Peanut Butter Shoestring Haystacks Recipe -
Peanut Butter Shoestring Haystacks Recipe

Peanut Butter Shoestring Haystacks

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"These are easy, no-bake cookies of peanut butter, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and shoestring potatoes."

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Original recipe makes 48 haystacks Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    2 hrs 25 mins


  1. In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine peanut butter, chocolate chips and butterscotch chips; stir until melted. Stir in oil.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in potatoes, mixing well.
  3. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto waxed paper. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 18, 2005

This makes for an easy and good cookie, but I prefer to used canned chow mein noodles instead of the shoestring potatoes. The shoestring potatoes are much more salty and greasy. The chow mein noodles add the right crunch and taste better with the chips and peanut butter. Also try adding peanuts or other nuts to them. I also don't add the oil. It just isn't necessary. The chips melt fine and the peanut butter adds plenty of oil.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 29, 2002

These are so salty they are not tasty.

Dec 14, 2002

Being an anti-baker, I chose this recipe for our Christmas cookie exchange. A little on the messy side to make and clean-up. Tastes just like a Reeses cup with crunch. I also used the whole 7oz can of shoestring potatoes. For presentation purposes, I used the "truffle" paper cups to serve. They melt fast, so you don't want to handle them alot. Kids loved to help stir the chocolates together on the stove.

Dec 06, 2002

It tasted great but didn't look like hay stacks mine looked more like cow patties so i put it in a buttered pan and cut it like fudge.

Nov 30, 2002

This recipe uses the shoestring potato sticks (I used an entire 7oz can) that are found in the potato chip aisle of your local grocer.

Mar 02, 2008

Fast, tasty, and fun to make with the kids. There are so many possible add-ins and variations you'll never get bored. Quick and easy with little clean up.

Jul 23, 2007

The recipe tastes great, but didnt resemble haystacks. Next time I make them I plan on increasing the amount of potato sticks to soak up/bind with the peanutbutter/chocolate mixture so the cookies will look like haystacks. Also I keep mine in the freezer.

Aug 10, 2001

These sound truloy interesring but are the shoestring potatoes the frozen kind from the grocery? If so9, are they used as frozen or thawed? Thanks


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  • Calories
  • 160 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 11.1 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 74 mg
  • 3%

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

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