Recipe Directions

  • 1. Add all ingredients into large bowl except the shredded coconut.
  • 2. Stir with spoon until well mixed.
  • 3. Once combined, add shredded coconut. Stir again until well combined.
  • 4. Form into 12 small mounds and place on plate. Refrigerate for one hour. (Haystacks will harden when cooled.)
  • 5. Store leftover haystacks in refrigerator.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

No equipment required! Which means less dishes to clean, which is always a good thing!

These raw chocolate haystacks are awesome. I like to store them in the fridge for quick sugar fixes. These haystacks are probably one of my top 5 favourite recipes because they are really quick and really good! 

Best served cold, straight-out of the fridge because coconut oil will liquify again once warm. (Note: you can freeze them for longer storage, but they are moist and much better when refrigerated rather than frozen.)

To get the white-coconut effect as seen in the picture, roll your finished haystacks in some additional shredded coconut before freezing.

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 71 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is low in Calories.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Dietary Fiber, and Riboflavin.

Amounts per 47 g (2 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 270 11 %
Protein 1.8 g 3 %
Fat 25 g 31 %
Carbohydrates 15 g 4 %
Dietary Fiber 4 g 12 %
Sugars 10 g
Calcium 23 mg 2 %
Iron 1.1 mg 8 %
Sodium 57 mg 2 %
Source: The Rawtarian, USDA

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I've never used coconut nectar myself, but if it is similar to agave nectar/maple syrup/honey in terms of sweetness then it'll be fine, Sylvea

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Hi love your site!! What about using brown rice syrup for these? thank you!!

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Hi Linnea, I have never used it and it isn't considered raw, but I am sure it would work out well if the general sweetness is similar to honey or maple syrup as a sweetener

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Also- do I use sweetened coconut or unsweetened? As you can tell I'm new to this- haha

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Unsweetened Linnea :)

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I am allergic to maple syrup, can I use agave instead?

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Yes, you sure can Jacqueline :)

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sofiya's Review

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I've been eating these for months!!! Extremely easy to make (I double the recipe each time I make them and leave the rest in the freezer). Delish!!! And I know what's in it! :) Thank you soooooo much for sharing this recipe.

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Awesome Sofiya! Very wise to double so you'll have many for those rainy days when a sugar fix hits!

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Indigo's Review

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This is my new favorite dessert! Made them for the fam, and everyone loved it. thank you for this easy, delish recipe!! Its changed my life.

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Hugs Indigo! I do it for you :)

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cj's Review

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Super simple and super delicious! I couldn't make nice looking haystacks, so I just pressed the mixture into a mini cupcake pan lined with colorful mini cupcake liners. It made for a great presentation and the haystacks were a hit with my family!

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Genius CJ! Love the idea of the mini cupcake liners! Glad they were a hit :)

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Josie's Review

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I started eating this before freezing too ;). I think this recipe (pre-freezing) would be amazing as chocolate syrup for ice cream or maybe some other kind of 'frosting'-like dessert drizzle :)

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Hi Josie, So glad it worked out well for you! These are tasty little sweet thingies, aren't they? They are in my regular rotation. Totally agree about the dessert drizzle idea! you've got my creative juices flowing

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These are delish! I added chia seeds too. I worked out that they are about 110 kcal each does that sound about right?

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Hi Amelia, I am not sure about the calories, but I love your idea of adding a few chia seeds for extra nutritional value.

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John Montalto's Review

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Made it for the first time today. Quick, easy and killer! Much cheaper to make raw chocolate than to buy it ;)

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Definitely John! Sometimes I buy luxurious home made raw chocolate at a farmer's market in Halifax Nova Scotia. Is it very good, but not so nice on the pocket book! Plus, it's nice to be able to make it yourself when the craving hits, right? :)

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Raquel's Review

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Oh my yumness!! Super good, super simple, and super quick! So good if your craving something sweet right now! Love love love it!

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Love it Raquel!

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P.S This totally reminds me of the no bake cookies i craved so much when i was a kid! <3

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Hi Raquel -  I love them too - especially since they don't require any equipment to clean! I have been known to make these during a commercial break on TV lol

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Because of the way agave, honey, sugar and maple syrup affect the glycemic index, we are using Stevia or Xylitol for the most part. This change is VERY recent, so I'm kind of new at substitutions. Can you tell me about how much Truvia I would use for the recipe?

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Hi TexasGirl, I've never used Truvia, but I have used Stevia sweet drops. One thing to note is that sometimes it is not possible to do a straight substitution because, for example, honey might provide not only sweetness but a much needed liquid to balance out the recipe.

So, for example, in this recipe there is a 1/2 cup of maple syrup that provides both sweetness AND wetness that is integral to the recipe.

In this recipe, I cannot suggest a clear substitution.

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