My son came home from a Spring Break camp at a local science center yesterday with a smile on his face and a piece of paper in his hand. He had been in a 3-day class where they studied birds, and today they had gotten a treat: Peanut Butter Butterscotch Nests. He liked them so much he asked for the recipe. And they actually went to the trouble to print out a copy and give it to him. Not many 8-year old boys think to ask, and not many places would go out of the way to cater to a request.

So, when he asked if we could make them today, I thought it was the perfect Spring treat. Since the first day of Spring is in just a few days (March 20th), these are very timely.

Butterscotch Nests

And easy.

The original recipe comes from here, and takes only four ingredients: butterscotch chips, peanut butter, mini marshmallows and chow mein noodles. Healthy they a’int, but they are very tasty.

Peanut Butter & Butterscotch Nests

  • 1-11 oz. bag of butterscotch chips
  • 3/4 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 3-1/2 c. mini marshmallows
  • 10 oz. chow mein noodles (I bought a 12 oz. bag and just dumped what I felt was about 5/6 of the bag in)

1. Line cookie sheets with waxed paper. In a large bowl, combine the mini marshmallows & chow mein noodles and set aside.

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2. Pour butterscotch chips into a microwaveable bowl. Microwave at 70% power for 1 minute, then take the bowl out and stir. Continue doing this in 10-20 second intervals until the chips are melted and smooth. (It took me 35-40 extra seconds or so total.)

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3. Mix the peanut butter into your melted butterscotch chips. Pour the mixture over the marshmallows and chow mein noodles.

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4. Stir until well combined, then drop onto your waxed paper by rounded tablespoons (mine were VERY generous). Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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There you go! Easy, and very yummy. I sometimes get nervous that butterscotch things are going to be too sweet, but the peanut butter sets it off nicely.

Happy Spring! 🙂

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2 comments on “Peanut Butter & Butterscotch “Nests”

    • They are addictive. I warn you. I love butterscotch too – and with the peanut butter… good. And you have the textures from the marshmallows and the chow mein noodles. Yumm…

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