No-Bake Peanut Butter Haystacks: Nearly irresistible and couldn’t be simpler to whip up!
I absolutely love these no-bake peanut butter haystacks! I can eat the whole thing myself! These babies are like a cross between candy and a cookie. These peanut butter haystacks are a fun addition to standard Christmas or Easter cookies. The combination of the sweet peanut butter and butterscotch crunch and flavor is addictive!
If you think these peanut butter haystacks are hard and tricky to pull off, well, you are completely wrong! As it turned out these are crazy easy to make and they do not require turning the oven on! Plus, you only need four (yes, just four!) ingredients.
This recipe is frankly a no-brainer. Whenever you need a crowd-pleasing cookie any time of the year, these no-bake peanut butter haystacks are perfect! Get creative and drop in some chocolate candy eggs in the center of the haystacks once they are set and hardened.
What You Need To Make These No-Bake Peanut Butter Haystacks
- Butterscotch chips
- Creamy peanut butter
- Crispy chow mein noodles
- Salted peanuts
To make this recipe gluten-free (you should use this ingredient instead):
- Use gluten-free Chow Mein Noodles such as Gefen.
Steps To Make No-Bake Peanut Butter Haystacks
Step 1: Into a saucepan, melt the peanut butter and butterscotch chips until smooth and creamy.
Step 2: Take the pan off the heat. To the peanut butter-butterscotch mixture, add the crispy noodles and peanuts.
Step 3: Stir quickly before the mixture has a chance to set up.
Step 4: Onto a baking sheet covered in wax or parchment paper, drop spoonfuls of the mixture.
Step 5: Let them harden in the fridge or just leave them out on the counter.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to store peanut butter haystacks?
Keep them in an airtight container and store them at room temperature.
Other fun variations:
You can replace chow mein noodles with cornflakes.
Substitute butterscotch with white chocolates.
Use chex mix or pretzel sticks instead of chow mien noodles.
Omit the peanut butter and use chocolate chips instead.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Haystacks
Seriously addictive, you’ll never stop munching on these! These no-bake peanut butter haystacks are a crowd-pleasing treat you can make easily all year round!
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 10 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
1 (5-ounce) can of crispy chow mein noodles
1 (11 ounces) package of butterscotch chips
1/2 c. salted peanuts (optional)
1 c. creamy peanut butter
Using wax paper, line a baking sheet and set aside.
Melt the butterscotch chips and peanut butter in a large pot over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until smooth.
Take the pot off the heat and add the chow mein noodles and peanuts (optional), quickly stirring to coat.
Onto the wax paper, drop the mixture by spoonfuls (working quickly). Allow the haystacks to cool until set before serving.
How To Make it Gluten-free:
Substitute chow mein noodles with gluten-free Chow Mein Noodles like Gefen.
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 240
- Sugar: 5.5 g
- Sodium: 122.3 mg
- Fat: 17 g
- Carbohydrates: 16.3 g
- Protein: 8.8 g
- Cholesterol: 0.3 mg
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