Butterscotch Haystacks

Transform your snack time with these no-bake Butterscotch Haystacks, a delightful blend of crunchy and sweet. Melted butterscotch morsels mix with peanut butter and a hint of oil, combined with salty peanuts and crisp chow mein noodles. These spoon-dropped treats, chilled until firm, offer a quick, delicious snack. Perfect for a quick dessert or a fun, hands-on activity with kids.


  • 1 cup butterscotch-flavored morsels
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 1-1/2 cups chow mein noodles


Melting the Magic. Start your culinary adventure by melting the butterscotch morsels with peanut butter and oil. You can use either a saucepan on the stove or a glass container in the microwave—whichever you prefer, just don’t let it burn! In the microwave do it in 30 second bursts.

Mixing in Sweetness. Once the butterscotch mixture is smooth, stir in the powdered sugar. Make sure there are no lumps, unless you like little sugary surprises in your bites.

Adding the Crunch. Now, for the fun part! Toss in the salted peanuts and chow mein noodles. Mix them well, ensuring each noodle and peanut is coated in that butterscotch goodness.

Spoon & Set. Using a tablespoon, drop clusters of this delightful mix onto waxed paper. Be generous with your spoonfuls—after all, who doesn’t like bigger candies?

Chill Out. Let the candies set until they’re firm and can easily peel away from the waxed paper. If you’re as impatient as I am, pop them in the fridge to speed up the process.

Wrap & Enjoy. Once firm, wrap the candies individually in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. This step is optional, but it helps if you don’t plan to eat them all in one sitting (good luck with that!).

Serving Suggestions. Butterscotch Haystacks are perfect for serving at parties, as an after-school snack, or just when you need a quick sweet fix. This recipe makes about 24 large candies, so there’s plenty to share—or not. Serve them on a colorful plate or in a fun bowl to add to the festive look. If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding a sprinkle of sea salt on top of each haystack before they set for an extra flavor kick. Enjoy your homemade treats!

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