Quick And Easy No Bake Haystack Cookies

You will only need a moment to whip up these tasty fall treats. Kids of all ages will love the creamy butterscotch treat with a crunch! These quick and easy no bake haystack cookies resemble miniature haystacks. They are perfect for fall celebrations and a hit at any gathering! Let's get started!

Haystack Cookies are named for their haystack shape!  They are a delicious butterscotch and peanut butter cookie with a crunch!
Haystack Cookies are named for their haystack shape! They are a delicious butterscotch and peanut butter cookie with a crunch! | Source
Quick and Easy to stir up, these Haystack Cookies make a great cooking project for kids!
Quick and Easy to stir up, these Haystack Cookies make a great cooking project for kids! | Source
These haystack cookies are so good and crunchy that kids love eating them and making them!
These haystack cookies are so good and crunchy that kids love eating them and making them! | Source

Let's Begin!

One thing that is so great about this recipe is that it only takes a few ingredients! Gathering them together will take longer than the completing it! Be sure to read the entire recipe before you begin as it can get tricky checking to see what to do next!

You will need:

large bowl, medium microwaveable bowl, plastic spoon, wax paper, measuring cups

cup of creamy peanut butter

1 package oz. of butterscotch chips

1 package oz. of fried chow mien noodles

  1. In a large bowl empty the bag of chow mien noodles and set aside.
  2. Spread wax paper over a large area. This will be where you "drop" the cookies to cool.
  3. Then in a medium sized microwaveable bowl, melt the butterscotch chips in the microwave checking them every 15 seconds until you can smoothly stir them. Be careful not to scorch them.
  4. Gently add the peanut butter and stir til smooth. Stir quickly as it will begin to set up as it cools.
  5. Pour over the chow mien noodles and gently fold in until all the noodles are covered. Stirring roughly will break the noodles and will diminish the haystack look.
  6. Once the noodles are covered, spoon out "stacks" of the dough onto wax paper to cool.
  7. Serve and enjoy!


See what I mean about quick and easy? They are really tasty too! This recipe is a very kid-friendly recipe and is easy to do with children. They will need minimal assistance from you - mainly in handling the hot dishes!

Please remember that many people are allergic to peanuts and this recipe can cause a reaction in those who are even exposed to the peanut vapors during cooking. Be considerate and it will keep everyone safe! Hope you enjoy this recipe!


Photo and Text Copyright 2011 Deborah M. Carey

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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I remember making the chocolate version of these years ago and really liked them. I've bookmarked your hub so that I can make this version. Sounds yummy. Thanks.


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prektjr.dc 5 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA Author

Susan,

Thanks for reading! The chocolate ones are a favorite of mine, too! God Bless!


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tlpoague 5 years ago from USA

Yum! I was just thinking about making some cookies. I will have to give this one a shot. Thanks!


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prektjr.dc 5 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA Author

tipoague,

Perfect timing!! My granddaughters are 6 and 7 and wanted to make some cookies last night! These were the result! They are yummy and easy! Thanks for reading!


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Om Paramapoonya 5 years ago

Peanut butter, butterscotch chips and chow mein noodles???!!! I LOVE all these ingredients but have never tried putting them together. This recipe is awesome. I will certainly try it. Thanks. :)


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prektjr.dc 5 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA Author

I know!! Crazy cool, huh!! I love them and I am allergic to peanuts, so have to take allergy medicine before I can eat them, but they are SO worth it! Thanks for reading!

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