Chocolate Haystacks

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This is one of my all time favourite cookies. I had no idea of the name, then Sam and I went to a craft sale and at the bake sale table, they were selling Chocolate Haystacks. So as soon as I got home, I searched it and found the recipe. The best part is that you don’t even have to bake them!
You need
1/2 cup of butter
1/2 cup of cocoa
1/2 cup of milk
3 1/2 cups oats
1 cup of shredded coconut
(I also added about 1/2 cup of hemp hearts, and some chia seeds. Shhhhh…)

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Start by mixing the sugar, butter, milk and cocoa in saucepan,

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Bring the mixture to a boil

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Keep boiling for about five minutes.
Then gradually add about 3 1/2 cups of oats and 1 cup of coconut. As I said before, I also added hemp hearts and chia seeds, and I slipped in some chocolate chips too.

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I used two spoons to spoon it out onto a cookie sheet, and stuck them in the fridge to cool. (When I say fridge, I mean I put them outside for 10 minutes) I really need one of these refrigerators that has the extra full size drawer compartment.
I forgot to take pictures when I made them, so here is what they look like spread out on a cookie sheet frozen. Which reminds me…
These taste amazing frozen! I popped the ones we didn’t eat in the freezer, and of course, from time to time (like every day) I reach in and grab one. Because I am incapable of waiting for them to thaw, I have been eating them frozen, and they are really good!

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Here is a much nicer picture I found online…

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And check out this idea. You could use the same recipe with chow mein noodles, and make little birds nests!

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Hope you enjoy!

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