I love coconut. I love chocolate. What could be better than a dairy free chocolate coconut haystacks recipe? How about a no-bake recipe that only requires a microwave or hot plate? Yep, that’s right, this recipe is perfect for a dorm room.
I’ve done the chocolate and coconut and while its good, it always seems to be missing something. I’ve also tried some with condensed milk, but alas, I am lactose intolerant and those recipes just don’t make sense for me. And call me lazy, but I don’t feel the need to make my own chocolate when so many other companies do it sooooo well! Thus the recipes calling for 8+ ingredients of which 6 of them are to make the chocolate seem a bit overkill. So a yummy dairy free version was in order. Luckily, after a quick Google search I came across a really good recipe at http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/coconut-haystacks-10000001661177/
Taking some of the comments into consideration, this is what I did and these are the best chocolate coconut haystacks I’ve ever made:
- 8 oz – semi sweet morsels
- 3 graham crackers (whole, not half)
- 1 packed cup of shredded coconut
Using my Mortar and Pestle, I ground up the three graham crackers into fine crumbs.
In 30 second increments, I melted the chocolate in the microwave, stirring in between. It took a total of 2 minutes in microwave.
I added the graham crackers & shredded coconut to the melted chocolate and mixed it up. Then plopped some haystacks on a tray and put them in the freezer to cool (couldn’t wait for the fridge). Took about 20 minutes for them to be ready.
Note: If you need to make this gluten free, just substitute a gluten free version or any sweet gluten free cookie. Or if you really wanted to get adventurous, you could make your own: http://www.elanaspantry.com/paleo-graham-crackers/