Recipe: Chocolate Coconut Haystacks

quickest cookies ever

Scenario: 8:30pm, babies in bed after a long day, home alone, craving chocolate. What’s a girl to do? Time for a new healthy cookie recipe!

This is my evening! So I called up my neighbor/bff and ask her about her delicious haystack cookies. She gave me the recipe and with a few teensy tweaks…voila! A healthy cookie with no flour, no sugar, and gluten free (as long as you use GF oats). Yummy and start to finish 10 minutes! I am currently getting chocolate fingerprints on my MacBook.

Also, if being yummy wasn’t simply enough, these cookies also win the prize for least-destruction-to-the-kitchen. This is kind of a big deal in my house. Sexy Husband is practically perfect in every way. He is thoughtful, completely responsible, an AMAZING Daddy, Sexy(obviously), and, believe it or not, the cleanest man who ever did live. Now some people (of course not me, never me) might say that his cleanliness borders on obsessive. I for one, am not going to complain that he is so largely involved in the keeping the house clean process. AND it must mean that he just really loves me that much more that he lets my random hobby and business be about how much of a disaster I can turn the kitchen into. (I honestly think if it wasn’t for the fact that he can EAT the output, he wouldn’t be impressed. Thank God I don’t scrapbook). He spends hours(not exaggerating) washing dishes. I adore him.  Not much mess from these cookies however. The dirty dish count for this project was….1 spoon, 1 pot. Impressive. So…you should make them.

Chocolate Coconut Haystacks


In a medium pot, over medium heat, melt 1/4 cup of butter. Stir in 1/2 cup of coconut milk, 1/2 cup of honey, 4 tbs cocoa(I use and highly recommend Cocoa Camino which is organic and fair trade and such good quality), 1 tsp vanilla. Once combined, stir in 1 1/2 cups oats and 1/2 cup of shredded unsweetened coconut. Stir until oats and coconut are coated with chocolate mixture. Remove from heat and drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper. Let cool. Enjoy.

***Tracey, smart and beautiful neighbor puts the zest of one orange in hers, making them extra grown up and fabulous.***


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kjanzen
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 22:10:24

    um. one dish + ten minutes + chocolate = 1 darn good enough reason for me to make these. i love the idea of adding orange zest. great recipe!!


  2. Amy
    Sep 23, 2010 @ 09:00:07

    So easy!! I think I’ll try carob, and maybe split the recipe to experiment with puffed quinoa in place of the oats and see how it turns out. Thanks for another great recipe.


  3. tdhncamp
    Sep 24, 2010 @ 12:21:50

    On my third batch of these…..They are so yummy!


  4. Charise
    Oct 07, 2010 @ 14:02:07

    Made a batch for the first tome today. Sub’d agave nectar for honey, only because I didn’t have enough honey. Turned out great! Faith came into the kitchen: ‘Mommy, what smells SO good?’. We’re having a hard time waiting for them to cool 🙂


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