No-Bake Peanut Butter Haystacks

No-Bake Peanut Butter Haystacks are a delightful treat that I prepare every holiday season. With just four simple ingredients, this sweet and crunchy dessert is sure to become a favorite.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Haystacks

This recipe has been a staple in my family for years, originating from my teenage years. It quickly became a cherished holiday tradition that I continue to enjoy making year after year.

Ingredients (serves 8–10):

  • 11 oz. Butterscotch chips
  • 5 oz. Can of crispy chow mein noodles
  • 1 cup Creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup Salted peanuts


  1. In a saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the peanut butter and butterscotch chips, stirring until smooth.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the chow mein noodles and salted peanuts.
  3. Pour the melted peanut butter and butterscotch mixture over the noodles and peanuts, stirring until evenly coated.
  4. Quickly drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  5. Allow the haystacks to cool and set before serving.

Why You’ll Love It:

These haystacks are not only quick and easy to make but also offer a delightful blend of sweet butterscotch, creamy peanut butter, and crunchy peanuts. They are perfect for holiday gatherings or any occasion where you want to impress with a simple yet delicious dessert.

Tips for Success:

  • Use a quality peanut butter for the best flavor and texture.
  • Work quickly when dropping the mixture onto the baking sheet to ensure even distribution.
  • Allow ample time for the haystacks to cool and harden for optimal texture.


No-Bake Peanut Butter Haystacks are a timeless treat that brings joy and nostalgia to any gathering. Whether you’re hosting a holiday party or simply craving a sweet snack, these haystacks are sure to satisfy. Enjoy creating memories with this classic recipe!

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