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

5 5

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.

5 5

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

5 5

This is one of my favorite recipes of all times!!! My daughter had to make a snack for her class that started with the letter N, so we used this recipe and made nests, we filled them with speckled jelly beans. They look adorable!