Butterscotch Haystacks have always been one of my favorite cookies but I don’t make them very often. For some reason I usually don’t like to bake things that are too ‘easy’. When I’m in the mood to spend time in the kitchen I usually want to try out a new recipe, or do something elaborate. But, you know, sometimes things that are easy to make still taste really, really good and that’s definitely the case with Butterscotch Haystacks.
Since it’s spring time, I decided to turn the haystacks into nests and found some cute little malted chocolate eggs to put in them. If you can’t find chocolate eggs, just leave the cookies as haystacks, they’ll still be great!
- 11 oz. butterscotch chips
- ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
- 10 oz. chow mein noodles
- Chocolate eggs (optional)
- Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.
- Place the butterscotch chips and peanut butter in a glass bowl. Microwave until melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir the chow mein noodles into the melted peanut butter and butterscotch then drop by spoonfuls onto the wax paper. Use your fingers to shape the cookies into nests. Let the cookies sit on the counter, or refrigerate, until they firm up then place a few chocolate eggs in the middle of each nest.
Adapted from All Recipes