Easy Chocolate Haystacks


This is a quick and easy chocolate-fix that the kids and adults will love. It's easy to play around with the ingredients to suit. My family has been making it for years and it's still a fave! Ingredients can be switched up with great results. It's also great with white chocolate and cranberries or crushed peppermints. You can use any nuts in place of the almonds.

close up view of Chocolate Haystacks on a white platter
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
16 servings


  • 2 cups rolled oats

  • 1 (12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1 cup shredded coconut

  • 1 cup chopped almonds

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup milk

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.

  2. Stir oats, chocolate chips, coconut, and almonds together in a large bowl.

  3. Whisk sugar, milk, butter, and salt together in a saucepan; bring mixture to a boil, add vanilla, and remove from heat. Pour milk mixture over chocolate chips mixture; stir until well-combined. Drop spoonfuls of chocolate mixture onto prepared baking sheet. Chill in the refrigerator until haystacks are set, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

315 Calories
19g Fat
37g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 315
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 60mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 5g
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 208mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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