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.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.

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

  • 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

315 calories; protein 4.6g 9% DV; carbohydrates 37.1g 12% DV; fat 18.7g 29% DV; cholesterol 15.9mg 5% DV; sodium 60.2mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2015
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2014
Excellent - my husband can make them Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2015
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2017
YUM!!!!! Everyone loves them. I used milk chocolate for the first batch and white chocolate for the second batch. I also left out the nuts on the second and added more oats and coconut. Thanks for sharing this easy yummy recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2016
Very good! Everyone seemed to like the different flavors and textures in these. Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2018
These are so delicious! I really wanted a cookie that was something completely different (no boring chocolate chip cookies here!) and this hit the spot. I skipped adding the sugar because I really didn't see the point in it - and I don't regret it. It does not need the sugar. I also substituted almond milk instead of regular which I thought worked out great. Next time I'll try adding in some peanut butter! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2019
Great taste! Easy simple method Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2019
Yes I will make it again Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2020
These were great! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2019
It was awesome. Added 2 cups of peanut butter. Read More