Butterscotch Haystacks

Butterscotch Haystacks

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10 min.
42 min.
72 candies

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.


  • 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
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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.

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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Super Easy!

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

- Jessica Davis from SC

They won't last long!!

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!

- Diane Burleson from Pittsburgh, PA

Yummy treat for kids and adults

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!

- Terri Lannan from Fort Atkinson, WI

Butterscotch Haystacks

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

- Tanya Graham from Georgia

Almost like my old recipe

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 .

- Donna Gutierrez from Nixon, TX

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/72 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 72

  • Amount Per Serving
  • 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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