My grandma has made these every holiday season as far back as I can remember. As a little girl, I remember how much I absolutely loved them. Aside from their deliciousness, they were kind of like a cross between candy and a cookie and they were so different from the standard Christmas or Easter sugar cookies I was used to seeing everywhere else. Their sweet peanut butter and butterscotch flavor and crunch are nearly irresistible. Growing up, I always assumed that they were tricky or difficult to make, but I was so wrong! It turned out that they’re actually a no-bake confection comprised of only three ingredients, and they couldn’t be simpler to make.
11 oz. Butterscotch chips
5 oz. Can of crispy chow mein noodles
1 C. Creamy peanut butter
½ C. Salted peanuts
How To Make No-Bake Peanut Butter Haystacks
Place the peanut butter and butterscotch chips into a saucepan over medium low heat. Stir until completely melted.
Place the chow mein noodles and peanuts in a large mixing bowl, and pour the mixture over them.
Stir to combine.
Quickly drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
Allow the haystacks to cool and harden before serving.