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Chocolate Butterscotch Haystacks

My grandmother made these haystack cookies and gave them to my cousin Vonnie and me when our parents didn't want us to have any more sweets. —Christine Schwester, Divide, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    3 dozen


  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package (10 to 11 ounces) butterscotch chips
  • 4 cups crispy chow mein noodles


  • In a microwave or large metal bowl over simmering water, melt chocolate chips and butterscotch chips; stir until smooth. Gently stir in noodles.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate 10-15 minutes or until set.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 160 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Bonnie
    Mar 31, 2020

    I've been making these for over 50 years but mine include cashews.

  • Chris
    Dec 14, 2019

    Thank you for this recipe! I couldn’t find mine and this one is exactly like mine! Merry Christmas!

  • tjpb4
    Jul 1, 2019

    I made these for years using Mr. Goodbars{chocolate and peanuts}

  • janilynn
    Jun 24, 2019

    I use Fibre One cereal instead of the Chinese noodles. Also, like others have said, add some kind of nuts.

  • mamaknowsbest
    Jun 6, 2019

    Try adding cashews! Excellent! Fun, quick recipe that will disappear quickly. As a volunteer field editor for Taste of Home magazine I recipes that are easily prepared and always a hit!

  • Seminole
    Jan 12, 2019

    Way back when I was in high school, this recipe was on the label of LaChoy chow mein noodles. Everyone always loved it.

  • Dedi Wood
    Dec 30, 2018

    We made these when I was in primary school for Christmas treats for our school parties but we used potato sticks (stix) and without chocolate they were always my favorite treat.

  • Nicolle
    Oct 25, 2018

    These were pretty good, but a little hard to eat.

  • Suzanne
    Oct 17, 2018

    Just made these today. I changed up the recipe though and they still came out DELICIOUS! I used half a bag of chocolate chips and half a bag of peanut butter chips along with a full bag of butterscotch chips. I used chocolate peanut butter cheerios instead of chow mein noodles. ABSOLUTELY YUMMY!!!! VIOLA!!! Enjoy.

  • Penny
    Jul 24, 2018

    One of the first cookies I learned how to bake.....wonderful