No Bake Chocolate Haystack Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

So good and easy to make! My siblings and I made huge batches of these cookies Sunday afternoons, and they were usually gone by Tuesday! The time for boiling the mixture is listed at 5 minutes, but if you cook it a little less, the cookies are chewier.


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter, cocoa (I tend to go a little heavy on the cocoa) and salt.
  2. Heat to boiling, stirring frequently.
  3. When it has reached a rolling boil, cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Remove pan from heat and mix in vanilla, oats and coconut.
  5. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper.
  6. Work quickly!
  7. Let cool.
  8. Alternate/optional additions, add any one with coconut: 1/2-3/4 cup mini marshmallows or 1/2 cup walnuts.
Most Helpful

loved these cookies as a child. mom always made them with carnation evaporated milk though.

Connie L. February 02, 2014

Excellent! I only used 1 1/2 C sugar and it was still very sweet. I boiled it for only 2 min and it turned out great. I love the coconut in it!

deanie37 April 27, 2012

this recipe has been a family thing for years. my mom baked it every christmas for the whole family now that she no longer lives close by i hope to be able to accomplish the same happiness from this recipe as she did. if you dont want to sit there waiting for the timer to go at 5 minutes my mom use to use a glass of cold water let a little drop into the glass if it forms a soft ball it is ready

Ldy_Adele December 09, 2008

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