{12} Decadent Days of Christmas {10} Nutty-Noodly Clusters

Nanny (Logan’s grandmother) and Rachel (Logan’s sister) make these things every Christmas. I didn’t have their exact recipe (I’m pretty sure they use peanut butter and butterscotch chips, so I borrowed Moms’ recipe.

…and I chose it because it had CHOCOLATE! Mmmm! You know, me and chocolate go WAY back. I’m a sucker for anything chocolate and these are scrumptious.





Nutty-Noodly Clusters


  • 12 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 12 ounces butterscotch chips
  • 1 (6 ounce) bag of Chow Mein Noodles
  • 1/2 cup peanuts or cashews


  1. Melt the chocolate and butterscotch over low heat.
  2. Remove from heat and quickly stir in noodles and nuts until evenly coated.
  3. Drop by teaspoon onto wax paper or non-stick foil.
  4. Let harden in a cool place.
  5. Store in an air tight container.


  1. I make these every year, only we call them Reindeer Antlers. Mine have only butterscotch chips, but the chocolate addition sounds yummy. I also shake multi-colored sprinkles on top before they harden to make them extra Christmas-y festive.

  2. These look awesome! As a matter of fact, I think I’m going to swap out the peanuts/cashews for pecans and make them for my upcoming Harry Potter themed party…. labeled as “cockroach clusters”. Yes I KNOW that sounds totally gross, but I guess that’s kind of the point. Honeydukes sells some weird stuff. These sound delicious, so hopefully I’ll have guests who are brave enough to try them. 🙂

  3. My Girl Scout troop makes these on camping trips!! We call them Solar Cookies. We put all of the ingredients in a big pot and let it sit in the sun for a few hours. You just need to stir them up every now and again to get the butterscotch and chocolate mixed. Technically, you’re supposed to put them in a cooler to let them set… but that usually doesn’t happen.

  4. I make these by melting chocolate and crunchy peanut butter, and then adding the noodles (the recipe is on the noodle packet). And they’re called spiders. It’s funny to see all the variations. Once I accidentally bought onion flavoured noodles. Spider fail.

    1. Haha…total fail. But, it definitely is fun to see the variations. All recipes originated some where….and were just modified along the way. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *