The holiday season calls for a touch of sweetness, and what better way to bring joy to your festive table than with the delightful crunch of Butterscotch Hay Stacks? These easy-to-make treats are not only a crowd-pleaser but also a fantastic homemade gift that captures the essence of Christmas. Let’s dive into the simple joy of crafting Butterscotch Hay Stacks for a deliciously festive celebration!
Easy Butterscotch Hay Stacks for a Homemade Christmas Treat
Easy Butterscotch Hay Stacks Recipe –Tis the season for homemade candy recipes! If there is one thing I love, it’s homemade treats! And it’s even better if it’s something that is easy enough that the kids can help me!
I think it’s so important to get the kids in the kitchen with you. It teaches them what goes in to their food, measuring skills, and even some math! And while they might make a mess, at least you’ll be having fun as a family and that’s what really matters right!? Anyways, I digress, let’s check out how to make my easy butterscotch hay stacks recipe!
Here is how to make my Easy Butterscotch Hay Stacks Recipe:
You Will Need:
- 1 Bag Butterscotch Chips
- 1 Container Chow Mein Noodles
- 2 Tbsp Peanut Butter
- Optional: Sprinkles or roasted peanuts
Step 1:In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butterscotch chips in 30-second intervals, stirring between each until smooth. Alternatively, use a double boiler for stovetop melting.
Step 2: Stir in the creamy peanut butter into the melted butterscotch chips until the mixture is well combined. The peanut butter adds a creamy texture and a hint of nutty flavor.
Step 3: Gently fold in the Chow Mein noodles, ensuring they are evenly coated with the butterscotch and peanut butter mixture. The noodles provide the haystacks with their signature crunch.
If you’re a fan of extra crunch, toss in the dry roasted peanuts. Their saltiness complements the sweet butterscotch, adding a delightful contrast to the haystacks.
Step 4: On a parchment-lined baking sheet, drop spoonfuls of the mixture to form haystack shapes. The irregular shapes add a rustic charm to your Christmas candies.
Step 5: Decorate (Optional)
You can add sprinkles like we did if you want! I add sprinkles to anything I can, ha!
Whether it’s holiday-themed sprinkles, edible glitter, or a dusting of powdered sugar, this step adds a touch of Christmas magic.
Experiment with add-ins like shredded coconut, mini marshmallows, or chopped dried fruits to customize your haystacks.
Step 6: Allow to set
Let the Butterscotch Hay Stacks set at room temperature until they firm up. This usually takes about an hour, but you can speed up the process by placing them in the refrigerator.
I usually set in the fridge for about 30 minutes or until hardened.
Once set, your Butterscotch Hay Stacks are ready to be enjoyed! Serve them on a festive platter or package them in decorative boxes for delightful homemade Christmas gifts.
See? How easy was that!? And they are SO yummy! Crunchy and crispy and perfect for any candy exchanges, treats for a classroom, or heck, just because you want some sweets! I hope you enjoy!
This quick and easy recipe requires minimal effort and time, making it perfect for last-minute holiday preparations.
It’s also a kid-friendly recipe, so get the little ones involved in the kitchen. They’ll have a blast forming the haystack shapes and adding festive decorations. You could also make this recipe with chocolate, white chocolate, peppermint chocolate, ect. So many different possibilities with such a simple recipe. That’s a win win if you ask me!
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