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Butterscotch Cashew Haystacks

Crunchy, sweet and creamy are how I would describe these tasty Butterscotch Cashew Haystacks. The cashew is a new addition I had never tried before, but it added a lot of flavor to the recipe.

This is an easy recipe to make with kids. I added just a touch of shortening so that the butterscotch chips melt really nice and smooth. As you can see, even with the tiny addition of 1 tsp. of shortening, the haystacks set up very nicely and the candy coating is smooth. Enjoy!

Butterscotch Cashew Haystacks
Makes about 15 servings

  • 11 oz. bag butterscotch chips
  • 1 tsp. shortening
  • 5 oz. can chow mein noodles
  • 1 cup cashews
  1. In a microwave safe dish, add the butterscotch chips and shortening together. Heat in 15 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until melted. Stir well until glossy and smooth. 
  2. Add the chow mein noodles and cashews and gently stir well until thoroughly coated with the butterscotch.
  3. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto parchment paper and allow to set up. After they have set up, store in a tupperware at room temperature.

Recipe by Jam Hands.


  1. Not big butterscotch fans in this house, could I substitute chocolate chips?

  2. I haven't had Butterscotch Haystacks in years! I love your addition of cashews. Perfect!


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