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Tumbleweeds Recipe

"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 YIELD:27 servings


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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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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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