Rating: 3.81 stars
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

These are easy, no-bake cookies of peanut butter, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and shoestring potatoes.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
48 haystacks
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine peanut butter, chocolate chips and butterscotch chips; stir until melted. Stir in oil.

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  • Remove from heat and stir in potatoes, mixing well.

  • Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto waxed paper. Refrigerate for 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

160 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 13.1g; fat 11.1g; sodium 73.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2005
This makes for an easy and good cookie but I prefer to used canned chow mein noodles instead of the shoestring potatoes. The shoestring potatoes are much more salty and greasy. The chow mein noodles add the right crunch and taste better with the chips and peanut butter. Also try adding peanuts or other nuts to them. I also don't add the oil. It just isn't necessary. The chips melt fine and the peanut butter adds plenty of oil. Read More
(25)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
These are so salty they are not tasty. Read More
(4)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2005
This makes for an easy and good cookie but I prefer to used canned chow mein noodles instead of the shoestring potatoes. The shoestring potatoes are much more salty and greasy. The chow mein noodles add the right crunch and taste better with the chips and peanut butter. Also try adding peanuts or other nuts to them. I also don't add the oil. It just isn't necessary. The chips melt fine and the peanut butter adds plenty of oil. Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2002
Being an anti-baker I chose this recipe for our Christmas cookie exchange. A little on the messy side to make and clean-up. Tastes just like a Reeses cup with crunch. I also used the whole 7oz can of shoestring potatoes. For presentation purposes I used the "truffle" paper cups to serve. They melt fast so you don't want to handle them alot. Kids loved to help stir the chocolates together on the stove. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2002
It tasted great but didn't look like hay stacks mine looked more like cow patties so i put it in a buttered pan and cut it like fudge. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2002
This recipe uses the shoestring potato sticks (I used an entire 7oz can) that are found in the potato chip aisle of your local grocer. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2008
Fast tasty and fun to make with the kids. There are so many possible add-ins and variations you'll never get bored. Quick and easy with little clean up. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2007
The recipe tastes great but didnt resemble haystacks. Next time I make them I plan on increasing the amount of potato sticks to soak up/bind with the peanutbutter/chocolate mixture so the cookies will look like haystacks. Also I keep mine in the freezer. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
These are so salty they are not tasty. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2001
These sound truloy interesring but are the shoestring potatoes the frozen kind from the grocery? If so9 are they used as frozen or thawed? Thanks Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2001
kind of potato? i haven't made these yet but i'm certain the recipe means for you to use the crunchy snack shoestring potato sticks that you find near the potato chips. Read More
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