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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.

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dawnrosanne User ID: 1014810 237551
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. :)"

Lenorab User ID: 7544741 24716
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!"

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 8458
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!"

22susan User ID: 6708844 12989
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!"

auntiem181 User ID: 5873701 201251
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

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

warning User ID: 3473603 16757
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?"

warning User ID: 3473603 11722
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."

Culinary Queen User ID: 4260090 8452
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2010

"Sweet and memorable!"

trini777 User ID: 4830793 10612
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!"

anonymous User ID: 5520322 16756
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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