These mummy haystacks are so cute and an easy no bake dessert to make! The perfect peanut butter Halloween treat that your kids can help you make too.
Halloween is a fun time to bake a create yummy creations, like these mummy haystacks!! They’re easy to do. We made these last year for Easter and made them into birds’ nests…switched it up a bit and now they’re an easy Halloween dessert! (originally published 9/16, affiliate links present)
Ok so when it is the holidays it is fun to bake things that look spooky. Halloween is so fun. This is one of those we came up with in the kitchen with my girls way back when. Since then as they have gotten older we have created other mummy appetizers like our Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers wrapped with crescent rolls / gauze.
Let your imagination go wild and see if you can come up with a few others that look like this!
You can make is peanut butter dessert into any shape you like. It’s a great “baking” activity you can do with your kids for the fall.
No Bake Halloween Dessert
You only need a few ingredients to make these. Use creamy peanut butter, butterscotch chips and crunchy chow mein noodles. To transform them into Halloween haystacks add frosting and edible eyes.
If you want to make butterscotch haystacks for Easter, into nests, you’d need chocolate shaped eggs too.
The best way is to use a paper bowl (easy clean up) with just a touch of coconut oil. Microwave in 30 second increments stirring in between. The oil will make it smoother and not clumpy.
You could leave them out as they won’t really spoil, but any warmth will soften them quite a bit. It is best to just leave what isn’t eaten in the fridge so they remain firm and shaped properly.
If you’re referring to the edible kind like this one, it’s quite easy. You just need to combine ingredients, shape on to a piece of parchment paper and then decorate as desired.
The parchment or wax paper is just so that it doesn’t stick. If it does then when you pick them up they’ll kinda’ fall apart, destroying the overall look of them. Shape them into pumpkins if you like and mix them up!
I found these small candy eyeballs on Amazon but in the years since I have found them at Walmart too. Wilton makes small and large sizes. You can find them in the cake mix aisle year round.
No bake desserts are the best because they’re quick to throw together and the kids can help out too. This is a pretty inexpensive snack to make too since you only need a few ingredients and most you probably already have at home.
It’s quite an inexpensive Halloween treat to make too which is always a plus. Peanut butter is big in our house, but if you cannot have that I imagine you may be able to substitute for sunflower butter or possibly cookie butter.
- Creamy peanut butter
- Butterscotch chips
- Crunchy noodles
- Vanilla frosting or candy melts
- Candy eyes
- Baking sheet and parchment paper
You just melt the chips and peanut butter together, add the chow mein crunchy noodles and stir until all pieces are coated, then spoon some on to some parchment paper, add the eyes, and pipe some vanilla frosting in a zigzag across your mummy haystacks to create this cute treat.
- I just fill a pint sized freezer bag with frosting, snip the end off, and squeeze on top. Here’s a printable recipe for you.
Here is a quick video showing how easy these Halloween haystacks are to make.
Give them a whirl, and while you’re at it have some more holiday fun with this Halloween word search printable, makes for a great afternoon.
Remember I said we made these for Easter too. You have to take a peek at how adorable those are as nests. If you love these easy mummy haystacks you should try our candy corn parfait recipe too!
Monster Halloween Haystacks
Time needed: 20 minutes.
Melt butterscotch or chocolate chips (chocolate will change color to brown, white chocolate will make white) and peanut butter together in microwave for 30 seconds at a time. Stir after each time elapses until smooth.
Pour butterscotch mixture on top of crunchy noodles, stir to coat well in a large bowl. Scoop haystack mixture and place on parchment paper.
Add two edible eyes to each one. Melt chocolate or add frosting to a ziploc bag or pastry bag. Pipe zigzag across haystacks. Let set until hard and easy to pick up.
Putting into the fridge will harden faster, keep in fridge so they remain in the shape you want until you’re ready to enjoy them.
Enjoy as a fun Halloween snack and/or party food with friends.
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- Melt chips and peanut butter together in microwave for 30 seconds at a time stirring each time until smooth.
- Pour on top of crunchy noodles, mix well until coated.
- Scoop and place on parchment paper.
- Add two eyes to each.
- Add frosting to a ziploc bag or pastry bag and pipe zigzag across haystacks. Let set until hard and easy to pick up.
- Putting into the fridge will harden faster, keep in fridge so they remain in the shape you want until you're ready to enjoy them.