Keep your Halloween treats simple with these easy No Bake Monster Cookies made with peanut butter, butterscotch chips, and crunchy chow mein noodles.

Halloween party dessert No Bake Monster Cookies

No Bake Monster Cookies

Making fun and delicious Halloween treats doesn’t have to be hard. These easy No Bake Monster Cookies are made using our Haystack Cookies recipe and the simple addition of edible eyes.

The kids went nuts over them and I didn’t even have to turn on the oven, just a few simple ingredients stirred together in a bowl and a little wait time while they set and BOOM! Halloween dessert is served.

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ingredients for Haystack Cookies

What You’ll Need to Make No Bake Monster Cookies:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Butterscotch chips
  • Cocktail Peanuts
  • Chow Mein Noodles – these are the crunchy chow mein noodles most often made by La Choy. You can usually find them in the international section of the grocery store near the Asian sauces.
  • Edible eyes

That’s it! 5 simple ingredients for delicious Halloween no bake cookies. If you want to give them a different look you can substitute chocolate chips for butterscotch chips.

A lot of recipes also add marshmallows, or substitute marshmallows for peanuts.

easy No Bake Monster Cookies for Halloween

How to Make No Bake Monster Cookies:

  1. In a small microwave-safe bowl combine butterscotch chips and peanut butter. Microwave the mixture for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between each, until it is smooth.
  2. In a large bowl combine peanuts and chow mein noodles. Pour the melted butterscotch mixture over them, gently stirring until everything is well coated.
  3. Drop the mixture onto parchment paper to form 2-2.5 inch piles.
  4. Add the edible eyes.
  5. Let them cool until the butterscotch is fully hardened.
  6. Serve or store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
No Bake Monster Cookies for a spooky Halloween party

Pretty simple right? These no bake haystack cookies are the perfect mix of crunchy, salty, and sweet and those candy eyes are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.

Make them for a Halloween party or tuck them into your kids’ school lunch for a special Halloween treat!

No Bake Monster Cookies perfect kids halloween cookies

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Servings: 24 cookies
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Cooling Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins

No Bake Monster Cookies

Keep your Halloween treats simple with these easy No Bake Monster Cookies made with peanut butter, butterscotch chips, and crunchy chow mein noodles.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a small microwave-safe bowl combine butterscotch chips and peanut butter. Microwave the mixture for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between each, until it is smooth.
  • In a large bowl combine peanuts and chow mein noodles. Pour the melted butterscotch mixture over them, gently stirring until everything is well coated.
  • Drop the mixture onto parchment paper to form 2-2.5 inch piles.
  • Place edible eyes on cookies.
  • Let them cool until the butterscotch is fully hardened.
  • Serve or store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 115kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 115mg, Potassium: 82mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 5IU, Calcium: 8mg, Iron: 0.4mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butterscotch cookies, chow mein cookies, haystacks, no bake cookies