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Chow Mein noodles

Easy Butterscotch Haystacks

These Butterscotch Haystack Recipe can be your ultimate choice for family fun time. Whether you include chocolate eggs for a bird nest look or try the Chocolate Variant, this delightful fusion of sweet and salty will stay with you forever.

Yield: 12-14 Candies

Skill Level: Beginner

Prep Time: 12-15 minutes

All you will need is:

½ cup Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips

1 cup Hershey’s Butterscotch Chips

1-½ cups or 3 ounces Chow Mein Noodles (randomly broken)

1 tablespoon Shortening (avoid using margarine, spread or oil)

All you need to do is:

Line a cooking sheet with wax paper.

Melt the butterscotch and peanut butter chips with the shortening in a microwave safe bowl.

Heat at medium heat (50%) for 1 minute. Heat for additional 15 seconds intervals stirring every time until melted nice and smooth to stir.

Immediately add in the Chow Mein noodles and stir to coat.

Drop the mixture by heaping spoons on to the prepared lined cooking tray or into paper candy liners. Let stand until firm or cover and refrigerate until firm.

Store in an air tight container in fridge.

Variation Ideas: 

CHOCOLATE HAYSTACKS: Substitute 1 cup Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Chips, HERSHEY’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Chips for butterscotch chips.

Proceed as directed above with peanut butter chips, shortening and chow mein noodles.

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