Chocolate Coconut Haystacks: A Gluten-free Treat

From The Wholesome Junk Food Cookbook by Laura Trice ($17.95, Running Press, 2010)

15 minutes prep time. Makes 2 dozen.

What You Need

  • 1/2 lb dark chocolate (make sure it contains no dairy, gluten, or nuts)

  • 1/4 to 1/2  c shredded dried coconut


  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper.

  2. In a heavy saucepan, melt chocolate over low heat. Add coconut and stir until coated.

  3. Remove from heat and let cool at room temperature until lukewarm.

  4. Drop mixture by rounded teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before eating.

Test Kitchen Note: If you wish, you can shape the chocolate-coconut mixture to resemble bales of hay instead of dropping them into traditional stacks. Roll in some additional coconut and chill.