Butterscotch Haystacks

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 2 min
Cooling Time: 30 min
Yields: 72 candies

Description

Tasty enough for any occasion, these butterscotch haystacks are mounded with a mixture of peanut butter, butterscotch morsels, marshmallows and chow mein noodles. To enjoy in a snap, make them the microwave way.

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 can (8.5 oz.) or 2 cans (5 oz. each) chow mein noodles
  • 3 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

Directions

LINE trays with wax paper.

MICROWAVE morsels in large, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted. Stir in peanut butter until well blended. Add chow mein noodles and marshmallows; toss until all ingredients are coated. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared trays. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

DOUBLE BOILER METHOD:
PLACE
morsels in top of double boiler over hot (not boiling) water. Do not cover. When most of the morsels are shiny, stir just until melted. (Prevent water from coming in contact with morsels.) Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter. Transfer to large bowl. Add chow mein noodles and marshmallows; proceed as above.

Super Easy!

by J. Jessica , SC on Sep. 2011

I have eaten these before but never made them. Super easy! The recipe made 24 heaping "haystacks" for me. :) delic!

They won't last long!!

by D. Diane , Pittsburgh, PA on Mar. 2011

I LOVE these cookies. We have always left out the marshmallows and think they are amazing. They are sweet but not too sweet! And they always get eaten very quickly! This is one of my favorite cookies!

Yummy treat for kids and adults

by T. Terri , Fort Atkinson, WI on Feb. 2010

I haven't met anyone yet who does not like these! I made them for my daughter's class and also for work and they were gone in no time!

Butterscotch Haystacks

by T. Tanya , Georgia on Sep. 2009

I'm so happy to have found this! These are really good when you're craving something sweet and it's great for parties.

Almost like my old recipe

by D. Donna , Nixon, TX on Jul. 2009

Hi, we tried this recipe, it is almost like my old recipe. I had not made them in years. We would use the shoestring potatoes you buy in the can. They were real crispy and we added Nestles semi sweet morsels and minature marshmellows. Taste almost like fudge with nuts, just easier. I did like this recipe also. A little too salty though .

We LOVE haystacks!

by L. Lee , on Jul. 2009

I remember these from my childhood. Now my daughter and I make them. We usually omit the marshmellows, melt some Semi-Sweet Morsels and dunk the bottoms of the cooled haystacks in the chocolate. Love the salty-sweet thing!

Yum

by C. Christina , Lakewood, OH on Apr. 2009

I made these for a work party a few yrs back. They were sweet & people seemed to like them.

Wonderful snack

by J. Jan , Blytheville, AR on Feb. 2009

We always love these, even add salty peanuts or cashews from time to time. I always fix these when we have "movie night".

MY MOM MADE THESE FOR ME WHEN I WAS YOUNG

by P. PAUL , MOORINGSPORT,LA on Feb. 2009

I'VE BEEN EATING THESE SINCE I WAS A KID, BUT I'VE FOUND OVER THE YEARS THAT REPLACING THE NOODLES WITH RICE CEREAL MAKE THIS A SNACK ALL AGES CAN ENJOY. A NICE TREAT FOR KID AGES 1 AND OLDER.

butterscotch haystacks

by L. Lissa , COLORADO SPRINGS, CO on Feb. 2009

These are definitely the bomb if you love making haystacks for the holidays. They are awesome if you use cornflakes or whole oats instead of the noodles.