Microwave Chinese Chews

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Chef Patience

Easy, yummy cookie. I make these for the holiday cookie exchange, but I felt so guilty for making such an easy cookie, I didn't make them one year. The next year I was asked to please make them again, people were asking for them.

Top Review by Margie99

I made this with the butterscotch chips and we liked them a lot. I don't think they really taste too much like butterscotch so I think even if you were not a big butterscotch fan you might like them. At least a half dozen people at the potluck asked "who made these?" and made a point of telling me how good they were. I din't tell them how easy they were to make.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (10 ounce) bagof crispy chow mein noodles
  • 1 (16 ounce) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (16 ounce) bag butterscotch chips or 1 (16 ounce) bag peanut butter chips (my variation)


  1. Make a clear space on your counter or table.
  2. Using clean newspaper, cover the space with paper.
  3. Melt chocolate and butterscotch (or peanutbutter) chips in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave for about 2 minutes, until smooth.
  4. Check and stir the chips about every 30 seconds, as needed.
  5. While the chips are melting, dump the whole bag of chowmein noodles into a large mixing bowl.
  6. When the chips are ready, quickly mix them into the chowmein noodles.
  7. Working quickly, place teaspoon fulls of the mixture onto newspaper to dry.
  8. Cookies are ready when they are dry and set.
  9. Enjoy.

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