No Bake Haystack Cookies

No Bake Haystack Cookies are just the thing to satisfy your intense sweet tooth cravings. It’s the ideal recipe for little hands to help, too!

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No Bake Haystack Cookies are just the thing to satisfy your intense sweet tooth cravings. It’s the ideal recipe for little hands to help, too!

Do you ever just crave dessert, but don’t want to turn on the oven? Or maybe you find yourself wanting to make a candy, but don’t want the hassle of candy thermometers.

One idea would be to make some Rocky Road Fudge. It’s super easy and only a couple ingredients needed.

OR, you can make these butterscotch No Bake Haystack Cookies.

Earlier this summer, I made some Spider Cookies. And while they were a huge hit, I had some readers suggest that maybe I consider calling it candy. Since it’s really just melted chocolates, peanut butter and crunchy chow mein noodles.

No Bake Haystack Cookies are just the thing to satisfy your intense sweet tooth cravings. It’s the ideal recipe for little hands to help, too!

They also suggested I make a butterscotch version. One that resembles haystacks. I love to make my readers happy, so this one’s for you Mary. You know who you are!!

I swapped out the milk chocolate in this recipe and subbed some white chocolate. If you want an even DEEPER butterscotch flavor, you can remove the white chocolate and use TWO bags of butterscotch instead. I’ve done this and it’s just as amazing (and it becomes an even more tan/orange color).

I also prefer to eat these cold. I think any recipe with butterscotch tastes even better cold. Oatmeal Scotchies? LOVE them cold. But you decide. Make a quick batch of these and put some in the refrigerator. Have your own taste test!

These make a lot, so be sure to share with family and friends. They also make a great bake sale treat. You can put a few of them in a treat bag with ribbon. Or in a mason jar and give as a teacher gift or hostess thank you gift. Or just store them in the fridge and eat one every hour for the next several days. Not that I do that or anything!

The best part about these? No oven needed. You can also melt the butterscotch and peanut butter (and white chocolate) together in a microwave safe bowl. Then pour over your peanuts and chow mein noodles. If you can’t find chow mein noodles (they usually sell them in the asian aisle) I have also substituted pretzel sticks (the small skinny ones). Hope this helps!!

No Bake Haystack Cookies are just the thing to satisfy your intense sweet tooth cravings. It’s the ideal recipe for little hands to help, too!

I shared this No Bake Haystack Cookies recipe over on Food Fanatic. Be sure to go check them out! So many other wonderful recipes over there!

No Bake Haystack Cookies are just the thing to satisfy your intense sweet tooth cravings. It’s the ideal recipe for little hands to help, too!

 

20 comments on “No Bake Haystack Cookies”

  1. These look so good! I remember making something similar with the kids when they were younger!

  2. My mom and I used to make these every single Christmas! They are the perfect crunchy cookies tray addition PLUS I love eating the chow mein noodle leftovers 🙂 

  3. How fun! Perfect little haystacks for fall and harvest season. We just got done  harvesting crops so this is fun to see 🙂

  4. as these are easy I love them they are sweet and seems delicious with peanut butter 

  5. This is the first haystack cookie I’ve ever seen and I can’t wait to try it! I love no-bake cookies!

  6. Donna Remington

    I love all of your recipes and I am so glad I subscribed to your site. I try so many recipes and they are all true to the recipe. Thank you .

  7. Mir

    With the exception of cookies, I pretty much love all my baked goods somewhere between cold and frozen. And these look like they’d be best chilled, so I’m with you on that. Makes for happier texture!
    Whoever Mary is, she’s a lucky girl. These haystacks are fabulous. And if you ever want to dedicate a dessert to me, just use lots of PB! 😉

  8. Thank you Amiee. My picture is my facebook profile picture and I don’t know how to transfer it to your comment site. This reply isn’t my picture. Pretty girl though.lol.

  9. oooh I have not had haystacks in FAR too long! Love this recipe!

  10. I love anything butterscotch flavour I need to make these! Thanks of sharing 

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  11. Delicious! This makes me realize I don’t eat enough butterscotch!

  12. Love your easy recipes I am all most 74 and don”t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen but like to make goodies for the grandkids Thank You

  13. Shannon L.

    I grew up on these delicious haystacks; however my moms recipe only called for peanut butter and butterscotch morsels.

    These NEVER made it in the house for more than a few days. I’m sure you can’t go wrong with adding peanut butter chips
    and white chocolate chips to the recipe. Also, my mom and now myself always double the recipe because they are soooooooo AMAZING!! Thanks for the extra tip Aime! 🙂

  14. lorrie ackerman

    I have a grandson with peanut allergies—-what would be a good substitute???

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