Haystacks a.k.a. Chocolate Spiders

Chocolate Chow Mein Candies
Chocolate Spiders/Choc Chow Mein. Carroll Pellegrinelli
  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 30 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
123 Calories
9g Fat
9g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 30 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 123
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 3g
Calcium 16mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This delicious treat couldn't be any easier to prepare but is impossible to resist.

For making Haystacks, otherwise known as Chocolate Spiders, just melt the chocolate and stir in the rest of the ingredients. Drop onto a prepared work surface. Once they harden, they are ready to eat. In fact, the most difficult part about this recipe is getting everyone to wait long enough for that to happen.


  • 12 ounce package chocolate chips (semisweet)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (milk)
  • 1 can chow mein noodles
  • 1 cup peanuts (lightly salted and dry roasted, coarsely chopped)

Steps to Make It

  1. In ​the top of double boiler, melt chips.

  2. Remove from heat and stir in noodles and nuts.

  3. Drop by teaspoonful (I used an iced teaspoon) into lightly greased or paper-lined miniature muffin cups.

  4. Set in refrigerator until set (approximately 20 minutes).

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