Candy Corn Haystacks

Butterscotch haystacks are one of my favorite cookies and one I make often because they are so easy to make. These no-bake cookies only need a few ingredients and, while the inclusion of noodles in this cookie may make you question them, they really taste delicious! They are also versatile. I first shared the recipe for them on my blog in 2010 as a Christmas treat idea. Then this past March made them into nests topped with PEEPS for an Easter treat. Now I’m transforming them into the perfect fall treat by adding a Halloween candy staple to them.

Makes 15-20 haystack cookies.


  • 1 package of butterscotch morsels
  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1½ packages (18 ounces) crispy chow mein noodles
  • Candy corn


Melt butterscotch morsels in a microwave-safe bowl in microwave for 30 seconds on high power, then stir. Continue melting for 10-second intervals, stirring after each one, until smooth.

Stir peanut butter into melted butterscotch and thoroughly combine.

Place crispy chow mein noodles into a large bowl and add butterscotch/peanut butter mixture. Combine until all noodles are coated.

Drop a tablespoon of chow mein mixture onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper and repeat with the remaining mixture.

Top each haystack with a few candy corn.

Refrigerate until the haystacks harden, about 30–60 minutes and store in an airtight container or plastic bag.

It’s amazing how the crispy, kind of salty flavor of the chow mein noodles mix with the butterscotch and peanut butter flavors to form one sweet Halloween treat. Hope you all enjoy them!


  1. I love butterscotch and these look yummy. I like the added touch of the candy corn.

  2. It is supposed to be fall, but it was over 100 degrees here today. i am loving this no bake recipe. i want to get into the spirit of the season without turning on my oven.

  3. I not a fan of candy corn, but this is such a cute Halloween treat for those who do like it. I can definitely still go for the haystacks portion, though.

  4. This is a perfect activity for me and my granddaughter. Butterscotch and peanut butter? That a Halloween win-win!!

  5. These are going to be a big hit in my house. I will have to make some tomorrow with the kids. They look delicious.

  6. oh haystacks are my favorite! I am definitely going to make your recipe and add the candy corn! It looks so cute!

  7. These haystacks are so adorable! I might have to make them for the kids Halloween party!

  8. How have I never heard of haystacks?! SO cute! We always have a Halloween party and these would be an easy dessert for our spread. YUM!

  9. Candy Corn is what my son favorite! This brilliant idea is fun, I’ll have to try this.

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