These Chocolate Coconut Haystacks takes me down a nostalgic memory lane back to when I was a kid. This is one of my easiest recipes that really hit the mark on that chocolate craving, with an amazing flavour combination of chocolate and coconut.

My memories bring me back to the summertime, going to a cottage or in the wintertime playing hockey and stopping in the local bakery to get my hands on these treats.

A close up shot of Chocolate Coconut Haystacks being held in one hand.

Do you bake Haystacks?

The answer is no!

Part of the appeal to these are how easy they are to make, no need to turn your oven on. When the milk, sugar and oats get heated, they act as a natural glue, keeping the haystacks tight.

A close up shot of Andy tearing a Chocolate Coconut Haystacks in half

Tips for Nailing These Chocolate Coconut Haystacks

This is a super simple recipe that I know you’ll be able to crush! Here are my only tips to make sure they turn out great!

  1. Forming the Haystacks. Use a cookie scoop to make even portions of the batter and place them on a tray of parchment paper.
  2. Sprinkle kosher salt on top to enhance the chocolate flavour, and let it fully cool for 10 minutes.
A close up shot of Chocolate Coconut Haystacks cooling on a paper lined baking sheet.

Additional haystack ingredients.

I love this recipe because it’s pretty much a blue print. If you have a favourite ingredint that you want to introduce, by all means add it in!

Here are a few ingredients that I think would work well:

  • Nuts: Almonds, Cashews, Macadamia nuts, Peanuts
  • Candy: Reeses Pieces, Smarties or M&M’s
  • Fruit: Raisins, Sultanas, Apricots

Other Recipes to Check Out!

If you’re a fan of these Chocolate Coconut Haystacks! Here are a few other recipes you should take a look at!

Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars 

Quick and Easy Zucchini Brownies

Blueberry Lemon Cake

Chocolate Coconut Haystacks

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Ready in 30 minutes
Servings 13
A close up shot of a Coconut Haystack


  • 3 cups Oats
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Coconut
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • ½ cup Milk
  • ½ cup Butter
  • ½ cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ tsp Kosher Salt + more for sprinkling at the end


  • In a medium pot over medium high heat, add the butter, milk, cocoa, salt, and sugar. Bring mixture to a boil but be sure to be whisking constantly. Let boil for 2-4 minutes while whisking.
  • After 4 minutes, turn off the burner and add in the oats, vanilla, and coconut. Immediately fold the mixture together using a spatula. Once everything is totally mixed together, use an ice cream scoop to scoop out haystacks and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Let fully cool for 10 mins. Finish with flaky sea salt. Enjoy!
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