Haystacks Recipe

haystacks close up view

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.

Haystacks ingredients in bowls

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.

nut butter in a bowl and noodles in a bowl

Pour the melted butterscotch over the noodle/nut mixture.

noodle and nut mixture in a bowl

Gently combine until all noodles are coated.

noodle and nut and other ingredients mixed in bowl

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.

finished Haystacks on a sheet

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.

Enjoy!

Haystacks Recipe

Haystacks Recipe

Haystacks Recipe

Yield: 50
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

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.

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  1. Melt butterscotch morsels according to package directions
  2. Combine noodles and nuts in a large bowl.
  3. Pour melted butterscotch over noodle/nut mixture and gently combine until all noodles are coated.
  4. Drop heaping teaspoonfuls onto parchment or wax paper and let cool. Serve or store in airtight containers.

Notes

Makes about 50-60.

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