Texas Tumbleweeds

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


about 4 dozen

Updated: Sep. 13, 2022
Tumbleweeds blow across the roads in some parts of Texas, and I think these cute stacks look like them. I've been making these sweets with my sister for years. —Karen Lemay, Seabrook, Texas
Texas Tumbleweeds Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 can (9 ounces) potato sticks (about 6 cups)


  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl in a microwave or in a large metal bowl over simmering water, melt butterscotch chips and peanut butter; stir until smooth. Gently stir in potato sticks.
  2. Drop mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate 10-15 minutes or until set.

Test Kitchen tips
  • A perfect pair: Swap chocolate chips for the butterscotch and Nutella for the peanut butter. Heavenly!
  • No potato sticks on hand? Try using crushed potato chips.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 piece: 76 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 57mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.