Ting A Lings – Christmas Candy with Chow Mein Noodles

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Old Fashioned Ting A Lings are a chocolate butterscotch no bake cookie made with only 4 ingredients. The classic crunchy texture comes from a surprise ingredient – chow mein noodles. Whip these simple treats up in a flash. They make a great holiday treat to add to your homemade treat gift plate!

Old Fashioned Ting-A-Ling Recipe:

I love no bake cookies. They are typically simple, fast to make and consist of few ingredients. And, my kids can usually easily help out to make them. Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies and Cookies From Heaven are two of my all-time favorites.  Now, I have a these new chocolate butterscotch haystacks to add to my recipe box.

My friend, Patty, sent me on a mission to find a cookie recipe she lost that consisted of chow mein noodles and butterscotch chips. Where do I go first?  To my trust Pot O’Gold cookbook, and guess what I found? I first searched for Haystack Cookies with no luck, but low and behold, I found these Old Fashioned Ting A Lings.

The no bake cookie process is easy – melt chocolate mixture, add chow mein noodles, drop onto wax paper, let harden, eat.

Old Fashioned Ting A Lings are a chocolate butterscotch no bake cookie made with only 4 ingredients.  The classic crunchy texture comes from a surprise ingredient---chow mein noodles. Whip these simple treats up in a flash.

Ting A Ling Haystacks Ingredient List

Chocolate Almond Bark

Butterscotch Chips

Chocolate Chips

Chow Mein Noodles

Yes, you are seeing that correctly.  These Ting A Ling Haystacks have only 4 ingredients!

Old Fashioned Ting A Lings are a chocolate butterscotch no bake cookie made with only 4 ingredients.  The classic crunchy texture comes from a surprise ingredient---chow mein noodles. Whip these simple treats up in a flash.

Christmas Candy with Chow Mein Noodles

The crunch factor in these chocolate butterscotch haystack cookies comes from chow mein noodles.

What is a chow mein noodle?

It’s a deep fried Asian noodle sold at the grocery store.  Chow mein noodles are a great addition to a salad (also called a salad topper), but the also make for a great addition to Christmas candy.

Where can I find chow mein noodles?

Check the ethnic food section at your supermarket or grocery store.  I typically find chow mein noodles with the Asian foods in that section.  OR, buy them on Amazon!

Old Fashioned Ting A Lings are a chocolate butterscotch no bake cookie made with only 4 ingredients.  The classic crunchy texture comes from a surprise ingredient---chow mein noodles. Whip these simple treats up in a flash.

Have you ever melted chocolate or butterscotch chips in the microwave?  If not, here are some helpful hints.

How to Melt Chocolate Chips in the Microwave

  1. Heat in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Microwave at 30 second intervals (no more than that).
  3. Stir between every single 30 second interval.
  4. Once it begins to melt, continue to stir letting the heat of the bowl finish melting the chocolate.

What is going to happen if you do not follow the previous stated steps, and you stick them in the microwave for a minute or two without stirring. You will have a burned, stinky nasty mess of burned chocolate chips.  Ask my sister, Megan. I still remember that time she burnt the chocolate chips during 4-H project time. Mom sure was mad about that.

Old Fashioned Ting A Lings are a chocolate butterscotch no bake cookie made with only 4 ingredients.  The classic crunchy texture comes from a surprise ingredient---chow mein noodles. Whip these simple treats up in a flash.

How to Make Haystack Cookies with Chow Mein Noodles:

  1. In a microwave safe bowl, heat chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and almond bark in 30 second intervals, stirring between each until melted and smooth.
  2. Add the slightly crushed chow mein noodles to the melted chocolate mixture; stir until completely coated.
  3. Drop by tablespoon on waxed paper.  Leave until set and hardened.

For the full recipe steps and ingredient amounts for No Bake Ting A Lings, scroll to the bottom of this page. 

Old Fashioned Ting A Lings are a chocolate butterscotch no bake cookie made with only 4 ingredients.  The classic crunchy texture comes from a surprise ingredient---chow mein noodles. Whip these simple treats up in a flash.

Notes About Ting A Lings (chocolate haystack cookies):

  • Haystack cookies are a no bake cookie recipe.
  • Melt the chocolate mixture in the microwave (see the text above) or in a double boiler.
  • Use your hands to lightly break the chow mein noodles into smaller pieces.
  • To ensure you’ve got enough melted chocolate for these haystack cookies, dump in the chow mein into the chocolate one cup at a time.  You may not need all the noodles, or you may need a few more.
  • Try adding peanuts or cashews for a salty crunch.
  • Keep your kitchen counter clean by using a layer of waxed paper or parchment paper to drop the cookies onto so they can set.

Old Fashioned Ting A Lings are a chocolate butterscotch no bake cookie made with only 4 ingredients.  The classic crunchy texture comes from a surprise ingredient---chow mein noodles. Whip these simple treats up in a flash.

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Ting A Lings - Christmas Candy with Chow Mein Noodles

Old Fashioned Ting A Lings are a chocolate butterscotch no bake cookie made with only 4 ingredients.  The classic crunchy texture comes from a surprise ingredient---chow mein noodles. Whip these simple treats up in a flash.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate butterscotch haystack cookies, chocolate haystack cookies, haystack cookies, haystack cookies with chow mein noodles, no bake cookies, ting a lings
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 116kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces chocolate almond bark
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 4 cups chow mein noodles, slightly crushed

Instructions

  • In a microwave safe bowl, heat almond bark, chocolate chips and butterscotch chips in 30 second intervals. Be sure to stir between each 30 second interval. Continue until smooth and melted.
    Old Fashioned Ting A Lings are a chocolate butterscotch no bake cookie made with only 4 ingredients.  The classic crunchy texture comes from a surprise ingredient---chow mein noodles. Whip these simple treats up in a flash.
  • Add chow mein noodles one cup at a time, stirring until completely coated.
    Old Fashioned Ting A Lings are a chocolate butterscotch no bake cookie made with only 4 ingredients.  The classic crunchy texture comes from a surprise ingredient---chow mein noodles. Whip these simple treats up in a flash.
  • Drop by tablespoon onto wax paper. Let set until the chocolate hardens.
    Old Fashioned Ting A Lings are a chocolate butterscotch no bake cookie made with only 4 ingredients.  The classic crunchy texture comes from a surprise ingredient---chow mein noodles. Whip these simple treats up in a flash.

Notes

  • Haystack cookies are a no bake cookie recipe. 
  • Melt the chocolate mixture in the microwave (see the text above) or in a double boiler
  • Use your hands to lightly break the chow mein noodles into smaller pieces.
  • To ensure you've got enough melted chocolate for these haystack cookies, dump in the chow mein into the chocolate one cup at a time.  You may not need all the noodles, or you may need a few more.
  • Try adding peanuts or cashews for a salty crunch.
  • Keep your kitchen counter clean by using a layer of waxed paper or parchment paper to drop the cookies onto. 
  • Love no bake cookies? Try Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies and White Chocolate Peanut Clusters.

Nutrition

Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg

Old Fashioned Ting A Lings are a chocolate butterscotch no bake cookie made with only 4 ingredients.  The classic crunchy texture comes from a surprise ingredient---chow mein noodles. Whip these simple treats up in a flash.

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