Butterscotch Haystacks Candy Treats made with chow mein noodles, butterscotch morsels and peanut butter are super easy to make and perfect for fall!
Have you ever made chow mein noodle haystacks before? I guess If you think about it, it's kind of an odd combo -- butterscotch, peanut butter and the crispy noodles. But the recipe does work, and they're definitely tasty treats.
I used to make the haystacks when my older kids were small, but it's been a few years. Actually, since these are no-bake treats, I usually made them in the summer. But since it's just about fall, I thought it would be fun to make them again.
At first, the kids didn't even know what these were. My middle child almost refused to try them because she thought the treats were made with pretzels, which she hates. But after they tasted the haystacks, the kids loved them!
One of the best things about these no-bake treats is that you can make them in just a few minutes. Just melt some peanut butter and butterscotch chips together, mix in the noodles, and drop tablespoon-sized balls onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper.
You can make them round, almost like cookies, but if you arrange the mix so that the tops are narrower, you get a bunch of little haystacks. I thought it would be fun to add some candy pumpkin to the mix, so I pressed a pumpkin onto each stack.
Then, I put the tray into the fridge to cool off.
I wasn't sure if the pumpkins would stick, but they did. And after a few minutes, the little mini haystack treats were firm enough to eat!
By themselves, the treats aren't that sweet, even though they contain the butterscotch chips. I think the peanut butter evens things out. So, the candy pumpkins add a touch of sweetness to the haystacks, and it's a nice mix of salty and sweet -- one of my favorite combos!
How to Make Butterscotch Haystacks Candy Treats
Butterscotch Haystacks Candy Treats
- 1 ½ cups butterscotch candy morsels an 11-oz bag
- ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
- 3 cups crunchy chow mein noodles
- Small candy pumpkins for garnish if desired
- In a large bowl, melt the morsels and the peanut butter in the microwave
- Mix in the chow mein noodles
- Use tablespoon to drop onto wax-paper lined baking sheet, and shape into haystacks
- Press 1 pumpkin against each haystack, if desired
- Refrigerate until cool and firm
- Store in refrigerator
These butterscotch haystacks candy treats would be perfect for fall parties or just because. They're quick and easy to make and definitely kid approved!
It's a fun way to celebrate fall, y'all.
Enjoy your day, friends!