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Butterscotch Haystacks Recipe

This butterscotch Haystacks recipe with chow mein and roasted cashews is the perfect sweet treat. Love these Hay stacks at Christmas or really any time of the year. Yum!! 

Course cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 30
Calories 60 kcal


  • 1 10 oz bag butterscotch chips
  • 1 tbsp crisco shortening
  • 3 cups dried chow mein noodles
  • 1 ½ cups cashew pieces (or whole cashews)


  1. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Using a double boiler, heat the butterscotch chips and shortening over hot water (not boiling), until smooth.

  3. Remove double boiler from heat and pour in dried chow mein noodles and cashews and stir gently.

  4. Using a spoon, scoop out about a 2 tablespoons size haystack and place on prepared baking pans.

  5. Let the haystacks sit on pans for 20 minutes at room temperature.  At this point, they will have settled enough to pick up and enjoy!!  Note:  if you prefer your haystacks cold, place trays in fridge for 20 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Recipe from my Mom's recipe card dated 1994.

Nutrition Facts
Butterscotch Haystacks Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 60 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Sodium 39mg2%
Potassium 47mg1%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.