Kim Biegacki


I've been making these since I was a teenager. Grandma Campbell just adored these candies & my Grandma Debelak loved them too. So during the holidays I would be sure to take a plate to both of them. They especially loved the marshmallows & nuts. It is a delicious combination if you love all these goodies and the crunch factor.

It's been 3 yrs since both my Grandma's have left us for a better place. I finally decided to make a batch for a bake sale my friend Brenda was having for Relay for Life 4/20/13.

In honor of both Grandma's & the gracious time I had with them. Love You Always!

★★★★★ 4 votes
3 dozen - large
10 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


11 oz
butterscotch chips, bag
1 c
peanut butter
12 oz
chow mein noodles (less 1 cup)
10 1/2 oz
marshmallows, mini -- bag (less 1/2 cup)
9 oz
peanuts, chopped or whole

How to Make Haystacks


  • 1Gather your ingredients
  • 2Mix the chow mein noodles & peanuts in a large bowl.
  • 3Melt down your butterscotch chips and 1 cup of peanut butter in a double boiler or your microwave (if that's what you use to melt chocolates). Immediately add to your noodles & peanuts. Stir with two spoons. (Wooden spoon works well in stirring). Add your marshmallows 1/4 at a time till all combined.

    (You can use leftover marshmallows in hot chocolate and chow mein noodles on one of your homemade salads or a stirfry meal.)
  • 4Spoon out on to wax paper and then shape the candy a little if need be.
  • 5Let them sit at least 1/2 hour till the candy is dry and then plate or store in a sealed container. Try and eat within 3 days...with the marshmallows added it shortens there freshness time. The mallows with get dry if stored too long.

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About Haystacks

Course/Dish: Cookies, Candies
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids