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Quick and Easy

No-Bake Butterscotch Haystacks


2 Hr. 15 Min.
1 Hr. 30 Min.
Skill Level:
24 pieces

This butterscotch haystacks no bake recipe is a perfect choice for family fun time. You can even include chocolate eggs for no-bake bird nests! Crunchy chow mein noodles mix with rich butterscotch and peanut butter chips for the perfect blend of salty and sweet.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
1 hour 30 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours


  • 1 cup
    HERSHEY'S Butterscotch Chips
  • 1/2 cup
    REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips
  • 1 Tbsp
    shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil)
  • 1 1/2 cups
    chow mein noodles (3-oz. can) , coarsely broken


Equipment Needed 
Tray Tray
Wax Paper Wax Paper
Microwave Microwave
Microwave-Safe Bowl Microwave-Safe Bowl
Measuring Cups Measuring Cups
Rubber Scraper Rubber Scraper
Refirgerator Refirgerator

Line tray with wax paper. Place butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips and shortening in medium microwave-safe bowl.


Microwave at medium (50%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at medium an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred.


Immediately add chow mein noodles; stir to coat. Drop mixture by heaping teaspoons onto prepared tray or into paper candy cups; let stand until firm. If necessary, cover and refrigerate until firm. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.


Coarsely broken thin pretzel sticks can be substituted for the chow mein noodles.


Chocolate Haystacks: Substitute 1 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL 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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