $50 gift certificate to my favorite jeweler, and (2) a signed copy of Kat Robinson’s new book, Arkansas Pie: A Slice of the Natural State. I would love for you to enter and win one of these. Be sure to enter through rafflecopter.

  4. Anonymous says

    I wish there was a gluten free chow mein noodle. I use to love to make these … and of course eat them!!

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