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Elf Poop Cookies – An EASY 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. 

First Published: November 14,2018… Last Updated: September 14, 2019

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 Krispies

Today 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

FAQs for White Chocolate Haystacks

What do you put in a Haystack?

The basic haystack cookie will always have 2 ingredients; chow mein noodles and melted chocolate. Now depending on the variation you are making there are other add ins that you may need. With our Elf Poop you will need to have white chocolate as well as peanuts and fun sprinkles. If you make our traditional haystacks you will also need peanut butter.

Do Haystacks need to be Refrigerated?

While you don’t NEED to refrigerate your haystack cookies, I highly recommend that you do if you don’t want them to melt. We put ours in a sealed container and keep them in the fridge for when we feel like a sweet treat. If you are using your haystacks for a cookie swap you can even put them in the freezer and take them out when it’s time to assemble your trays.

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Chocolate Haystack Recipe

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Our Elf Poop Chocolate Haystacks wouldn’t be complete without some fun Christmas Sprinkles! Make sure you are replacing your sprinkles from last year – believe it or not they go stale and no one wants that.

White Chocolate Haystacks

Yield: 20

Elf Poop - White Chocolate Haystack Recipe

White Chocolate Haystack Cookies on White Dessert Plate

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!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
refrigerate 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


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


  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!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 60Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 83mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

*Please note that nutritional values are not always 100% accurate and are to be used as a guide.

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So what do you think?! A simple, no-bake Chocolate Haystack Cookie that can be added to your goody 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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