Chow Mein Chocolates Recipe

Chow Mein Chocolates Recipe

[Photographs: Jenny McCoy]

20100115-chowmeinchocolate-mixing.jpgPerhaps this is something I shouldn't admit: I am a sucker for Chinese chicken salads. You know, the kind found on many a national chain family restaurant menu. Iceberg lettuce "exotically" adorned with canned mandarin orange segments, ginger vinaigrette, and fried chow mein noodles—delish! I know what you're thinking: "Is this girl serious?" I am. And earlier this week, I may have taken things a little too far. I'll let you be the judge.

I love these salads so very much that I decided to turn my favorite part of the salad—the noodles—into a candy by simply covering them in Valrhona milk chocolate. It's probably the easiest confection recipe I've ever created (it took a whole 10 minutes). It incorporates the best of all desserts—a crunchy, fried, salty snack food and some really fancy chocolate. Short of the addition of mini-marshmallows, no other combination could make me happier.

More Desserts by Jenny McCoy:
How to Make Caramel Pears
Multicultural Macaroons
Pecan Pralines


  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips (you don't have to use Valrhona)
  • 1 5-ounce package chow mein noodles


  1. 1.

    Set over a double boiler, melt the chocolate in a large mixing bowl.

  2. 2.

    Once completely melted, add the noodles to the chocolate and gently mix until well coated.

  3. 3.

    Pile heaping tablespoon-sized haystacks of the chocolate noodles onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.

  4. 4.

    Refrigerate until the chocolate has set--about 30 minutes.

  5. 5.

    Eat quickly before you are forced to share with others!