Peanut Butter Butterscotch Drops

These 3-ingredient peanut butterscotch drops couldn’t be any easier to make and are perfect for Easter!

I really had no idea what to call these so I went to Facebook and asked. I got loads of nice suggestions (thanks everyone!), but my favorite is a mishmash of the ideas: three ingredient little crunchy baskets of hope. Doesn’t that sound delightful? ;) It really sums it up. They consist of just three ingredients, they’re little, they’re crunchy, and the baskets of hope was just too amazing not to include.

3-ingredient Peanut Butter Butterscotch Drops – quick and easy to throw together!

This is for sure the easiest recipe I’ve ever posted. You melt peanut butter and butterscotch chips and add cornflakes. That’s the whole recipe.

It’s true that these aren’t exactly, or really at all, healthy, but hey… I used natural peanut butter! That should count for something. And if you want, you could use whole grain cereal flakes. I found some from Kashi but I’ve never tried them myself.

If you don’t like the whole Easter egg cuteness thing, then just make them without. Then they’re just blobs of awesomeness but I’m sure you can cope. :)

3-ingredient Peanut Butter Butterscotch Drops – so quick and easy to throw together!

You can make these with regular peanut butter if you like and keep them at room temperature. But with natural peanut butter, they need to be kept refrigerated. At room temperature, they got a little gooey and starting falling apart.

And as for how long they keep, I have to admit that I ate them all on the first day. I even told myself, “I’ll bring these to a friend instead of eating them all myself!” My mistake was not emailing this friend to tell her to expect some goodies. They just sat in the fridge, calling my name, and one after another, they all got eaten within a few hours. Luckily, I only made half the batch. If you have portion control issues, I’d suggest even only doing a fourth of the recipe.

After raspberry white chocolate, butterscotch is probably my favorite flavor. And I’ve never posted anything with butterscotch because it seems almost impossible to make anything even slightly healthy with butterscotch and still have it taste amazingly… butterscotch-y. What are your favorite recipes with butterscotch?

Peanut Butter Butterscotch Drops

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Peanut Butter Butterscotch Drops
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  • Yield: 16 - 20 drops


  • 1/2 cup (128 grams) natural peanut butter (the kind with just peanuts and salt)
  • 4.5 ounces (~ 1/2 cup / 128 grams) butterscotch chips
  • 3 cups (7dl) corn flakes (make sure to use a brand that is gluten-free for a GF version)
  • 16- 20 Easter egg candies


  1. Melt the peanut butter and butterscotch chips together in a medium pot over medium-low heat. Carefully stir in the corn flakes and stir until all the corn flakes are coated in the peanut butter butterscotch mixture.
  2. Drop spoonfuls of the candy onto a Silpat or piece of parchment paper or wax paper. Let sit for about 15 - 20 minutes in the refrigerator and then gently press your Easter egg candy firmly into the center of each nest. I had one nest that fell apart so be careful!
  3. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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27 comments on “Peanut Butter Butterscotch Drops” — Add one!

  • Cindy Coffman
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:25 pm

    I made these they were even easier using my melon baller tool just thecoerfect size and I was able to stir the mix as I scooped not a bunch of mess to clean up afterwards BRAVO!!!

    • Erin replies to Cindy Coffman
      February 21, 2020 @ 8:08 pm

      Oooh, great idea! Thanks for the tip. I’ll have to try that next time! I’m so glad you enjoyed them. :) Thanks again!

  • Nicol Maurer says
    October 12, 2013 @ 8:14 am

    My grandmother and I found this same recipe (minus the candies) in a children’s Christmas coloring book from the grocery in 1974 called “Caramel Chews.” We made them that Christmas and carried on the tradition every Christmas since!

    • Erin replies to Nicol Maurer
      October 12, 2013 @ 7:42 pm

      Really?! That’s kind of funny. So much for being “original.” ;) This is also similar to a recipe I made with my grandmother. Grandmothers must know their butterscotch recipes. :)

  • Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } says
    April 9, 2013 @ 4:43 am

    I love these! What a cute idea and you could fill with any kind of candy and make it a year round treat!

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts says
    April 8, 2013 @ 10:13 pm

    I made something just like this with rice kripies awhile ago – so good!!! Love peanut butter and butterscotch together!

  • says
    April 5, 2013 @ 12:32 am

    Oh I think I could eat the whole batch of these, I love this type of cereal stuff. I made something similar with those chinese noodles and made nests with them too but not for the blog. Love these :)

  • Valerie says
    April 4, 2013 @ 11:27 pm

    I can see why you had a hard time controlling yourself around these crunchy baskets of hope! Love that it's okay to use natural peanut butter (something I normally enjoy via spoon!). :D

  • Regina @ SpecialtyCakeCreations says
    March 28, 2013 @ 8:13 pm

    Awesome! I love these. Cornflakes Easter nests rule :)

  • Baltic Maid says
    March 28, 2013 @ 8:11 pm

    These are so cute! I love them!

  • Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
    March 27, 2013 @ 5:13 pm

    These are adorable! My grandma used to make cookies like this all of the time. The addition of the egg candy is perfect!

  • claire @ the realistic nutritionist says
    March 27, 2013 @ 4:11 pm

    SO CUTE!!! I'm obsessed.

  • Katrina Bahl says
    March 27, 2013 @ 2:13 pm

    You are killing me with these. I have no willpower against them. NONE.

  • Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies says
    March 27, 2013 @ 1:24 pm

    I've seen something like this with those crunchy chow mein noodle things… but not with corn flakes! These sound delicious and look SO freaking cute

  • Tracey Wilhelmsen says
    March 27, 2013 @ 2:22 am

    I rarely make anything butterscotch flavored, but I really do love it. And you definitely can't beat the simplicity of this one – sometimes simple is awesome :)

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
    March 27, 2013 @ 1:57 am

    Too cute, perfect for Easter!

  • Saraaa says
    March 27, 2013 @ 1:46 am

    My favorite recipe with butterscotch flavor is butterscotch pudding, but I'm still on the hunt for the perfect from-scratch version. Or, eating butterscotch chips straight from the bag. It's a toss up really :)

  • Carla Walker says
    March 27, 2013 @ 12:04 am

    These are way too cute! I love the egg in the middle. Makes me want some!

  • Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today says
    March 26, 2013 @ 10:24 pm

    I like the name, actually I'm so bad with finding good names to recipes that I'd not dare to try. In most cases I need help. hahaha. As I wrote on fb, it's beautiful. And now I also know that it;s super extra easy so why not trying it out. Hugs and have a happy Easter time :)

  • Becca says
    March 26, 2013 @ 9:38 pm

    Awww such a cute name :) And I don't think anyone should leave off the little chocolate eggs. Those things make this oh so cute!

    I always have trouble finding good recipes with butterscotch. Usually the butterscotch overpowers whatever I throw it into. But I think the butterscotch-peanut butter combo sounds lovely. :)

  • CateyLou says
    March 26, 2013 @ 8:02 pm

    These are so cute, perfect for Easter! And thanks for the portion control tip – I have been known to need help in that area, especially if PB is involved…

  • sally @ sallys baking addiction says
    March 26, 2013 @ 6:19 pm

    peanut butter and butterscotch and a melty, crunchy texture. pretty sure you made these just for me Erin ;) butterscotch is one of my favorites too!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
    March 26, 2013 @ 5:49 pm

    Yuusss!! Love the look of these pretty little guys!! Yum!

  • Shari says
    March 26, 2013 @ 3:15 pm

    I LOVE butterscotch! Every year at Christmastime, I make these candies…I don't have a name for them. I just call them "butterscotches", (original, I know). Melt a bag of butterscotch chips, stir in a bag of mini marshmallows and a can of cocktail peanuts. Drop on wax paper lined sheet pans and refrigerate until firm. YUM!

  • Meagan Wied says
    March 26, 2013 @ 2:42 pm

    My grandmother used to make these all the time when I was growing up. I will have to make them for her now! They look great with the little egg candy on top.

  • Meagan Wied says
    March 26, 2013 @ 2:41 pm

    This definitely brings back old memories of my grandmothers cooking! She would make these all the time but without the little addition on top. It's time I made these for her!

  • Jennie @themessybakerblog says
    March 26, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

    Three little ingredients–heck yes! These look so crunchy and delicious. Yum!


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