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Hanukkah Haystacks Holiday Treats Recipe

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The perfect mix of salty and sweet, this no-bake Haystacks recipe for Hanukkah is made with Chow Mein noodles and cocktail peanuts coated with blue and white melted chocolate. They’re easy to throw together, super cute, and right on-theme for the holiday!

I love making holiday treats, especially when they are as pretty and delicious as these Haystacks candy for Hanukkah. In fact, these Hanukkah Haystacks are so pretty, you almost don’t want to eat them! Almost.

Made with Chow Mein noodles and cocktail peanuts coated with blue and white melted chocolate candy, these Hanukkah treats are the perfect combination of sweet and salty. Plus, they pair perfectly with these Hanukkah Surprise Cookies!

How to Make Haystacks Candy for Hanukkah

Making these Hanukkah Haystacks holiday treat couldn’t be easier. There is no baking involved, and all you need is a microwave safe bowl, a baking sheet, some parchment paper and a craving for something sweet. In fact, the hardest part of making this haystacks candy recipe is trying not to steal a few bites while they set.

They taste amazing, and they are sweet enough to satisfy even the most demanding the sweet tooth. Plus, this recipe only takes about 20 minutes to make. It doesn’t get much quicker than that!

Here’s how to make these easy Chanukah treats:

Hanukkah Haystacks on tray with Star of David in background

Kitchen Tools You May Need

Another thing I love about this recipe is that you only need a few tools and a few ingredients to make them.

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Yields: 1 dozen

hanukkah haystacks ingredients

Chocolate Haystacks Candy Ingredients

Hanukkah Haystacks Candy Instructions

This delicious, crunchy dessert can be made in mere minutes.

Step 1: Prepare Sheet

Begin by lining a large baking pan with wax or parchment paper and set aside

Step Two: Combine Noodles and Peanuts

Next, add the noodles and peanuts to a medium bowl and gently toss to mix. Set aside.

mix peanuts and noodles in a bowl

Step Three: Melt Royal Blue Candy

Using a double boiler, melt the royal blue chocolate melts over low/medium heat, stirring occasionally. (This process usually takes 4-5 minutes). Remove from heat and cool for 2-3 minutes.

Step Four: Coat with Chocolate

Now pour the melted chocolate on top of the peanut/noodle mixture and gently toss to coat with a rubber spatula.

Step Five: Form Haystacks

Using a tablespoon or cookie scoop, transfer the mixture onto the lined baking pan, in the shape of “haystacks.”

form haystacks on prepared tray

Step Six: Melt and Drizzle Light Blue Candy

Next, in a microwave safe bowl, microwave the light blue chocolate melts for 45 seconds. Stir until melted and smooth. Let cool for 2 minutes.

Using a spoon, drizzle the light blue chocolate on top of each haystack.

Step Seven: Drizzle and Decorate

Immediately sprinkle the white pearls and the blue jimmies on each haystack before the chocolate hardens.

Step Eight: Melt White Candy

Again in a microwave safe bowl, microwave the white chocolate melts for 45 seconds. Stir until melted and smooth. Allow to cool for 2 minutes.

Step Nine: Drizzle and Decorate

Now drizzle the white chocolate on top of each haystack, then immediately sprinkle the silver balls on top before the chocolate sets.

add silver pearls to Hanukkah haystacks

Step Ten: Let Set

Chill for 20 minutes to allow all of the chocolates to harden.

How to Store Hanukkah Haystacks Candy

You can store these Hanukkah Haystacks in a single layer in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Can You Freeze Haystacks?

Yes, you can freeze haystacks for up to 3 weeks. When ready to eat them simply thaw them by putting them in the fridge for a few hours and then enjoy them chilled.

And there you have it. Hanukkah Haystacks that are sure to make their faces light up like the candles on the menorah! Don’t miss the handy-dandy printable version of this recipe at the bottom of the page.

close up of Hanukkah Haystacks on tray

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Hanukkah Haystacks on a tray

Printable Hanukkah Haystacks Candy Recipe Card

Yield: 12 haystacks

Hanukkah Haystacks

close up of Hanukkah Haystacks on tray

The perfect combination of salty and sweet, this no bake Hanukkah Haystacks holiday treat recipe is made with chow mein noodles and cocktail peanuts coated with melted chocolate candy. it's enough to satisfy even the most demanding the sweet tooth.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups chow mein noodles
  • 1 cup cocktail peanuts
  • 12 oz bag Wilton royal blue chocolate melts
  • 1/4 cup Wilton bright white chocolate melts
  • 1/4 cup Wilton blue chocolate melts
  • Blue sprinkle jimmies
  • White pearl sprinkles
  • Silver pearl sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Line a large baking pan with wax or parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Add the noodles and peanuts to a medium bowl and gently toss to mix. Set aside.
  3. In a double boiler, melt the royal blue chocolate melts over low/medium heat, stirring occasionally. (This process usually takes 4-5 minutes). Remove from heat and cool for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Pour the melted chocolate on top of the peanut/noodle mixture and gently toss to coat with a rubber spatula.
  5. Using a Tablespoon or cookie scoop, transfer the mixture onto the lined baking pan, in the shape of "haystacks." Immediately, sprinkle the white pearls on each haystack before the chocolate hardens.
  6. In a microwave safe bowl, microwave the white chocolate melts for 45 seconds. Stir until melted and smooth. Let cool for 2 minutes.
  7. Drizzle the white chocolate on top of each haystack. Sprinkle blue jimmies on top of the white chocolate.
  8. In a microwave safe bowl, microwave the light blue chocolate melts for 45 seconds. Stir until melted and smooth. Let cool for 2 minutes.
  9. Drizzle the light blue chocolate on top of each haystack. Sprinkle the silver balls on top.
  10. Chill for 20 minutes to allow all of the chocolates to harden.
  11. ENJOY!!

Notes

You can store the haystacks in a single layer in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12 haystacks

Serving Size:

1 haystacks

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 111mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 3g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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