Butterscotch Leaf Piles Haystack Cookies
Traditional butterscotch Haystack Cookies made with corn cereal and crunchy chow mein noodles get a Fall glow-up with leaf sprinkles.
Baking with kids is a wonderful disaster. You know there are going to be broken eggs and flour in every nook and cranny for years to come. So sometimes making a traditional no-bake cookie is the way to go.
These Butterscotch Haystacks are all dressed up to look like a pile of Fall leaves thanks to the addition of these leaf sprinkles.
Is there anything more fun to watch than a kid jumping in a pile of leaves? I wanted a way to celebrate that joy and these little scotchies do just that.
Haystack Cookies Substitutions
You can make Traditional Haystack Cookies by swapping cinnamon flavored chips for peanut butter flavored morsels or even caramel flavor morsels.
Try adding Frosted Flakes or Chex cereal to the mix.
Omit the leaf sprinkles if you don’t have any on hand.
Swap out crunchy chow mein noodles for chopped miniature stick pretzels.
Butterscotch Haystack Cookies
- 1 Cup butterscotch morsels
- 1/2 Cup cinnamon morsels, or peanut butter morsels
- 1 Tablespoon shortening
- 2 Cups Corn Flakes cereal, or Frosted Flakes
- 1/2 Cup crunchy chow mein noodles, coarsely broken
- sprinkles leaf shaped, optional
- In a small, microwave safe bowl combine butterscotch morsels, cinnamon morsels, and shortening. Heat through until melted (first for 60 seconds then tapering to 30 second increments until combined).
- In a separate bowl combine cereal and broken up chow mein noodles. Pour butterscotch mixture over and stir. Drop by heaping tablespoons. Add sprinkles if desired. Once firm store in airtight container up to 1 week.
More Festive Fall Recipes
While you’re making cute food try these quick and easy Pie Slice Cookies. You don’t even need to turn on the oven!
These White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Candy Cups are a Thanksgiving tradition in our family.
If you’re looking for ways to use up those cute leaf sprinkles try these Fall Tree Cookies.