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Haystack cookies - soft, chewy no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies.

Haystack Cookies

Haystack cookies are a deliciously chewy no bake cookie with oatmeal and coconut. They're made from simple pantry ingredients, super easy, and loved by kids and adults alike. 
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 30 cookies


  • 3 cups oats*
  • 1 cup shredded coconut**
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar


  • In a medium bowl stir together the oats and coconut.
  • Add the butter, milk, cocoa and sugar to a medium saucepan over medium heat
  • Whisk gently  as everything melts together, then bring the mixture to a boil for 5 minutes while gently whisking. 
  • Pour the chocolate mixture into the bowl with the oats and coconut and stir together.
  • Drop tablespoon sized spoonfuls onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to harden. 


*Old fashioned or quick oats work well. I don't recommend steel cut oats.
**Sweetened or unsweetened coconut.