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Holiday Nutella Haystack Cookies

Quick, easy cookies- these feature the perfect blend of sweet and salty, with yummy chocolate on chocolate plus Nutella stirred into crisp chow mein noodles.
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9


  • 12 oz can chow mein noodles
  • 11 oz bag semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup Nutella hazelnut spread
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts - chopped
  • 1/2 cup red and green M&M candies mini or regular


  • Pour the chow mein noodles into a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  • Add the chocolate chips to a double boiler pan and melt over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  • Add the Nutella spread and stir to combine.
  • Pour on top of the noodles and gently toss to coat.
  • Add the hazelnuts and toss to distribute.
  • Line a cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper. Drop the haystacks by the tablespoon on the lined sheet.
  • Before the chocolate hardens, sprinkle each haystack with red and green M&M candies. I used mini M&M’s but regular size candies would work too.
  • Place in the refrigerator for about an hour to allow the chocolate to completely harden. ENJOY!!
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 30 days.