No Bake Peanut Butter Haystacks

These treats are one of the treats I recall my Mom telling me that her great Grandma would make. They have been around for an extended amount of time. This must mean that they are with it right? They certainly are in my book. I will certainly continue passing this recipe down through the generations, proudly.

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These are a no-bake treat which means that they can be made quickly and eaten almost right away. There are numerous variations for these, however, I am sticking to this basic one for the Peanut Butter Haystacks.

When you grow up hearing that one recipe has been passed down through the line, you grow to appreciate that recipe and those who came before you.

Money was not always readily available as it is now. So to be able to have a treat like this, is a blessing for those families.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Can I use Chunky Style Peanut Butter?

You could try it, but I have honestly not been satisfied the way the haystacks turned out with the Chunky Peanut Butter.

            Do I have to use Chow Mein Noodles?

I do not know of another ingredient that could replace the Chow Mein Noodles in this treat. I do know that there are other Chinese noodle products that are similar, maybe try one of them?

            How do I keep these fresh?

I keep ours stored in an airtight container and in the refrigerator. They should stay fresh for up to 7 days.

            Can I keep these on the counter?

Again, I prefer refrigerating the haystacks. However, I know some of the family has always stored them in an airtight container and left them on the counter.

What do you need to make No Bake Peanut Butter Haystacks

            1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter

            1 bag, 11 ounces Butterscotch chips

            5 ounces Chow Mein Noodles

            ½ cup Salted Peanuts

How to make No Bake Peanut Butter Haystacks

FIRST STEP:

Line a baking tray with waxed paper and set it to the side

In a microwave safe bowl, place the butterscotch chips and peanut butter in

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Microwave on 30 second intervals, stirring after each cycle

Continue until the chip and peanut butter are melted

Add in the Chow Mein Noodles and the salted peanuts

SECOND STEP:

Working quickly and with two spoons, drop by spoonfuls on the baking tray until the entire amount is used

The peanut butter and the butterscotch chips can also be melted on the stovetop in a saucepan

THIRD STEP:

Stir continuously until both are melted and smooth

Enjoy!

YUM!

No Bake Peanut Butter Haystacks

No Bake Peanut Butter Haystacks

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  •             1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  •             1 bag, 11 ounces Butterscotch chips
  •             5 ounces Chow Mein Noodles
  •             ½ cup Salted Peanuts

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Line a baking tray with waxed paper and set it to the side

In a microwave safe bowl, place the butterscotch chips and peanut butter in

Microwave on 30 second intervals, stirring after each cycle

Continue until the chip and peanut butter are melted

Add in the Chow Mein Noodles and the salted peanuts

SECOND STEP:

Working quickly and with two spoons, drop by spoonfuls on the baking tray until the entire amount is used

The peanut butter and the butterscotch chips can also be melted on the stovetop in a saucepan

THIRD STEP:

Stir continuously until both are melted and smooth

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 6gCholesterol: 136mgSodium: 146mgSugar: 8gProtein: 6g