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Chocolate Coconut Haystacks

User Rating 4 Star Rating (3 Reviews)


haystacks candy
(c) 2007 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com
Who knew two simple ingredients could be so good together? Toasted chocolate and coconut are a match made in heaven in this quick and easy drop candy. You can experiment by substituting raisins or slivered almonds for a portion of the coconut.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 cups shredded, sweetened coconut
  • 7 ounces semi-sweet chocolate


1. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

2. Place the coconut in a pie tin or small baking pan, and toast it in the oven until golden brown. The secret to good toasted coconut is consistent browning, so be sure to stir it every 2 minutes until it is an even, light golden color. It will probably take 8-10 minutes, but monitor your coconut carefully.

3. While the coconut is toasting, place the chocolate in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave it until it is melted, stirring every 45 seconds.

4. Once coconut is toasted and chocolate is melted, stir the coconut into the chocolate, mixing until coconut is entirely coated with chocolate.

5. Using a small teaspoon, drop small spoonfuls of the candy onto the prepared sheet.

6. Once all candy has been formed, refrigerate for 30 minutes, until the chocolate is set.

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 4 out of 5
a few adjustments, Member jackie.l

I used two cups of packed coconut, which was a mistake. Fortunately I had extra chocolate to melt and quickly add to the toasted coconut. Otherwise I would have had just loose 'hay' and no 'haystacks'. I think next time I will try non-toasted coconut and see if I can get a Mounds taste.

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