SOMERVILLE , MA - APRIL 16:  The Stir Fried Chow Mein leads the line-up of a variety of dishes at Yuki Shabu-Sushi Restaurant in Somerville, Mass., April 16, 2016. (Photo by Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
The 1960s Leftover Chow Mein Hack That's Seriously Impressing TikTok
By Kalea Martin
Chow mein noodles can add crunch to salads and slaws or a green bean casserole, but back in the 1960s, it was also thought of as a dessert ingredient. As content creator B. Dylan Hollis shared in a TikTok video featuring a recipe from a 1968 cookbook, chow mein noodles were a central component in a unique cookie that involved no baking at all.
According to Hollis' recipe (via TikTok), start by melting chocolate and butterscotch chips in a bowl, then add your chow mein noodles with salted peanuts and gently mix until they are fully coated. The final step is to dollop them onto a sheet of wax paper until cooled and hardened.
One TikToker commented on the viral video, "So good! Always the day after takeout," while another added, "From the start I was like, 'Yup, he'll like these!' My mom made these all the time." This 1960s creation may not look like a traditional cookie, but those who have tried it say it's pretty tasty.