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Haystack Cookies with Butterscotch & Peanut Butter

Haystack Cookies with Butterscotch & Peanut Butter

Housewives of Frederick County
An old favorite from my childhood, this 3 ingredient no bake cookie recipe will be your favorite too!
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course christmas cookies, cookie, cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 people


  • 1 cup Butterscotch Chips
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter, creamy or crunchy, Don't use the natural kind
  • 2 cups Chow Mein Noodles


  • Sprinkles, decorettes, or jimmies for decoration


  • Place butterscotch chips and peanut butter in a large, microwave safe bowl.
  • Heat in the microwave for approximately 2 minutes.
  • Use potholder to remove from microwave and mix ingredients with a large spoon until combined.
  • Add the chow mein noodles and mix well. It's okay to break up some of the chow mein noodles.
  • Drop by the spoonful onto a wax paper or parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  • Optional: Add sprinkles or other decorations to tops of cookies while they're still hot. Press down gently so the decorations set with the cookies.
  • Place in refrigerator to cool until the cookies are set.
  • This recipe makes 10 to 20 cookies based on the size of your spoonfuls.
  • These cookies keep longer in the refrigerator but can be kept at room temperature.
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