Chocolate Haystack No-Bake Cookies

Chocolate Haystack CookiesThese cookies are chocolaty good. They are easy to make and never fail to please. But be careful; one is never enough.  Don’t put them out unless you want them eaten. We had to hide ours just to keep them long enough for a photo shoot.


2 cups granulated sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup canned evaporated milk
1 pinch salt
2 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a saucepan bring the sugar, cocoa, butter, canned milk, and salt to a rapid boil.  Continue cooking for 1 minute, stirring frequently.  Remove from the heat.
  2. Add the oats, coconut, peanut butter, and vanilla and mix well.
  3. While still warm, drop the cookies by spoonfuls onto waxed paper and let cool.