Chow Mein Noodle Bars

Chow Mein Noodle Bars

6 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    40 m

“I received this recipe from my grandmother and it has always been a family favorite.”

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Original recipe yields 1 - 9x13 inch pan



  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the margarine and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Stir in the flour; the mixture should be crumbly. Sprinkle over the bottom of the prepared pan and pack down to cover.
  3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly toasted. Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. When the chips have softened enough, spread them over the crust.
  4. In a heat-proof bowl over simmering water, or in the microwave, combine the marshmallows, peanut butter, brown sugar and light cream. Cook, stirring occasionally until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the chow mein noodles. Spread on top of the chocolate layer of the crust. Let cool before cutting into squares.

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shelley peters

shelley peters

This was an easy recipe. Because of it's richness I was able to stretch it further than the suggested serving. I did double the ingredients for the crust as I didn't feel it was enough to cover the bottom of a 9x13 baker. You will need to bake it a little longer though.



Pretty tasty! I used an 8"x8" pan and used the full amount called for the base. I used a pastry blender instead of a mixer to make the base crumbly. I didn't measure the chocolate chips, just sprinkled a liberal layer over the base just before the base was done cooking and then I put the pan back in the oven for a couple more minutes. The chocolate melted really quickly and was easy to spread. I did a half-batch for the topping, but I just used what I had of the noodles (about 1½ cups) and that was enough. If I'd used the full amount called for, 2 cups, it would have been even more difficult to mix them in. Make sure the topping is hot when you mix in the noodles or it gets REALLY hard to mix and spread over the chocolate. Also, these are a little tough to cut, so do what I did: Line your pan with foil, grease the foil, and then when they've cooled lift the bars out, peel the foil off, and cut them. It's much easier than trying to chop them up in the pan. Thanks, Sonya, for a different treat!



Ok, these taste not too bad, but the pb/noodle filling is less than desirable. The marshmallow, peanut butter, brown sugar turned into a big blob so I had to add about 1/4 cup butter to smooth it out. Adding the chow mein to this turned it into a complete mess. I must have over cooked it cause now its rock hard and not very pleasant to eat. The crust w/chocolate on the other hand turned out great. Will never be making this again :(

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Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 245 cal
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 13.7 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs
  • 29.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 137 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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