Recipe: Butterscotch & peanut butter haystacks

I’m in the mood for treats lately — and let’s hope I passed my glucose test because I want to continue eating deliciousness for three more months — so I thought I’d share one of my favourite recipes. It’s easy, fast, and requires only three ingredients. Four if you have peanuts on hand.


butterscotch & peanut butter haystacks recipe


Mmm! There is nothing better, or easier! Unless you’re allergic to nuts, then there are probably a lot of better things for you.

Recipe after these pictures!

butterscotch and peanut butter haystacks

butterscotch and peanut butter haystacks butterscotch and peanut butter haystacks About this recipe:

Yield: About 20-24 haystacks, depending on size

Prep Time: About 5-10 minutes



  • 3 tablespoons crunchy or smooth peanut butter (I use crunchy)
  • 1 1/2 cups butterscotch chips
  • Package of chow mein noodles
  • Optional: 1/2 cup peanuts — no shells


How to make butterscotch and peanut butter haystacks:

  1. Heat up a pot on your stove on medium-high (not too high though or you’ll burn your ingredients!)
  2. Mix butterscotch chips and peanut butter until mostly smooth and remove from heat. Add a bit more butterscotch chips if you prefer a sweeter taste.
  3. Toss in enough chow mein noodles to be saturated by that heavenly smelling mixture, mixing lightly with a wooden spoon. If you have peanuts, mix them in too.
  4. Spoon onto wax paper on baking trays or plates and place in fridge or freezer to cool until hardened. Enjoy!

Tip: Keep your uneaten ones in the fridge in tupperware so that they don’t melt.

butterscotch and peanut butter haystacks

This smells much more heavenly than it may look.

Have you tried butterscotch and peanut butter haystacks before? What did you think?

About Nikki

I've been writing since I was in kindergarten where I Crayola-markered an epic tale of a tiger and a balloon on a stack of lined papers folded into a booklet and stapled along the edge (carefully, and by my teacher). I love DIY, sewing, folksy music, animals and getting out to look at and listen to nature.
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