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Peanut Butter Haystacks Recipe

Peanut Butter Haystacks

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Melt butterscotch chips and peanut butter on top of a double boiler, or in a microwave. Blend together.
  2. Stir peanuts and noodles gently into the melted peanut butter mixture.
  3. Drop dough by forkfuls onto waxed paper. Cool until set.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 09, 2012

We love these snacks. Sometimes, I vary this up and use Reese's peanut butter chips or either dark or semi sweet chips in place of the butterscotch chips. It's all a matter of what you like or have on hand. The kids LOVE to make these. NOTE: I rarely keep wax paper on hand, I just drop them on tin foil.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 09, 2012

Even after I added more peanut butter and peanut butter chips, I couldn't get it to stick together.

Feb 22, 2007

I have been making these for 13 years. They are my husband's favorite dessert. SO easy and wonderful!! At Easter, I make them deeper around the edges, with a depression in the middle and put 3 small jellybeans in the center. They look like small birds nests. Really cute!!

Dec 23, 2003

The best haystacks recipe! Be careful about the amount of peanut butter--it will still taste great, but may get sticky.

Apr 22, 2008

I replaced the peanuts with rice krispies and marshmallow. Yummy!!

Dec 07, 2010

This was my first time making Haystacks and they turned out great!!! I didn't have a double boiler, so I melted my butterscotch chips & peanut butter in the microwave. I've made this recipe twice in the last 2 weeks. Second time, I doubled it. Wonderful!

Dec 31, 2004

Unbelievably simple and delicious. After tasting at a cookie swap, I immediately looked up the recipe. I followed others' advice and flattened mine a little to make easier to bite. Had to chill mine to get them to totally harden, but I doubled the recipe and may have gone heavy on the peanut butter. Will DEFINATELY make again!

Dec 07, 2002

this is a great cookie....another variation is to use a few milk choc. chips along with the butterscotch and leave out the p.b.....yum!


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  • Calories
  • 219 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.8 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 14.8 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 147 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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