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Goldfish Drops

Goldfish Drops are a fun no-bake treat that is super easy to whip up and you can pretty much add any extra ingredients you like.

goldfish drops on a plate


I remember seeing this Betty Crocker recipe for Goldfish Drops a few years ago. My kids would eat Goldfish crackers like they were going out of style when they were little.

With yummy ingredients such as butterscotch and pretzels, Goldfish Drops are the perfect combination of salty and sweet and are a great nut-free option for school snacks and parties.

This crunchy treat can be made in just three simple steps for you and your family to enjoy!

Why You’ll Love This Crunchy Goldfish Snack

  • Few ingredients
  • No-bake
  • Customizable
  • Sweet and salty
  • Kids love them
  • Crunchy texture
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Ingredients for Goldfish Drops

  • Butterscotch chips
  • Shortening
  • Pretzels
  • Goldfish crackers (plain original flavor)

How to Make Goldfish Drops

  • Step One: In a saucepan, melt the butterscotch and shortening over low heat, stirring often. Remove from heat.
  • Step Two: Stir in pretzels and Goldfish crackers.
  • Step Three: Drop by tablespoons onto wax paper. Leave to set at least an hour. Serve once butterscotch is firm.

Equipment Needed to make Salty and Sweet Goldfish Treat

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    What to Serve with Crunchy Goldfish Snack

    Variations

    • Substitute butterscotch chips with white chocolate chips.
    • You can substitute pretzels for peanuts if you do want to add nuts to it.
    • Try different flavors of Goldfish crackers, like vanilla Goldfish.

    Storage Instructions

    Best Way to Store Goldfish Drops

    Store leftover Goldfish Drops in an airtight container in the fridge. They should last for 2-3 weeks.

    Can I Freeze?

    Yes, you can freeze Goldfish Drops. Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.

    Do Goldfish Drops have to be stored in the fridge or freezer?

    No, they can also be stored on the counter for about 5 days if you like.

    A goldfish drop on a white small plate

    No-Bake Treats

    You’ll also like this Butterscotch Pudding and butterscotch sauce.

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    Goldfish Drops

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 18
    Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
    Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
    A unique no-bake treat! Goldfish crackers are a staple in most homes with kids and here they are paired with melted butterscotch chips for an amazing sweet and salty treat.

    Ingredients
     
     

    • 1 package butterscotch chips (about 1½ cups) 11oz/300g package, about 1½ cups
    • 1 tbsp shortening
    • 1 cup pretzels
    • 2 cups original Goldfish crackers

    Instructions

    • In a saucepan, melt the butterscotch and shortening over low heat, stirring often. Remove from heat.
    • Stir in pretzels and Goldfish crackers.
    • Drop by tablespoons onto wax paper. Leave to set at least an hour. Serve once butterscotch is firm.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1g | Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 94mg | Sugar: 6g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Desserts
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Goldfish Drops

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    50 Comments

    1. holy cow!!! These look so dangerous! i love goldfish crackers, they’re a guilty pleasure and I seriously can’t wait to make these…for my kids…mmmm!

    2. Ummm..yum! I don’t have kids but I would totally make these for myself. 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!!

    3. My mom used to make haystacks when I was a child. Haven’t thought about them in years!

      My son still loves goldfish–will have to make these for him.

    4. Suzanne Endy says:

      Can Heath toffee chips be a substitute for the butterscotch chips?

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