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Have no Fear. These No-Bake Mummy Haystack Cookies are made with Chinese noodles, butterscotch, white chocolate, and optional peanut butter. Perfect Halloween treat.
No-Bake Halloween Mummy Haystack Cookies
|Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 0 Minutes
Total Time: 25 Minutes
Servings: 12-16 Cookies
It is almost time for Halloween. Do you have a simple recipe that will make your little goblins & ghost happy? I love this Easy No Bake Mummy Haystack Cookies. They take the pressure off of having to present a complex dessert that looks amazing. They are such an easy treat because the microwave does the work.
So convenient when we’re all racing around at this busy time of year. No last-minute stress! You can now let the fun begin with spooky spiders, cobwebs, tombstones, easy-to-make cookies, and eerie laughter.
As with any party or get-together, the food is ALWAYS the main attraction, so you should make it as deliciously creepy as possible. After this recipe, you will find a list of some of my other favorite treats to make.
Just a side note; if you have kids with allergies, you can simply omit the peanut butter, but make sure you add in more butterscotch morsels to make up the difference. Get ready to have a blast with your kids making these Easy No Bake Haystack Cookies.
Let’s Get Started
Please note that you can find a printable version of this recipe listed below (scroll down).
This recipe yields a small batch (about 12 haystacks). If you want to have more haystack cookies to enjoy, I suggest doubling or tripling the recipe.
Start by emptying your bag of lo mein noodles into a microwave-safe bowl.
Pour the bag of butterscotch chips into a microwave-safe bowl. Add the peanut butter and microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
Then add in the marshmallow cream and stir well. Microwave for 30 seconds more if needed to get it to a smooth texture.
Pour the butterscotch mixture on top and stir, coating all the lo mein noodles.
Make sure you are stirring to combine gently. Preventing breakage.
Tear a piece of parchment paper and line the counter. Parchment paper is important because it will keep anything from sticking. Then you are ready to drop spoonfuls of the haystack mixture onto the parchment paper. By the end of this step, you should have 12 nicely rounded clumps of cookies.
This next step takes some swift movements. Next, you will be working quickly to add two candy eyes to each stack. If you let it set without adding the eyes, they will just fall off. These No-Bake Mummy Haystack Cookies really come to life once the eyes are placed on the cookies. “I see you. ”
I purchased these Candy Eye Balls to create these cookies.
Now, this is the hardest step! Allow them to set and harden.
It is time to melt the white candy chocolates
Once the haystacks have set, melt the white candy melts. Pour into a plastic bag and cut a small hole in the corner of the bag. Instead of using a sandwich bag, you can also use a piping bag with tip #3. You will miss out on the convenience of just tossing away the mess.
Unless of course, you are using a disposable piping bag. I used the Wilton White Candy Melts which can be purchased online or at your favorite craft store.
Have no FEAR. Each cookie will be similar, yet unique looking. I just love Halloween. These no–bake Halloween treats are so easy to make it’s scary. They’re crunchy, sweet, salty, and rich. Truly, the BEST little haystack cookies EVER!
Storing Your Mummy Cookies
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or store on the countertop in an airtight container for up to one 1 week. If kept in the fridge, your cookies will be very hard. I am sure that they won’t even make it that long in your home. They are that good.
You can also freeze these cookies. They hold up well. They will last up to 3 months in the freezer. Just keep them in a place that will protect them from damage.
Easy No-Bake Mummy Haystack Cookies Recipe
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- Pour the bag of butterscotch chips into a microwave safe bowl. Add the peanut butter and microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
- Add the marshmallow cream and stir well. Microwave for 30 seconds more if needed to get it to a smooth texture.
- In a large bowl, pour in the bag of lo mein noodles.
- Pour the butterscotch mixture on top and stir coating all of the lo mein noodles.
- Tear a piece of parchment paper and line the counter. Parchment paper is important because it will keep anything from sticking.
- Drop spoonfuls of the haystack mixture onto the parchment paper.
- Working quickly, add two candy eyes to each stack.
- This is the hardest step! Allow to sit and harden.
- Once the haystacks have set, melt the white candy melts. Pour into a plastic bag and cut a small hole in the corner of the bag.
- Make several motions creating the mummy look.
- Allow until candy coating has set.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 158Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 114mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 3g
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Eating out is easy, and it usually tastes delicious, but it’s expensive. Making this meal at home will save you money. Add this recipe to your weekly meal plan.