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Haystacks Recipe

This is one of my special desserts. I love to serve it to guests because they marvel at how something so simple tastes so good!—Starrlette Howard, Ogden, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 3/4 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 can (3 ounces) chow mein noodles
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows


  • 1. Melt butterscotch chips an peanut butter in the top of a double boiler. Fold in the chow mein noodles, then marshmallows. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased waxed paper. Cool. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 191 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 94mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein

Reviews for Haystacks

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Reviewed Nov. 17, 2015

"These are great fun! I bought a big bag of chow mein noodles and had to search the web to find out how much 3 oz is. Well.....3 oz is 2 cups! You're welcome. :)"

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2013

"I am looking for a recipe similar to this, but no marshmallows and they were made with corn flakes! Lost my recipe, can anyone help? Thanks!"

Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"Since I have made this a number of times I have varied the ingredients. Our favorite is a mix of butterschotch and chocolate chips. It is also worth noting that this works EQUALLY well with Fiber One cereal. Instead of noodles use 2 cups of cereal. This is a great way to use up leftover cereal and a great source of fiber!"

Reviewed Jan. 25, 2013

"Everyone loves this! It is soooo simple to make. I use variations like crunchy PB, adding peanuts, substitute milk chocolate chips,and lots more! It is very versatile. Thanks!"

Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"These haystacks I make at Christmas time, with one thing different....I make them with milk chocolate. Very good!"

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"I had something with this name, I thought this was the same. The taste was similar,but the marshmellows made it feel strange to eat. I wonder if there is something else to add besides the marshmellows.Maybe rice krispies?"

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2010

"i used ramen noodles...bad idea. too hard. i am going to try them again with the right noodles and peanuts. i'll let you know how it turned out."

Reviewed Apr. 18, 2010

"Sweet and memorable!"

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2010

"I remember mom making these. Starrlette was my mom...she died in 1999. Thanks for posting this recipe brings back sweet memories!"

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2007

"I love these. My Mom used to make them when I was little. She died when I was 13 and since she kept all her receipes in her head we haven't had them since. Thank you so much for posting this receipe."

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