Nutella and Chocolate Haystack Cookies {for Valentine’s Day}

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Haystack cookies are a classic favorite. These Valentines Chocolate Haystack Cookies are decorated into Valentine Monsters that are the perfect Valentine’s Day Treat. Easy to make and no bake. 

Valentine's Day haystack cookies

Valentine Chocolate Haystack Cookies

Valentine's Day haystack cookies

These little haystack monsters are so cute.  They are a fun treat to make with the kids or for them.

Valentine Treat for kids - haystack cookie

Aren’t they adorable?

What are Haystacks Made of?

  • Haystack cookies are usually made of semi-sweet chocolate, butterscotch chips, and crunchy chow mein noodles. Sometimes haystack cookies have nuts added to the chocolate.


Valentine chocolate treat for kids - haystack cookies

How Long do Haystack Cookies Last?

  • No baked cookies can last at room temperature for up to two weeks. They should be kept in an airtight container

haystack cookies for Valentine's Day

What are some good add-ins for haystack cookies?

  • Nutella
  • peanut butter
  • pretzels
  • nuts
  • oatmeal
  • marshmallows

monster haystack cookies

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Are you ready to make these Valentine Haystack Cookies? Let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need:

Ingredients for these Chocolate Haystack Cookies with Nutella

  • 12 oz. of chow mein noodles
  • 10 oz. of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup of Nutella hazelnut spread
  • Candies for decorating – candy eyes and heart sprinkles
  • wax paper
  • spoons
  • mixing utensils
  • mixing bowls – microwave proof glass bowl

Nutella and Chocolate Haystack Cookies {for Valentine’s Day}

Fun and delicious Valentine Monster Haystack Cookies

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 1 dozen 1x


  • 12 oz. chow mein noodles
  • 10 oz. of semi-sweet chocolate chip cookies
  • 3/4 cup of Nutella spread
  • candy eyes
  • candy hearts or heart sprinkles

Other equipment:

  • wax paper
  • mixing bowls
  • spoon
  • mixing utensils


  • melt chocolate chips in a microwave-proof glass bowl – microwave for 1 minute and stir. If needed, added 30 seconds more and stir until smooth
  • Add Nutella and mix in
  • Fold in chow mein noodles
  • Set out a sheet of wax paper on your work surface
  • Spoon out 2 dozen or more chocolate chow mein noodles and spread them apart on the wax paper
  • Add a heart sprinkle to the top of each one – these will be the antenna
  • Let those harden for a few minutes
  • Use the spoon again to spoon out more noodles – this time placing spoonfuls into mounds
  • While the chocolate is still melted, add the google eyes and antenna
  • Let the chocolate dry and harden



  • If the antenna falls off because the chocolate is too melted, then use a little Nutella to glue them into place

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