Christmas Spiced Haystacks

They taste great from the freezer, and are great to pull out when company comes...or when you need a little snack. The ground cloves makes them taste like Christmas. Don't forget they need that time in the freezer to really set properly, and they don't need any defrosting time.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
24 haystacks


  • 3 cups oats

  • 1 ½ cups shredded coconut

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar

  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ½ cup milk

  • ½ cup applesauce

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Mix oats, coconut, and cloves together in a bowl.

  2. Combine sugar, cocoa powder, milk, applesauce, butter, vanilla extract, and salt in a pot. Bring mixture to a boil and continue boiling for 1 minute. Remove from heat and mix in the coconut mixture.

  3. Scoop tablespoonfuls onto a parchment paper-lined tray. Refrigerate until set, then transfer to an airtight container and freeze to fully set.

Cook's Note:

You can sprinkle tops with coconut or sprinkles.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

129 Calories
4g Fat
22g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 129
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 37mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 107mg 2%

* 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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