Tumbleweeds Recipe

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"I like making these crisp and creamy treats because they require only four ingredients," says Virginia Johnson of Mims, Florida. "It's hard to stop eating them, they're irresistible."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:27 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 27 servings


  • 1 can (12 ounces) salted peanuts
  • 1 can (7 ounces) potato sticks
  • 3 cups butterscotch chips
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 266 calories, 18g fat (9g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 102mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Combine peanuts and potato sticks in a bowl; set aside. In a microwave, heat butterscotch chips and peanut butter at 70% power for 1-2 minutes or until melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Add to peanut mixture; stir to coat evenly.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until set, about 5 minutes. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Tumbleweeds in Taste of Home April/May 1999, p64

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dtrafton User ID: 4823171 70652
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2012

"These are wonderful in taste and so easy to make. One batch is never enough to meet demand!"

beeker2 User ID: 6425226 25508
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"One of my all time favorites - easy to make and delicious. I sometimes use different chips (peanut butter and chocolate, or butterscotch and peanut butter) and add a handful of Heath chips after mixing with peanuts/potato sticks."

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