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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love this! and even better, my fiance did too! Just curious - why is there salt in it? Can I take it out completely? I halved it when I made it and it tasted awesome! I used himalayan sea salt... is that okay? Amazing straight out of the freezer...

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Hi Michelle, salt brings out the flavours! Glad it worked well for you halved - Himalayan sea salt is good

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Just got my 60 year old dad to switch to my raw food diet, and he is absolutely addicted to these! Thanks for the great recipes!

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You go, Gina girl! Dads are hard to get on-board so well done  Gina!

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Have just stumbled onto this site via a friend & I'm sooo inspired!
I am in my own with 3 kids (2 diagnosed recently with ADHD & have been looking for simple, basic healthy recipes (few & far between).
These hay stacks were amazing & I've just made the banana cream pie which will no doubt be just as awesome!
Thanks so much! You've just improved our diets, health & my sanity 100% :)

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Your note just made my day. This is why I do what I do. xox

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Just made this delicious sweet treat whilst holding my 7 month old little lady... So easy and so delicious!

Thank you!

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Jacaleen, that is an adorable mental picture :) I know, I love this one cause it doesn't require any special equipment... which means you don't have to wash up much afterwards :) Love a 7mo baby. Soooo cuddly!

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These are AMAZING! Thank you... Can't wait to try more of your recipes :) sweet craving fixed and I don't feel bad for giving in to it... Yum!

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AMAZING I am making batches every couple of days for my family and I. Definitely satisfies the sweets craving without all the nasties you will find in conventional candy. THANKS xo

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So glad you and your family are enjoying these Lizzie! I love them too

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I wanted to try this recipe, but my cold pressed coconut oil which is only a few months old has developed a funny smell, & a bit grey looking. Was expensive to buy can i use it? Has always been stored at room temperature. Was I supposed to keep it in the fridge? I didn't think it would go bad this quickly, expiry date is 2014.

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Hi Uzzy, now that is interesting. I have never experienced that - generally my coconut oil is good for a really long time, and I do not refrigerate it (I just keep it in my pantry away from sunlight). If you really think it's funky then chuck it, but I am curious to know if you warm it up whether it liquifies normally and the discoloration goes away? Certainly, coco oil does turn white and harden when cool, but then it will go back to normal when warmed

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Hi Laura-Jane, I melted the oil it had black slimy bits in it, strained it. Gone white and firm and the discolouration has gone, but that smell is still there. Don't know what those bits where.
I won't use it for cooking. Maybe I'll use it for my dry scalp.

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Strange! Best to be safe and not use for cooking, I agree

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I had this happen once. Just kept it too long. It wasn't worth keeping. I totally lost my taste for the virgin coconut oil when that happened and I tried to use it in a recipe. I really think it was rancid. Your nose will tell you. I now use the expeller pressed, which if it's a good brand like Tropical Traditions, is still very healthy, though not technically raw.

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I have many raw organic cacao beans. Can I crush these into a powder to use the raw cocoa powder? Or is that powder sweetened?

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Hi Gina, no, the powder is not sweetened. However, I don't think you will be able to easily grind it properly.

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I'm new to raw. Where can I find raw cocoa powder (and other raw items for that matter)? Thanks!

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Hi Elizabeth, it's easiest to find truly raw food online. I have some suggested items and links here: http://www.therawtarian.com/recommended-raw-food-appliances-and-specialt...

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These are so easy and delicious. I can't wait for 1/2 hour to try them cold. Thank you!

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I always nibble a bit while waiting. We're human!

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Can Hershey's Cocoa Unsweetened powder be used for this recipe?

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Yes Amy, I don't see why not - the powder is probably not truly raw but the recipe will still turn out well

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Delicious! Even my husband loves them! I too, prefer totally raw. What I did was to use agave instead of maple syrup with a few drops of maple flavoring. Absolutely wonderful! Thanks for your website! I recommend it to everybody!

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