Texas Tumbleweed





Introduction: Texas Tumbleweed

Sweet and salty is the name of the game and these little bites of heaven come in first place. Texas Tumbleweeds are a bite sized treat that is perfect paired with a potluck dinner, a holiday party, or a night at home with the family. This is one of those recipes that has been floating around the kitchens of Texan’s for decades, and every generation loves them. They get their name because they resemble an actual Texas tumbleweed!

Step 1: The Ingredients!

Here are the ingredients so you too can make this tasty Texan treat!
  • 3 cups of shoestring potatoes
  • 1 cup of nuts (I used 1/2 a cup of roasted peanuts and 1/2 a cup of slivered almonds)
  • 1 cup of butterscotch chips
  • 4.5 ounces white almond bark (that’s 3 squares off the whole block)
  • 1 cup of marshmallow
  • 3 tablespoons of milk

Step 2: The Directions!

In a medium bowl combine the shoestring potatoes and nuts. On low heat, in a medium sauce pan melt the butterscotch chips and white almond bark. Stir until combined. Add the marshmallows. Once the marshmallows combine it will turn into a dry, thick, dough-like texture. Add the milk and stir until it is back into a liquidy state. It is important to add the milk AFTER the marshmallows. Pour the butterscotch mixture over the potato and nut mixture and stir until all the potatoes and nuts are completely covered. Form it into tablespoon-sized piles and place them on a cookie sheets lined with wax paper. Put in the refrigerator to cool for 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Step 3: The Final Product!

Three reasons you should make these right now:

1) They’re named after Texas. That should be the only reason you need.

2) They’re super easy.

3) They’re super tasty.



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    11 Discussions

    This looks so good. I am definitely going to try them but I have a question. Are the shoestring potatoes fried first? The pictures looks as if they are but I wanted to make sure. Thanks!

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    Hi! The shoestring potatoes come in a can and are already cooked. They are super crispy, like the texture of a potatoe chip. In fact, they are on the chip isle in my store!

    Oh Good Grief! I wasn't even thinking about those! I love them things. Thanks for setting me straight, now I will give this a try! Thanks again.

    I made these tonight. So dang good. Is this your recipe? Thanks for sharing

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    You're so welcome! I'm glad you like them! They're a family favorite for me!

    Hi! Butterscotch chips are the same size and texture of chocolate chips, but they are a butterscotch flavor. They melt just like chocolate, but taste like butterscotch! They are found in the baking isle right next to the chocolate chips here in the US. Hope that helps you! Thanks for the question!

    thanks ill look ,from the description and my imagination they sound great .

    They're like chocolate chips only butterscotch flavored, Check the baking aisle in grocery stores or buy them here:


    Sounds yummy! I love making candy to share with my family!