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Easy Butterscotch Haystack Treats

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This recipe for Easy Butterscotch Haystack Treats is one that my mom always used to make at Christmastime – so it’s a little Christmas tradition that I am carrying on in my family.  I usually make some of these with the butterscotch chips and some with chocolate chips.  I loooove the butterscotch, though…it is my fave, hands down!


One of the best things about Christmas is the treats, don’t you think?  So many wonderful desserts, candies, candy canes in my Christmas stocking…I love all of it.  My sweet tooth is always a very happy camper in December!  Anyway, you should definitely give these a try.  They are so easy and one of my favorite Christmas recipes!





Easy Butterscotch Haystack Treats




Individual Haystack WM




12 ounce bag of butterscotch (or chocolate) chips

4 cups of chow mein noodles

1 1/2 cups of mini-marshmallows




In a double boiler, melt a 12 oz bag of butterscotch chips (or chocolate chips, if you prefer).  If you don’t have a double boiler (I don’t), don’t worry.  Just get a medium metal bowl and set it on top of a small sauce pan with two inches of boiling water in it.  It works perfectly.  Don’t boil the water any hotter then medium to low heat…if you get it too hot, the melted chips can get stiff and hard to work with.

Once the butterscotch chips are fully melted,  remove them from the heat and stir in 4 cups of chow mein noodles (if you have trouble finding chow mein noodles at the store, they are usually either by the Asian food items or else yesterday I found them by the chocolate chips)…


Chow Mein Noodles WM


Once the chow mein noodles are mixed in well, add  1 1/2 cups of mini-marshmallows.  When  you are done, it will look something like this…


Butterscotch Haystack mixture WM


Place spoonfuls of the mixture on parchment paper to dry – they should look like a little haystack.


Butterscotch Haystack drying WM


Chocolate Haystack drying WM


Once they have fully dried, you  can eat them 🙂  I always like to freeze some of them and put them on the treat plates I make up for the neighbors every Christmas, along with some of my almond bark pretzels and other treats.


If you are looking for other yummy Christmas dessert recipes to make for your family this holiday season, you can find my Christmas Almond Bark pretzel recipe here…or if you are looking for a Christmas dessert worthy of the Christmas dinner table, check out my Peppermint Ice Cream Dessert with delicious Oreo crust here!  Your family will love them all.  You can thank me later!


See you next time!



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Katriza Luna (Everything Home Life)

Friday 19th of December 2014

This looks and sounds delicious! My husband makes one kind of like it and its absolutely delicious and so easy to make! Thanks for the recipe! I'll definitely be trying this out with my hubby's tummy! :)


Friday 19th of December 2014

Awesome, Katriza! I hope you enjoy it!

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