No-Bake Peanut Butter Haystacks

No-Bake Peanut Butter Haystacks are a simple and delicious treat that you can easily make at home. Here’s a basic recipe:


  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Combine Ingredients: In a large saucepan, combine sugar, milk, and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  2. Boil Mixture: Once the mixture reaches a rolling boil, allow it to boil for 1 minute. Then remove the saucepan from heat.
  3. Add Peanut Butter and Vanilla: Stir in the peanut butter and vanilla extract until smooth.
  4. Mix in Oats and Peanuts: Gently fold in the quick cooking oats and chopped peanuts (if using) until well combined.
  5. Shape Haystacks: Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto wax paper or a silicone baking mat. You can make them as large or small as you like.
  6. Cool and Set: Allow the haystacks to cool and set at room temperature. This may take about 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  7. Serve: Once set, the haystacks are ready to be served. Store any leftovers in an airtight container.

Enjoy your No-Bake Peanut Butter Haystacks! They are perfect for a quick snack or a sweet treat without the hassle of using an oven.

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