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Tumbleweeds Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins


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"A yummy snack made with butterscotch chips, peanut butter, shoestring potatoes, and peanuts."

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Original recipe makes 18 tumbleweeds Change Servings


  1. In a microwave safe dish, combine the butterscotch chips and peanut butter. Cook in the microwave for 1 minute on full power. Stir, then continue to cook for 30 second intervals, stirring each time, until melted and smooth. Mix in the peanuts and shoestring potatoes. Spoon small heaps onto waxed paper, and let stand until firm.
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  • PREP 5 mins
  • COOK 10 mins
  • READY IN 15 mins

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 09, 2009

These were delicious--use white chocolate and add food coloring for a festive spin.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 16, 2006

I agree that the butterscotch chips were crumbly and wouldn't melt. I ended up adding a little water and then had to form into balls as they wouldn't stick together. wouldn't make again

Nov 05, 2007

This was the easiest thing I have every made. They came out so good. Gave the recipe to 2 friends who thought they were great. Kids would love to make these also.

Jul 08, 2010

I've made these for several family functions with few to no leftovers. However, I melt the butterscotch chips and pb on the stove at low heat.

Oct 13, 2011

Hi! Wanted to comment for the person who said when they melted their chips that they were dry and crumbly.... they were most likely cooked too long in the microwave/got too hot. Just melt for a few seconds maybe 15 to 30 seconds at a time then stir then put back into microwave and repeat steps again just until melted and then stop or they will come "out of solution" so to speak and begin to transform into a hard crumbly mess. :-)

Dec 15, 2006

I made these with chow mein noodles instead of the potato sticks, they came out very yummy.

Aug 31, 2005

I don't know what I did wrong but my chips never melted they just got crumbly and dried out looking. I will have to try again.

Oct 22, 2007

Made these for a party and nobody touched them. They aren't very attractive, so perhaps people were scared of them?


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  • Calories
  • 293 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.3 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 19.5 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 80 mg
  • 3%

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

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