Peanut Butter Haystacks

My Holiday Baking Extravaganza has come to a close — thankfully. I sent Matt off to Greensboro yesterday with this box and two other bags filled with treats.

cookie bags 2015

I cannot begin to tell you how many cookies, cake balls, and candies I made, but I can say that I sent 480 goodies with Matt.  That doesn’t include what all I made to take to gatherings and to give to family and friends.  I’m tired just thinking about it.  Now, I must admit that I started cutting corners toward the end by making things that were much easier and faster.  In fact, I used a box brownie mix to make some chocolate peanut butter chip cookies.  Shhh — please don’t tell anyone; I’ve got a reputation to uphold.

I tried a few new things this year, one of them being these Peanut Butter Haystacks.  Not only had I never made these before, I’d also never tasted one either.  I’m sure you can guess why  — right, no chocolate.  If it’s not chocolate, then I’m simply not interested.  Once my mom said to me, “You know, not everyone likes chocolate as much as you do.”  My response was, “Who.  Who are these people?”  So in honor of those people, I made something non-chocolate.

Peanut Butter Haystacks

  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup salted peanuts
  • 2 cups chow mein noodles

Melt butterscotch chips and peanut butter on top of a double boiler or in a microwave. Stir peanuts and noodles gently into the melted peanut butter mixture. Drop dough by forkfuls onto waxed paper. Allow to set.

peanut butter haystacks

Super quick and easy, and they are pretty tasty too — even though they aren’t chocolate.


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