No time to bake? Try No-Bake Chocolate Haystack Cookies!
This is my most popular recipe of all time… who knew?
These timeless kid-friendly gems are so easy. Just mix, let set and enjoy! The blend of coconut, chocolate and oats is a simple and easy treat for kids and the kids-at-heart. These babies are more like a cookie than a granola bar, but not as moist as a macaroon. The great part is they take just 10 minutes from start to eat, with no baking!
I love to make these as an addition to a cookie platter over the holidays. The colour and shape really add great texture to the presentation. They are chewy and dense, when your other cookies may be crispy and light.
No Bake Chocolate Haystack Cookies
- 1-1/4 cups sugar
- 5 Tbsp cocoa
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 cups quick oats
- 1 cup flaked sweetened coconut
- In a saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, cocoa, milk, butter and salt. Heat to low boil, stirring often. When a low boil is reached, cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Remove pan from heat and quickly mix in vanilla, oats and coconut until incorporated.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls onto parchment-lined cookie sheet (you will need to press a bit to hold each mound together). Let cool until set, about 5 minutes.
If your no-bake cookies are sticky and gooey, then they were not boiled quite long enough. On the flip side, if your no-bake cookies are dry and crumbly, they were boiled a tad too long.
Also, if they are a bit too dry for your liking, take the cocoa down to 4 tbsp.
If they are too sweet, you can try taking the sugar down to 1 cup.