12 Days of Recipes: Butterscotch Coconut Haystacks

Butterscotch Coconut HaystacksI love this time of year: getting together with family and friends, giving gifts, and sharing our favorite things. One of the favorite things I like to share and have shared with me are recipes.

Today I’m sharing one of my sweetest cookie recipes is a favorite with my family and friends.





2 (11 oz) bags of butterscotch morsels
3/4 c smooth peanut butter
2 t vegetable oil
1 T vanilla
2 (5 oz) cans chow mein noodles
1 c sweetened coconut
1 1/4 c peanuts (optional)



  1. In large bowl, combine chow mein noodles and coconut. Add peanuts if desired.
  2. Melt butterscotch morsels, peanut butter, vanilla, and oil over medium-heat in a saucepan. Stir constantly. Melt until mixture is smooth.
  3. Pour butterscotch mixture over noodles mixture. Stir until evenly coated. NOTE: This is hard to stir.
  4. Using two tablespoons, drop into small piles on wax paper (or parchment paper).
  5. Allow haystacks to firm up for approximately 3 hours.
  6. Store in an airtight container.


Servings: 4 dozen

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: Cooling time: 3 hours

Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes


For more of my favorite recipes: Oh yeah, that’s good!
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