Rating: 4 stars
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

A yummy snack made with butterscotch chips, peanut butter, shoestring potatoes, and peanuts.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
18 tumbleweeds
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • In a microwave safe dish, combine the butterscotch chips and peanut butter. Cook in the microwave for 1 minute on full power. Stir, then continue to cook for 30 second intervals, stirring each time, until melted and smooth. Mix in the peanuts and shoestring potatoes. Spoon small heaps onto waxed paper, and let stand until firm.

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Nutrition Facts

293 calories; protein 4.9g; carbohydrates 23.3g; fat 19.5g; sodium 80.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2009
These were delicious--use white chocolate and add food coloring for a festive spin. Read More
(6)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/16/2006
I agree that the butterscotch chips were crumbly and wouldn't melt. I ended up adding a little water and then had to form into balls as they wouldn't stick together. wouldn't make again Read More
(4)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2007
This was the easiest thing I have every made. They came out so good. Gave the recipe to 2 friends who thought they were great. Kids would love to make these also. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2009
These were delicious--use white chocolate and add food coloring for a festive spin. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2010
I've made these for several family functions with few to no leftovers. However I melt the butterscotch chips and pb on the stove at low heat. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2011
Hi! Wanted to comment for the person who said when they melted their chips that they were dry and crumbly.... they were most likely cooked too long in the microwave/got too hot. Just melt for a few seconds maybe 15 to 30 seconds at a time then stir then put back into microwave and repeat steps again just until melted and then stop or they will come "out of solution" so to speak and begin to transform into a hard crumbly mess.:-) Read More
(4)
Rating: 1 stars
12/16/2006
I agree that the butterscotch chips were crumbly and wouldn't melt. I ended up adding a little water and then had to form into balls as they wouldn't stick together. wouldn't make again Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2006
I made these with chow mein noodles instead of the potato sticks they came out very yummy. Read More
(4)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2005
I don't know what I did wrong but my chips never melted they just got crumbly and dried out looking. I will have to try again. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2007
These are great and different from the usual snack foods. Extremely simple to make and everyone can't say enough about how good they are. They disappear immediately. Read More
(3)
Rating: 2 stars
10/23/2007
Made these for a party and nobody touched them. They aren't very attractive so perhaps people were scared of them? Read More
(3)