No Bake Chocolate Haystacks #Recipe

Your cookie recipe for the month of March is one of my absolute favourite recipes from when I was growing up. There's just something about a sugary, chocolatey haystack that puts a smile on your face.

And if you're in need of a quick chocolate fix, they only take about 20 minutes to set in the fridge, then are perfect for nibbling on!


2 cups sugar
1/2 cup skim milk
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup cocoa (or a tbsp more if you like!)
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 cups of quick oats
1 cup flaked coconut (I opted for unsweetened since there is already enough sweet in the recipe)

In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter, cocoa and vanilla. Heat to a boil stirring constantly to ensure that you don't burn your chocolate!

Once at a boil, reduce heat and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Your arms definitely get a work out with this one!

Remove from heat and stir in the oats and coconut. Work quickly to get everything covered, and then drop onto a cookie sheet (covered first with wax paper) by the spoonful. You can make these as big or as small as you would like.

Pop into the fridge to set, which doesn't take very long, then put into a sealed container. Keep in the fridge!