It’s that time of year again folks, back to school. The lunch box is not going to pack itself, so I am here to help you with at least one super easy, no bake, kid friendly lunch box snack. The Chocolate Haystack using Quaker Canada Oat flour and Quick Oats.

I love these kinds of nostalgic recipes. I remember loving these as a kid and hopefully mine will enjoy it too! We might have a couple picky eaters in the house but I feel good about these! 

Great make ahead recipe and the Haystacks stay really well in the freezer. Perfect for a lunch box snack or for a taste of chocolate!

Quaker Chocolate Haystacks

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Ready in 15 minutes
Servings 12


  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp flaky salt + more for sprinkling at the end
  • cups Quaker® Quick Oats
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut


  • 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, oat flour, vanilla, chocolate chips 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.
  • Enjoy the chocolaty goodness!
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