Butterscotch Haystack Candy

November 14, 2022
Butterscotch Haystack Candy with Chow Mein Noodles

Hey, y’all! It’s never too early to start planning your holiday candy — and while some candies are difficult to make, I’m excited to share one of my all-time favorites with you that could not be easier to make: Butterscotch Haystack Candy. Where I am from, we mostly call these haystacks; that said, I have also heard them called chow mein candy.

This recipe stems from my Auntie JJ and is a part of a larger series, #CookingLikeJJ, which you can read more about here.

Butterscotch Haystack Candy

These candies come together in just a matter of minutes; they are rustic looking on purpose, thus there’s no need to make them look perfect!

Ingredients: Butterscotch Haystack Candy

  • 6 oz. bag chow mein noodles
  • I cup chopped pecans
  • 12 oz. butterscotch chips, melted

Directions: Butterscotch Haystack Candy

  1. Melt the butterscotch chips in the microwave in 30-45 second increments. Stir between each heating.
  2. Place chow mein noodles and chopped pecans in a large bowl. Once the butterscotch is melted, pour it over the chow mein candy and pecans and stir until evenly coated.
  3. Using a spoon or a small ice cream scoop, drop even amounts of the mixture onto wax paper. If the haystacks are loose, press them together lightly with your hands. They will harden in just a few minutes; refrigerate until ready to serve.

Butterscotch Haystack Candy Recipe

Butterscotch Haystack Candy with Chow Mein Noodles

Butterscotch Haystack Candy

JC Phelps
Looking for a delicious, easy-to-make candy? Try my Butterscotch Haystack Candy, which features only three ingredients. You'll love them!
5 from 35 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 6 oz. bag chow mein noodles
  • I cup chopped pecans
  • 12 oz. butterscotch chips melted

Instructions
 

  • Melt the butterscotch chips in the microwave in 30-45 second increments. Stir between each heating.
  • Place chow mein noodles and chopped pecans in a large bowl. Once the butterscotch is melted, pour it over the chow mein candy and pecans and stir until evenly coated.
  • Using a spoon or a small ice cream scoop, drop even amounts of the mixture onto wax paper. If the haystacks are loose, press them together lightly with your hands. They will harden in just a few minutes; refrigerate until ready to serve.
Keyword Butterscotch Haystack Candy, chow mein candy
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Butterscotch Haystack Candy with Chow Mein Noodles

About the Series: Cooking Like JJ

My Auntie JJ was the quintessential southern woman. She was classy, tasteful, always refined; an amazing cook and hostess; and did everything that she balanced – teaching, running businesses, raising a family, and keeping an immaculate home – with ease. She is one of the main inspirations behind JCP Eats, as she was the one who taught me about timeless, southern food and entertaining. When JJ passed away, I planned this series as a way to pay homage to her 91 years here on Earth; in a way, it’s a form of mourning – in another, it seems like my final gift to her. I hope y’all will enjoy this deep dive into the culinary archives of my family + Phelps Acres Farm. While I’ll never be able to cook as good as JJ, I can only strive to cook like JJ (hence the title of the series). Learn more here.

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Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,

JC

Keep Up With JCP Eats

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  • Reply
    Lisa J.
    November 14, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    I just made a batch of this Butterscotch Haystack Candy. These are delicious ! What a great tribute to your Aunt JJ with your #CookingLikeJJ series .

  • Reply
    Judypittman
    November 16, 2022 at 11:19 am

    Thank you.my initial are Jcp also.

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