How to make Coconut Haystacks
Yesterday, I got a hunkering for a coconut haystack. You know the ones that you can only find in a chocolate store, and they are usually crazy expensive. So while at the store buying yucca flour (for pan de buono – a gluten free bread that is delicious) , I saw a package of coconut flakes and added them to the cart.
Now, mind you, I don’t know the first thing about chocolate, or how to make coconut haystacks, so I completely winged it. I made them how I imagined them to be made. If this is not the “right” way, oh well – they were AMAZING.
What you will need:
1 Cup coconut flake
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 cup chocolate chips. I used semi-sweet.
In a small pan, melt your butter.
Then add coconut flakes and saute them until they are nice and toasty.
I started with just a pat of butter, and quickly figured out that I was going to need more, hence the extra unmelted butter in that picture.
Toast until they are a light brown, and a little crispy.
Add sugar to coconut, stir, then remove the coconut from heat and let sit.
Put chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and melt on high for 1 minute. Remove from microwave and stir. It might not be completely melted, but that’s okay because the coconut will help to finish that.
Immediately, add toasted coconut to the melted chocolate and stir.
Place in heaps on wax paper. Ignore your daughter when she says they look like… well, you can imagine what she said they look like.
I placed the whole sheet of haystacks into the fridge to cool and harden.
And then, I ate them. All. Except for two. My husband stole them. Rotten bugger. 🙂
I loved them, and will make them again. I hope you love them too!
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