Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Tasty treats good for any occasion, these haystacks are mounded with a mixture of peanut butter, butterscotch chips, marshmallows and chow mein noodles. To enjoy in a snap, make them the microwave way.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Microwave morsels in large, microwave-safe bowl on medium-high (70 percent) power for 1 minute; stir.
  2. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth.
  3. Stir in peanut butter until well-blended.
  4. Add chow mein noodles and marshmallows; toss until coated.
  5. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets.
  6. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  7. Double Boiler Method: Melt morsels over hot (not boiling) water; stir until smooth.
  8. Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter.
  9. Transfer to large bowl.
  10. Add chow mein noodles and marshmallows; proceed as above.
Most Helpful

Delicious! And, so simple!! (I did the microwave method.) I also substituted original-flavoured potato sticks for the chow mein noodles, as suggested by Steve. As they look like little birds' nests, I think I'll try them again for Easter and put little jelly beans ("eggs") in the centre.

Debbb March 23, 2003

Really easy and really GOOD!!!I will be making these little gems a lot!Thanks for posting this one.

Theresa P December 27, 2002

Perfect! My grandfather used to make these and this recipe fit the bill for repeating what he did. I was able to "stretch" the recipe by using 1 and 1/4 cups chow mein noodles with the 3/4 c peanut butter and 11 oz bag of chips. I also skipped the marshmellows. Thank you for posting this easy treat!

Toast! October 23, 2015