Monday, 14 November 2011

No Bake Chocolate Haystacks

I don’t know what your idea of heaven is, but for me, it’s a church bazaar. And with Christmas around the corner, there are more church bazaars going on now than you can shake a cabbage roll at.

I’m talking individual turkey potpies in foil pie plates, mammoth aluminum coffee percolators, and craft tables offering up knitted slippers with pom poms and tea cozies.

Without a doubt, you’ll find these chocolate haystacks on a bake table, arranged on a Styrofoam meat tray – washed, of course (cakers aren’t fond of E. coli) – lovingly made by a Christian woman in open-toe sandals. Mark my words: they will taste like the work of an angel.

½ cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
½ cup milk
3 cups quick cooking rolled oats
1 cup shredded coconut
1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine butter, sugar and milk in saucepan. Boil for exactly 3 minutes and add remaining ingredients. Blend lightly and drop by teaspoon on waxed paper. Chill.

(Note: The mixture got a little dry, especially towards the end. You may need to mold some with your hands.)

Source: Culinary Creations Down the Line, Interprovincial Pipeline Company

10 comments:

  1. WHAT. Where, where is the peanut butter?? >:o

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  2. Jana, are you thinking Peanut Butter Gems? My recipe for those include peanut butter and Cheerios. I've never seen a Chocolate Haystack recipe with peanut butter. If you've got one, please share!

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  3. I am starting to think there's a link between Cakers and Retro WWers. For every Caker recipe you post, I know of a lower calorie, less appealing WW version. For example. We Retro WWers make our Haystacks with Bran Cereal and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Now, if you start making brownies with black beans or bundt cake with sauerkraut, my theory will be confirmed.

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  4. Mimi, the day I start making brownies with brown beans is the day this blog spontaneously combusts.

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  5. Wow, things are really heating up over here! I am looking forward to some tasty XXXmas caker recipes. I hope you have some doozies up your sleeve.

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  6. I've never heard of "doozies" before, Vintage Cabin. Do you have a recipe for them? Are they chocolate? And why would you put them up your sleeve?

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  7. in our family we call these macaroons. No resemblance or relation to the fancy schmancy french ones, but more delicious in my opinion.

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    1. Yes, that was what my Mom called them too when we used to make them in the 60s & 70s! Memories....

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  8. Kirsten, we'll make sure none of those fancy schmancy macaroons find out our little secret.

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  9. Here you go! http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/no-bake-cookies-i/detail.aspx

    I also have a recipe for fudge made with pinto beans. >:)

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