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NO Bake Butterscotch Haystacks Recipe

These easy butterscotch haystacks desserts are perfect Easter nests and so yummy too. A crunchy and creamy peanut butter treat with chocolate eggs in the shape of a bird nest they are a no bake dessert kids can help!

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. (originally published 3/15, affiliate links present)

You can jazz them up with little add ins depending on what you like. This time we made them into little nests for Easter. A quick easy dessert for your get together this year.

  • Easter nests are really easy to make!

All you need are crunchy chow mein noodles, butterscotch chips and peanut butter. Then you can add anything else you’d like. We used these fun chocolate egg candies you find at Easter time so they’d look like bird nests!

First you’ll need a muffin pan. It makes them similarly sized and a great way to store them when you’re done. I found all of the ingredients online this time. I have picked them up in the grocery store as well. 

Butterscotch haystacks

Butterscotch haystacks

This is what you’re going to need to get started on these:

  1. La Choy Crunchy chow mein noodles
  2. Creamy peanut butter
  3. Butterscotch morsels
  4. Candy chocolate eggs

Of course if you aren’t making these for a Spring holiday you can just put large dollops on wax paper or parchment paper. Allow them to cool to room temperature until hardened and enjoy that way too.

Butterscotch haystacks

It is a no bake dessert which I love. It’s also easy for the kids to help you with this easy Easter dessert. We even use the same concept but made mummy haystacks for Halloween that were a real hit! 

It’s a favorite, and making them into “nests” is always a hit!  I hope you enjoy our Easter nests haystacks recipe. Check out some other easy recipe ideas on my blog and if you’re cooking with kids you should

Butterscotch haystacks

Butterscotch Haystacks Recipe

There is a printable recipe card at the bottom of this post but here is a quick step by step for you to begin with:

Time needed: 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Butterscotch Haystacks

  1. Prepare

    Melt peanut butter and bag of butterscotch chips in microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals stirring in between times, until creamy. May take 2-3 30 second intervals.

    Alternatively you could melt the butterscotch chips and PB using a double boiler.

    peanut butter

  2. Mix

    Add the chow mein crunchy noodles to a large bowl and stir in the peanut butter mixture on top. Mix well. 

  3. Set

    Spoon into muffin tin that has been sprayed with nonstick spray, should make 16 total. Use finger or spoon to make a divot in the middle of each ones so eggs fit.

    Allow to cool and harden for about an hour or so. Can put in fridge to harden faster. 

    Pop out of tins and add chocolate eggs. Can easily half this recipe and make just 8 if desired.

Butterscotch haystacks

For another fun holiday idea, make our Crockpot peanut clusters. Sprinkle on the colors for Easter and they’ll be a huge hit too!

We have some no bake rocky road bars and filled chocolate surprise eggs you should make together too.

Peanut Butter Desserts No Bake

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Butterscotch Haystacks

These easy butterscotch haystacks desserts are perfect Easter nests and so yummy too. A crunchy and creamy peanut butter treat with chocolate eggs in the shape of a bird nest they are a no bake dessert kids can help you make with a delicious butterscotch flavor. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword butterscotch, haystacks, nests, peanut butter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 313kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Melt peanut butter and butterscotch chips in microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals stirring in between times, until creamy. May take 2-3 30 second intervals.
    butterscotch haystacks
  • 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. Use finger or spoon to make a divot in the middle of each ones so eggs fit.
  • Allow to cool and harden for about an hour or so. Can put in fridge to harden faster. 
  • Pop out of tins and add chocolate eggs. Can easily half this recipe and make just 8 if desired.

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Nutrition Facts
Butterscotch Haystacks
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 313 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 445mg19%
Potassium 104mg3%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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