Butterscotch haystacks are so easy to make into nests. Perfect Easter dessert just by adding chocolate eggs, great for cooking with kids.
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)
The way you make butterscotch 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. Of course you can make them any time but this is how to make them into nests which turn out really cute. Here’s a quick peek of what we are going to be doing. 😉
In order to make them into nests it is easier to have a muffin pan 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. I found all of the ingredients online and have picked them up in the grocery store as well, just depends on how I am shopping that day. Everything is easy to find, eggs come out usually the beginning or middle of March depending on when Easter time hits.
This is what you will need:
- 4 c crunchy chow mein noodles
- 1 c creamy peanut butter
- 1 bag butterscotch chips
- 24 chocolate eggs 3 per haystack
Melt peanut butter and butterscotch chips in microwave in 30 second intervals until creamy. Add crunchy noodles to a bowl and pour peanut butter mixture on top. Mix well. Spoon into muffin tin that has been sprayed with nonstick spray, should make 16 total. Allow to cool and harden for about an hour or so. Pop out of tins and add chocolate eggs. Can easily half this recipe and make just 8 if desired.
It really is that simple to make these butterscotch haystacks. It is a no bake dessert 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! We even used the same concept but made mummy haystacks for Halloween that were a real hit, easy to do with the kids, and had the same great flavor with some frosting and candy eyeballs which made them spooky fun.
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!
- strawberry cake in a mug just takes 2 ingredients
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