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Butterscotch Marshmallow Haystacks

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Rating: 5/5
6 reviews
1 comment

ready in: 1-2 hrs
serves/makes:   12

recipe id: 98425
cook method: microwave, stovetop
Butterscotch Marshmallow Haystacks Recipe
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1 2/3 cup butterscotch chips
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 can (8.5 ounce size) chow mein noodles
3 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows


Line trays with wax paper.

Microwave morsels in large, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on medium-high (70%) power for 1 minute; stir. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted.

Stir in peanut butter until well blended. Add noodles and marshmallows; toss until all ingredients are coated.

Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared trays. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

DOUBLE BOILER METHOD: Place morsels in top of double boiler over hot (not boiling) water. Do not cover. When most of the morsels are shiny, stir just until melted. (Prevent water from coming in contact with morsels.) Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter. Transfer to large bowl. Add noodles and marshmallows; proceed as above.

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326 calories, 15 grams fat, 45 grams carbohydrates, 6 grams protein per serving.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I mixed it up a bit, replaced the chow mein noodles with thin pretzel sticks (really skinny ones I found at WalMart), and used about 2 cups of mini marshmallows. I toasted a half cup each of coconut chips (big, unsweetened flakes found in bulk nut area of grocery or health store) and sliced almonds. I used semi-sweet chips. First time making haystacks:)

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Great recipe! Easy, fast, and it brought back childhood memories.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
What a walk down memory lane. I made these "cookies" with my Godmother "Satch" every Christmas until she died 7 years ago. These taste just the same bringing back waves of bittersweet memories!

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REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
I enjoyed this recipe and my kids could help too! I did a little less butterscotch and added half a bag of chocolate chunks then melted them. I also didn't use marshmallows (personal taste). Thanks for helping me walk down memory lane. I think my mom just melted butterscotch and mixed in the noodles. Sooo yummy!

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very easy. just made some to take to work tomorrow. hope i have some left to take....hahaha

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Awesome recipe. these are soooo good! They are quick and easy. Definitely a keeper!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
These are seriously my all time favorite cookies. Looks are deceiving with these. THEY are to die for!!! I could eat the whole batch myself!!! MMM, and SO easy to make!!!

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