Elf Poop Cookies – A White Chocolate Haystack Recipe

Here is a fun Holiday update to a true classic, the Chocolate Haystack Recipe! We changed it up and added in white chocolate and peanuts along with fun Christmas sprinkles to really make it festive. The kids will love this easy to make treat and adults will get a laugh out of the fun name too. 

We are on Day 3 of our Christmas Baking Frenzy isn’t that crazy!? We have already shared an incredible Round-up with 37 Fudge Recipes as well as some Grinch inspired Rice KrispiesToday we thought it would be fitting to take our treats straight from the North Pole so we created these super fun, quick and easy to make White Chocolate Haystack Cookies for you to share at your Christmas and Holiday Parties! 

A stack of White Chocolate Haystack Cookies with Christmas Sprinkles

 History of our haystack recipe 

If you have been following along with us you will know that these cookies (well the traditional ones) hold a special place in my heart. You see, when  I was younger we used to make them with my Grandma whenever we had leftover chow mein noodles and some chocolate. With them being so easy to make and their ability to freeze amazingly it was a treat we could have on hand whenever the craving struck…and after trying these cookies I know you will want them ALL THE TIME!

That is one thing I love the most about the Holidays, sharing old memories with family and loved ones while creating new ones to be enjoyed for years to come. My mom, sister and I have been baking since I can remember and are always creating fun new treats to share on our cookie trays that we give out every year. I just know these bite sized Elf Poop Haystack Cookies are going to be a big hit this year!

Close Up picture of our White Chocolate Haystack Recipe - Cookies on a Baking Sheet

 

shopping list for haystack cookie recipe 

  • Chow mein noodles
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Peanuts (salted and roasted)
  • Christmas Sprinkles
  • Parchment Paper
Chocolate Haystack Recipe

Holiday update to the classic Chocolate Haystack Recipe! They’re super fun, quick and easy to make, perfect to share at your Christmas and Holiday Parties! #HaystackCookies #ChristmasCookieSwap #HolidayBaking

Elf Poop - White Chocolate Haystack Recipe

Holiday update to the classic Chocolate Haystack Recipe! They're super fun, quick and easy to make, perfect to share at your Christmas and Holiday Parties!

Course Christmas Cookies, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Haystack Cookies, Christmas Cookies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
refrigerate 20 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 20
Author Melissa

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg White Chocolate Chips 1.5 cups
  • 2 cups Chow Mein Noodles
  • 1/2 cup Peanuts roasted/salted
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, or silicone baking mat and set aside.

  2. Melt chocolate chips using the double broiler over medium heat. You can use the microwave as well but be sure to do it in 15 second increments so you don't burn the chocolate. 

  3. Once chocolate is melted turn the heat off and stir in the noodles and peanuts. Mix until well combined.

  4. Use a teaspoon to scoop and drop your chocolate noodle mixture onto your prepared baking sheets. 

  5. Allow to set in the fridge for at least 20 minutes before devouring!

So what do you think?! A simple, no-bake Chocolate Haystack Cookie that can be added to your goodie trays year after year! Remember to check out the other days of our Christmas Baking Frenzy and stay tuned to see what we have in store tomorrow!

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24 thoughts on “Elf Poop Cookies – A White Chocolate Haystack Recipe

  1. Tammy says:

    These are so cute for the holidays! It makes it even better when there is a close memory attached 🙂 That’s what the holidays are all about. These are an adorable bite sized treat…perfect to leave out for Santa ;D

    • oliveblogger says:

      Thanks so much Tammy, we always love to celebrate the season with remembering past baking days <3 And I think Santa would LOVE these cookies too, just look at the bright sprinkles!

    • oliveblogger says:

      Thanks Noel, we got a kick out of the name when we were trying to come up with it! I love the fact the kids can help, they are often left out of the more complex baking so this is a good treat for them <3

    • oliveblogger says:

      That’s the best part, the kids can really do most of it themselves, with moms supervision of course 🙂 I hope they enjoy!

    • oliveblogger says:

      Thanks so much Veena, we all need a little more fun for the holidays! I think these cookies are going to be popular with many busy families who want to add a little extra spirit <3

  2. Marisa Franca says:

    Oh! My! Gosh!! I’d completely forgotten about these cookies. I think we called them straw stacks. My Mother-in-law used to make them every Christmas. I’m so glad you posted this — I’m making them this Christmas.

    • oliveblogger says:

      Thanks Marisa, I love that you remember them too!!! I have such fond memories of making them with my Grandmother <3 Hopefully your grandkids enjoy them as much as we do!

    • oliveblogger says:

      Yay I am so happy you like it April!!! I can’t wait to see everyone’s cookies this year, it is always fun watching new creations pop up!

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