Chocolate, peanut butter, and chow mein noodles give this cookie a salty sweet flavor. My great-grandmother made these for Christmas every year and they were and still are a family favorite!

Kasey
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt chocolate and peanut butter chips in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring frequently, until smooth.

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  • Mix chow mein noodles and peanuts in a large mixing bowl. Pour chocolate mixture over noodles and peanuts and turn to coat.

  • Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Drop mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared sheet. Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

135.7 calories; 4 g protein; 11.8 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 83.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2012
This is one of our favorite quick treats. I almost always double the recipe. This also works with any kind of chocolate chips you have OR butterscotch chips instead of peanut butter chips. EXCELLENT recipe for beginning cooks/little hands who want to make something in the kitchen. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2012
This is one of our favorite quick treats. I almost always double the recipe. This also works with any kind of chocolate chips you have OR butterscotch chips instead of peanut butter chips. EXCELLENT recipe for beginning cooks/little hands who want to make something in the kitchen. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2012
I never tried this exact variation but I followed the recipe as written with the exception of using milk chocolate in place of semisweet. Turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2013
I changed chips to butterscotch chips and omitted peanuts and added 1 cup extra chow-mein noodles due to peanut allergies. Also I melted chips in microwave 2 minutes on high seemed just right. I would stop and stir after 1 minute and then every 30 seconds. They almost got to stiff so be careful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2012
These were a staple on my mom's Christmas cookie platters growing up! Now I usually make them w/ my son and nephews and we decorate them w/ holiday colored sprinkles...they get a huge kick out of it. We even sometimes will make them for Halloween decorate them and call them spiders. Super simple but delicious treat and one that the kids love to help make (and eat)!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2012
I love this recipe I made this awhile ago because it was too hot to put the oven on to make anything therefore this was great....I put them in the fridge to harden so that I don't have to eat too many!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2012
These are really good! I'm a big fan of peanut clusters and the addition of the crunchy chow mein noodles is great! I would probably leave out the peanut butter next time (chocolate doesnt get hard). Maybe add some cashews? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2016
We have loved these for 3 generations- only we use butterscotch chips instead of peanut butter and Spanish peanuts instead of regular dry-roasted...and we call them "porcupines". Since we live in a colder climate we can store them outside and save space in the fridge/freezer! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2018
Yummy! I was out of peanut butter chips so used half the amount of crunchy peanut butter and they turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2018
This is childhood here. Instead of peanut butter chip I used butterscotch and they turned out awesome. Read More
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