Butterscotch Haystacks

Butterscotch Haystacks
Makes:
72
candies
Prep Time:
10
minutes
Total Time:
42
minutes
based on 990 reviews
58

Dietary Considerations:

Low CalorieLow FatLow SodiumVegetarian
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.

In this recipe:

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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.


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good with chocolate

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suzanne frahmrinne from OROVILLE, CA

i made basically samething at christmas but i used chocolate morsels instead.everyone thought was rocky road

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    Super Easy!

    Jessica Davis from SC

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

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    They won't last long!!

    Diane Burleson from Pittsburgh, PA

    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!

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    Yummy treat for kids and adults

    Terri Lannan from Fort Atkinson, WI

    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!

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    Butterscotch Haystacks

    Tanya Graham from Georgia

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

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    Almost like my old recipe

    Donna Gutierrez from Nixon, TX

    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 .

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    We LOVE haystacks!

    Lee DuBose from

    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!

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    Yum

    Christina Ward from Lakewood, OH

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

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    Wonderful snack

    Jan Wilkins from Blytheville, AR

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

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    MY MOM MADE THESE FOR ME WHEN I WAS YOUNG

    PAUL HARBECK from MOORINGSPORT,LA

    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.

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    butterscotch haystacks

    Lissa Trovas from COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

    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.

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    Quick and easy

    Sandy Chisholm from Frederick, MD

    These haystacks were quick and easy. I gave them to my neighbors and family for a little holiday treat. Great review from all! Thanks

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    always a christmas treat tradition

    Sherry Peterson from Alice, TX

    when your running late like i always am, this is the best quick fix recipe and easy for the kids to help, you can not go wrong, it adds that special touch to gift baskets.

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    Great for making with kids

    Heather Strider from Reidsville, NC

    I first tasted these several years ago when I thought any candymaker had to be a perfect cook! I decided a few years later to find the recipe and used this one. It was exactly as I remembered the great taste!!They are so easy my 11-yr old daughter helped. Now she is home from college and we want this to be a new candy/cookie tradition to mix up together!!These are so different from the standard Christmas treats and taste great with the peanut butter and Nestle chips. I've even made them without marshmallows and they are still delicious with a terrific crunch!!

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    So yummy and so quick and easy!

    Christine Spoto from PALM HARBOR, FL

    I like these even without the marshmallow. I also like the way they add 'texture' to a holiday cookie plate. Terrific recipe for young beginner bakers. They are one of my favorite sweet snacks. I have a difficult time stopping at one or two!

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    Haystack WOW

    Shawn Long from Caryville, TN

    I have never had haystacks with the marshmallows. This was a great additional to something wonderful already.

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    Butterscotch Haystacks

    Tammy Aggen from BLUE ISLAND, IL

    These are quick and easy to make; and LOTS of fun to make with the kids. You can also use semi-sweet chocolate chips to give it a chocolate/peanut butter flavor.

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    Butterscotch Heavan

    Candace Bennett from UPLAND, CA

    These tasty morsels are so fun and easy to make. My husband loves them at Christmas but its a treat you can make anytime.

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    butterscotch haystacks

    Laura Nost from BEAR, DE

    These were sooooo easy!! everyone loves butterscotch and of course, peanut butter. they were surprised by the noodles!!! needless to say, they were delicious and eaten up very quickly!

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    intersted

    Amber Banks from LA, CA

    i have had haystack before but without the marshmallows and peanut butter. so, i'm excited to see how these will turn out.

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    good with chocolate

    suzanne frahmrinne from OROVILLE, CA

    i made basically samething at christmas but i used chocolate morsels instead.everyone thought was rocky road

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    good cookies

    cheryllynne willis from NEW BEDFORD, MA

    i made these cookies with my youngest child and had a great time. they came out perfectly.

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    Butterscotch Haystacks

    Eileen Koenig from MOUNT AETNA, PA

    This was the first time I made these and also the first time I had these.The butterscotch haystacks were wonderful!Great flavor combination

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    a big hit with the group

    Mary Tomerlin from RIVERSIDE, CA

    Made these for the 1st time with my Girl Scout troop. They found the recipe easy to follow, loved making them, & really loved eating them!

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    Haystacks

    Dixie Campbell from TEXARKANA, AR

    This is the very first recipe we made in junior high home economics class waaaay back in 1966. I had forgotten how to make them. Can't wait to make these for my grandchildren...Thank you

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    Butterscotch Haystacks

    Jane Spencer from RIVER RIDGE, LA

    This was a great treat..Really easy to make..

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    Easy & Yummy!

    Jo Haberstok from PASCO, WA

    These really are easy to make and taste great! I always get lots of compliments when I take them in to work or give as part of a holiday dessert tray for my neighbors. One little note, though: Unless you are into "mini-stacks," I don't think most folks are going to get anywhere near 72 from a single recipe. To make them what I consider a reasonable/good size, I usually end up with about 30-36 from one recipe of these.

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    Great Snack

    Zela Evans from COLUMBIA, SC

    These are very good and an easy treat to take to parties. I have made these for years and they are always a favorite with my family. They are asked for year after year.

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    Addicting!

    Sarah Lawson from SAMMAMISH, WA

    These were super simple and everyone loved them. I don't care much for marshmellows, but they are easy to pick out..ha! The only problem with these cookies are I couldn't leave them alone. They are so addicting!

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    Tasty & Simple

    AMY HALLENBECK from IRON MOUNTAIN, MI

    I made these for Christmas last year, and everyone loved them, and the best part was that I was able to let my 4year old help because they were so simple to make. He and I will be spending some more quality time this year making them again.

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    Yummie!!

    Amy Barnes from Cordova, TN

    My sisters and I grew up making and eating these tasty morsels. The only variation in our recipe is that we use broken stick pretzels instead of chow mein noodles. There's something about the combination of these four flavors that "make your tongue slap your eyebrows!!" I hear them calling my name now....

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    Butterscotch Haystacks

    Terry Kinney from KEARNEY, MO

    We have two teenage boys that inhale these everytime I make them. They are a family favorite!

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    Finally

    Karin Fields from PAYETTE, ID

    I LOVE these haystacks! I remember having them as a kid and have searched forever for the recipe. You can use any flavor chip in these. They are so easy to make.

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    Easy

    Tonya Carter from GREENVILLE, SC

    Easy to make and great for bake sales.

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    Peanuts instead

    Terri Rider from Groveland, NY

    Hi there, I have made Haystacks for many years and instead of the mini marshmallows I use peanuts. The give it that sweet and salty combination that we all love!

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    Butterscotch Haystacks

    JUDITH SCHOLLER from Wild Rose, WI

    So easy to make and such a nice addition to a gift of homemade candy.

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    AWESOME

    PAULA HOFFMAN from CANON CITY, CO

    I made the Butterscotch Haystacks for our last camping trip of the summer and everyone loved them. Very easy to make and my children loved to help. Everyone was surprised when I told them the ingredients. My entire family loved this treat. This recipe will be made for every holiday and special occasion in my house. Thanks Very Best Baking for this memory.

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    Very Easy To Make

    BEVERLY Hood from JUDA, WI

    My kids made this and it was a hit.

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    Healthier Option!

    Larissa Kieschnick from STEPHENVILLE, TX

    Try swapping the chow mein noodles out for Fiber One* cereal(not the flakes, the sticks) and using reduced-fat peanut butter. No one will notice or miss the change. Reducing the amount of marshmallows to 1 1/2 cups and tossing in 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips & 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts is also good. These are excellent!

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    Butterscotch Haystacks

    SUSAN SMITH from ARNOLD, MO

    Kids LOVE helping make these funny looking treats! And they love eating them too! An easy way to spend some quality time with your kids or grandkids while helping make a great memory for them!

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    DELICIOUS!

    JANICE GAREY from TERRE HAUTE, IN

    My mother used to make these every Christmas, and added cashews instead of marshmallows! SO GOOD!!

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    butterscotch haystacks

    Angela Gilbert from BARSTOW, CA

    My daughter and I enjoyed making the haystacks and the whole family enjoyed eating them. It was a great afternoon!

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    A Kids favorite

    Kimberly Antonsen from FRAZEE, MN

    I made these for a family function andthey were gobbled up, mostly by the young kids. Easy to make and if you want to change tehm a little you can add different nuts to the recipe. I will be making these again.

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    butterscotch hatstacks

    elaine hilton from little falls, NJ

    Easy and delicious. great for bake sales! Even the children will love to get in on the fun making these wonderful treats!

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    The Best

    FRANCES BROWN from HAMPTON, VA

    They are easy to make and they taste wonderful. They are one of my favorites

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    Fantastic Tasting!

    Cathleen Doble from COLUSA, CA

    I have been eating these for years. Each Christmas I go to a open house at a friends and can't seem to get enough of them. I finally decided to try and make them myself. I couldn't believe how easy they were to make. Now my family can enjoy these candies any time of the year. Thanks,

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    Butterscotch Haystacks

    Ann Findrik from Kamloops, BC

    I found these just a little to sweet for my taste. Now that I know how fun, quick and easy they are to make, I am going to try a few variations of my own.

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    Butterscotch Haystacks

    ANGELINA ROGERS from AKRON, OH

    I've made these several times for just about every family and church function we have. The children at church had them for their treat today. I always make extra, as most parents can't resist these tasty sweet treats. I have made them with several different chips, when I have a little of this and that left, I just mix it up and the results are great.

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    butterscotch haystacks

    MARY SWORDS from ELIZABETHTOWN, KY

    I have two boys and each one loves to help in the kitchen. These were fast and painless and GREAT!! Very easy to make.

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    Haystack Frenzy

    Heather Flack from Middletown, OH

    This is the only dessert my husband requests at Christmas time. He LOVES it, now my boys do too!

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    Butterscotch Haystacks

    Marcia Brown from SPRING HILL, TN

    I made this recipe for my family and friends as gifts; my daughter-n-law gave her dad some of them,he loved them and he does not eat peanut butter ever at any time. We didn't tell him . My seven year old grandaughter was the best little helper. She is like me, she loves to bake.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/72 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 72 

  • Calories: 69
  • Calories from Fat: 31
  • Total Fat: 3.5g (5% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 1.7g (8% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0% of DV)
  • Sodium: 49mg (2% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 8.4g (3% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .4g (2% of DV)
  • Sugars: 4.7g
  • Protein: 1.4g
  • Vitamin A: 0% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 0% of DV
  • Iron: 0% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Butterscotch Haystacks

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.

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