Butterscotch Haystack Cookies

You can’t go wrong with this classic dessert recipe for Butterscotch Haystacks. An easy, no-bake dessert that adults and kids love.

  • Author: Janette Staub
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


1 pkg. butterscotch morsels (6 oz.)

1 cup creamy peanut butter

1 can chow mein noodles (5 oz.)

2 cups miniature marshmallows


Melt butterscotch morsels over hot water and stir in peanut butter OR use the microwave in 15-30 second increments to melt morsels and peanut butter together. (I used the microwave because it was quicker and less likely for me to burn the butterscotch!)

In a separate, large bowl, mix noodles and marshmallows together.

Pour the melted mixture over the noodles and marshmallows and mix thoroughly.

Line a tray with wax paper and drop a tablespoon or so of the mixture onto the tray to make each haystack. (you can make these treats as big or as small as you like but you need a bit of the mixture there to hold everything together.)

Place the tray in the refrigerator and chill until set. (15-20min)

Share with friends or keep for yourself. No one is judging!


  • Calories: 279