Haystack Cookies


These haystack cookies are very easy to make for a no-bake treat.

a low angle looking across several haystacks sitting on a parchment lined tray.
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cool Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
48 cookies
4 dozen


  • 2 cups white sugar

  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ½ cup milk

  • ½ cup butter

  • 3 ½ cups quick cooking oats

  • 1 cup flaked coconut

  • ½ cup chopped peanuts

  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    Overhead shot of measured ingredients gathered to make haystacks

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  2. Bring sugar, cocoa, milk, and butter to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat.

    Overhead shot of a saucepan with sugar, cocoa, and butter cooking and being stirred with a whisk

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  3. Stir in oats, coconut, nuts and salt. Drop quickly from teaspoon on wax paper. Let cool.

    High angle shot of haystack cookie mix being scooped into balls from a pan onto parchment paper

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

180 Calories
7g Fat
28g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 180
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 46mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 3g
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 101mg 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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