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Haystack Cookies with Peanut Butter

Peanut butter haystacks are one of my favorite desserts. I love to serve them to guests because they marvel at how something so simple tastes so good! —Starrlette Howard, Ogden, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen


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


  • In a microwave or large bowl over simmering water, melt butterscotch chips and peanut butter; stir until smooth. Gently stir in noodles and marshmallows.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until set, 10-15 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 191 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 94mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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  • dawnrosanne
    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. :)

  • Lenorab
    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!

  • mamaknowsbest
    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!

  • 22susan
    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!

  • jana10
    Dec 7, 2011

    No comment left

  • auntiem181
    Jun 10, 2011

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

  • warning
    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?

  • warning
    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.

  • Culinary Queen
    Apr 18, 2010

    Sweet and memorable!

  • trini777
    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!