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Here’s an old-time favorite that my mom used to make every Thanksgiving and Christmas when I was younger, but I think fall is perfect for this special treat, appropriately called Haystacks. This Haystacks Recipe scream fall pumpkin picking, and tailgating time to me, don’t cha think? With a mere three ingredients these are prepped in no time for the best tasting haystack I’ve ever had.
Begin with butterscotch chips/morsels, chow mein noodles, and your nut of choice. The recipe usually calls for salted roasted peanuts, but I only had some slivered almonds on hand. They were perfect. If nut allergies are a concern, just omit them altogether. They’re still mighty good without them.
Melt the butterscotch chips according to package directions. I used the microwave melting method, M3 for short. Stir together the chow mein noodles and nuts, if you’re using them.
Pour the melted butterscotch over the noodle/nut mixture.
Gently combine until all noodles are coated.
On parchment or wax paper, drop little haystacks of goodness in heaping teaspoonfuls. Let cool and firm up. I stuck mine in the refrigerator for a few minutes. Serve right away or store in airtight containers.
A crunchy, sweet and nutty combination like this can’t be beat. If you’ve never tried these, give them a go soon. Makes a whopping 50-60 haystacks.
Here's an old-time favorite that my mom used to make every Thanksgiving and Christmas when I was younger, but I think fall is perfect for this special treat, appropriately called Haystacks. They scream fall pumpkin picking, and tailgating time to me, don't cha think? With a mere three ingredients these are prepped in no time for the best tasting haystack I've ever had.
- 24 ounces butterscotch morsels
- 5 ounces chow mein noodles
- 1 1/2 cup chopped nuts (dry roasted peanuts, almonds, or cashews are a few good choices)
- Melt butterscotch morsels according to package directions
- Combine noodles and nuts in a large bowl.
- Pour melted butterscotch over noodle/nut mixture and gently combine until all noodles are coated.
- Drop heaping teaspoonfuls onto parchment or wax paper and let cool. Serve or store in airtight containers.
Makes about 50-60.
5 oz is equal to ? In cups please
An entire package of la choy chow mein noodles
how long in advance can i make these?
I never had these until my Daughter got married to a guy from North Carolina! They are yummy …his Mom made them for our cookie table as we are from Pittsburgh and no wedding would be complete without one…. she had never heard of a cookie table at a wedding . We both learned something !
My local stores had no chow mien noodles, I have ramen, would that work??? Help
No, that is not the same thing. You will need chow mein noodles which are fully cooked and ready to eat.
Can you freeze these. If not, how long can they last in the fridge. Thanks
5 oz of Chow Mein noodles are not enough for two bags of butterscotch chips. 5 oz is just a little can of them. Did you mean a whole bag (which is about double the can)?
Trying to make these along with some other chocolate faves. My butterscotch isn’t getting melty, it’s kinda thick, am I doing something wrong?? My other chocolate, and white chocolate melted just fine. I haven’t worked with this for a long time.
I had that issue too and can’t figure it out as I have made them every year with no problem but this year – I did read that you can add oil to keep the mixture creamy I have not tried that
If your butterscotch chips are old or outdated, I’ve found they don’t melt correctly. Hope this helps!
I wonder if adding mini marsh mellows would be good in this . It seams as a kid someone made it like that .I went to a potluck dinner last night and someone made these and it brought back child hood memories.
These were way too sweet… most other recipes call for peanut butter. Strongly suggest adding at least 1/2 peanut butter.