Chinese New Year Cookies


A couple of weeks ago I had a holiday party at my apartment. I’ve had these cookies every holiday that I can remember and they are easy to make. My family calls these Chinese New Years, because the Le Choy noodles are used but I have heard them called Spider Legs or Haystacks.  They have become so popular that they are in the Weight Watcher’s cookbook.  These can be made and eaten at anytime of the year but for me they will always be considered a Christmas cookie.


  • 1 12oz package semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 12oz package butterscotch chips
  • 1 sleeve Fiber One cereal
  • 1-1 1/2 cups Spanish Peanuts


Pour the chocolate and butterscotch chips into a large sauce pan.

Over medium to medium-low heat, melt the chocolate and butterscotch until well blended and creamy.

Once melted together, turn off heat.

Add cereal and peanuts.

Mix together all the ingredients until the cereal and peanuts are well covered.


With a regular spoon; drop spoonful clumps on a waxed paper baking sheet and put in the freezer for about 10 minutes to let the cookies set. Remove from freezer and store in a container until ready to serve.



2 responses »

    • The original recipe uses the Chinese noodles but using the fiber cereal makes it a little healthier.

      Thank you for reading Donna!!

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