G-Free Haystacks!

  • Author: Mix and Match Mama


Every Thanksgiving and Christmas, my family loves to make (and eat!) Haystacks!  I don’t know what it is, but those peanut buttery butterscotch bites just put us in the holiday mood.  When we started eating g-free at our house, we had to get creative with our Haystacks, so instead of the traditional crispy chow mein noodles, we used Cheerios 🙂 .



  • 4 cups Cheerios
  • 1 (11 oz) package butterscotch chips
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter


  1. I like to lay wax paper on my counter for the Haystacks to cool.
  2. In a microwavable bowl, melt the butterscotch chips and peanut butter together (stirring every 30 seconds).
  3. Next, stir your Cheerios into the melted butterscotch mixture.
  4. After that,  drop by tablespoon fulls onto wax paper to set (one hour).
  5. We like to store these in an airtight container or gallon-sized baggie when not enjoying.


We used plain Cheerios, but you can certainly mix and match it with the other varieties too!