Butterscotch haystacks

Have you ever made butterscotch haystacks for dessert? They are a really delicious peanut butter and butterscotch treat that only takes a few minutes to make. You can jazz them up with little add ins depending on what you like, and this time we made them into little nests for Easter. A perfect Easter dessert for your get together this year, or just make little haystacks which are great year round! Here is the recipe. (originally published 3/15, affiliate links present)

Butterscotch haystacks

The way you make haystacks is simple (I’ve made them for years and couldn’t tell you where I heard the recipe), all you need are crunchy chow mein noodles, butterscotch chips, peanut butter, and anything else you’d like to add like peanuts and/or these fun chocolate egg candies you find at Easter time. Here’s a quick peek of what we are going to be doing. 😉

Butterscotch Haystacks

In order to make them into nests it is easier to have a muffin pan (aff. link) handy as well. It makes them into similarly sized pieces and a great way to store them with a little plastic wrap over the top when you’re done. Here is step by step of how you make haystacks.

Butterscotch haystacks.

Butterscotch haystacks recipe

Butterscotch haystacks
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  • 4 c. crunch chow mein noodles
  • 1 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 1 bag of butterscotch chips
  • * optional *
  • peanuts
  • chocolate eggs


  1. Melt peanut butter and butterscotch chips in the microwave. Put noodles (more like crackers) in a bowl and pour warm mixture over the top, stir until every piece is coated. If you want to add peanuts or anything else add it now (not eggs if you're doing this Easter one). Scoop into muffin pan and use spoon to make indentation in middle for eggs. Place eggs in middle so they stick. Let cool and harden, scoop out with spoon.

It really is that simple to make these butterscotch haystacks. There is NO cooking required which I love, easy for the kids to help you with this easy Easter dessert, and you can customize it to include whatever you’d like inside! It’s a favorite, and making them into “nests” is always a hit!  I hope you enjoy our butterscotch haystacks recipe, check out some other easy recipe ideas on my blog and if you’re cooking with kids you should try making ice cream at home using just 2 baggies! 

Butterscotch nest Easter dessert is NO bake and delicious.

Butterscotch haystacks

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14 Responses to Butterscotch haystacks

  1. I made these last night with my kids, and they loved them! We didn’t have butterscotch chips, so we used regular chocolate chips, and they turned out really well!!

    • I’m so glad you liked them! Yes you can totally swap out chips and make different ones each time!

  2. These sound delicious and want to make for Easter but have a child allergic to p/b. could you leave out the p/b?

    • I don’t see why not. The butterscotch chips should harden just by itself and look like this!

  3. These look really fun. I am going to have to try these for Easter. I love learning new recipes, especially easy kid ones. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sitting Among Friends on Wednesdays. I look forward to seeing more posts.

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