Chocolate Butterscotch Haystacks

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling


3 dozen

Updated: Nov. 19, 2023
My grandmother used to make this haystacks recipe to give to my cousin Vonnie and me when our parents didn't want us to have any more sweets. —Christine Schwester, Divide, Colorado
Chocolate Butterscotch Haystacks Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package (10 to 11 ounces) butterscotch chips
  • 4 cups crispy chow mein noodles


  1. In a microwave or on the stovetop in a large metal bowl over simmering water, melt chocolate chips and butterscotch chips; stir until smooth. Gently stir in noodles.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate 10-15 minutes or until set.
Chocolate Butterscotch Haystacks Tips

How else can you melt the chocolate and butterscotch chips for haystack cookies?

The microwave or stovetop method in this recipe are most popular, but there are some more easy ways to melt chocolate. Just be sure to take your time and make sure that your tools are completely dry so that no water is introduced.

How can you make this haystacks recipe your own?

It's easy to make these chocolate butterscotch haystacks your own! It can be as simple as adding your favorite nuts or dried fruit, or you can even experiment with seasonal flavors of baking chips.

How should you store haystack cookies?

Our favorite airtight storage containers can help you store cookies for up to 1 week at room temperature, between sheets of waxed paper. If you like, you can also store these cookies in the refrigerator.

Rashanda Cobbins, Taste of Home Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 haystack: 160 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.