Old Fashioned Ting A Lings are a delectable, no-bake cookie made with just four ingredients. These classic treats surprise your taste buds with their unique crunch, courtesy of chow mein noodles. Whip up these simple delights in no time and add a delightful touch to your homemade treat gift plate this holiday season!
The Recipe for Old Fashioned Ting-A-Lings
I absolutely adore no-bake cookies. They’re quick to make, use simple ingredients, and are perfect for getting my kids involved in the kitchen. Two of my all-time favorites are Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies and Cookies From Heaven. Now, I’m thrilled to add these chocolate butterscotch haystacks, known as Old Fashioned Ting A Lings, to my recipe collection.
My friend, Patty, challenged me to find a lost cookie recipe that combined chow mein noodles and butterscotch chips. Naturally, my first stop was my trusty Pot O’ Gold cookbook. Guess what I discovered? While the initial search for Haystack Cookies remained unsuccessful, I stumbled upon these delightful Old Fashioned Ting A Lings.
Making these no-bake cookies is a breeze – melt the chocolate mixture, add chow mein noodles, drop spoonfuls onto wax paper, let them harden, and savor every bite.
Ting A Ling Haystacks Ingredient List
- Chocolate Almond Bark
- Butterscotch Chips
- Chocolate Chips
- Chow Mein Noodles
Yes, you read that right! These Ting A Ling Haystacks only require four ingredients!
Christmas Candy with Crunchy Chow Mein Noodles
The delightful crunch in these chocolate butterscotch haystack cookies comes from the addition of chow mein noodles.
What exactly are chow mein noodles?
Chow mein noodles are deep-fried Asian noodles available in the grocery store. While they make a fantastic salad topper, they can also transform your holiday candy into something extraordinary.
Where can you find chow mein noodles?
You’ll typically find chow mein noodles in the ethnic food section of your local supermarket or grocery store, usually alongside other Asian ingredients. If you prefer online shopping, you can easily purchase them on Amazon!
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
- Use a microwave-safe bowl.
- Microwave at 30-second intervals, making sure not to exceed this time.
- Stir the mixture diligently after each 30-second interval.
- Once the chocolate starts melting, continue stirring, allowing the residual heat to complete the melting process.
Now, what happens if you don’t follow the aforementioned steps and leave your chips in the microwave for a minute or two without stirring? Well, you’ll end up with a burned, unpleasant-smelling mess of charred chocolate chips. Just ask my sister, Megan. I still vividly remember the time she burnt the chocolate chips while working on a 4-H project. Needless to say, Mom was not too pleased.
How to Make Haystack Cookies with Crunchy Chow Mein Noodles
- In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and almond bark in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval, until melted and smooth.
- Add the slightly crushed chow mein noodles to the melted chocolate mixture and stir until they are completely coated.
- Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto waxed paper and let them set and harden.
For the complete recipe steps and precise ingredient measurements for No Bake Ting A Lings, scroll to the bottom of this page.
Notes About Ting A Lings (Chocolate Haystack Cookies)
- Haystack cookies are a delightful no-bake treat.
- You can melt the chocolate mixture in the microwave (refer to the instructions above) or use a double boiler.
- Gently break the chow mein noodles into smaller pieces.
- To ensure you have sufficient melted chocolate for these haystack cookies, start by adding the chow mein noodles one cup at a time. You may not require all the noodles or you might need a few more.
- For an extra salty crunch, try adding peanuts or cashews.
- Keep your kitchen counter clean by using waxed paper or parchment paper to drop and set the cookies.
More Desserts for Chocolate Lovers
- Mom’s Perfect Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
- Triple Chocolate Layer Bars
- Fudge Nut Bars
- Triple Chocolate Cake
- Boston Cream Cake
- Homemade Chocolate Pudding
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