Be warned: The salty crunch of chow mein noodles makes this almondy twist on a holiday classic completely addictive.

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

20 mins
30 mins
50 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place candy coating in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on 100% power (high) for 1 to 2 minutes or until melted, stirring every 30 seconds. In a small bowl, stir together the almond butter and almond flavoring. Add almond butter mixture to melted candy coating; stir well. Add noodles and almonds; stir until well coated.

  • Mound mixture onto a baking sheet lined with waxed paper; spread into a 10-inch ring. (For smaller gift-giving wreaths, make three separate mounds and shape into 6 1/2-inch rings. Or, for traditional haystack cookies, drop mixture by rounded tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheet.) If desired, garnish with red candies.

  • Chill 30 minutes or until very firm. Carefully peel waxed paper away from cooled wreath. If desired, tie a red ribbon around wreath for decoration. Slice with a serrated knife. Store in the refrigerator.

To Store:

Place the wreath(s) or cookies in an airtight container or large resealable plastic bag(s). Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts

119 calories; fat 7g; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 12g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 6g; protein 2g; vitamin a 0.1IU; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.6mg; folate 9.3mcg; sodium 65mg; potassium 51mg; calcium 21mg; iron 0.5mg.