Holiday Cooks: How to Make the Best Candy for Seasonal Family Gatherings

Contributed by Lizzie Weakley

With the holiday season approaching, many of you are wondering what new and flavorful treats you might be able to offer your loved ones at the upcoming holiday events. You want to show off your culinary skills, but during this time of year, time is hard to come by. Fortunately, there is one standby that’s appealing, transportable, and easy to make in bulk: homemade candy.
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Butterscotch Hay Stacks Recipe


Every fall our family makes Butterscotch Hay Stacks. It has been a tradition for many years. The great thing about Hay Stacks is the fact that you can freeze it for up to 2 months. Make some for Thanksgiving and save some for Christmas!  These are so easy to make and I have not met anyone who didn’t like them! 😉

Butterscotch Hay Stacks Recipe

Butterscotch Hay Stacks Recipe


  • (2) 12 oz bags of butterscotch morsels
  • (2) C of chow main noodles
  • 2/3 can of peanuts (medium size can) *** Optional!


  1. Melt morsels in saucepan or double boiler over medium heat
  2. After melted, remove from heat and pour over noodles in a large boil (and peanuts if desired)
  3. Mix well
  4. Drop by teaspoon onto waxed paper
  5. Let sit until hardened.
  6. Place in air tight container
  7. Can freeze for up to 2 months