I'm a big fan of chocolate...big. And I've become accustomed to and prefer pure cocoa and dark chocolate. This recipe is pretty similar in ingredients and method to the No Bake's. This is the first time I've made this. With mine and my sister's dairy and gluten free diets and my Mom's allergy to nuts (so no nut butters or nut milks either), I had to get creative :)
Wednesday 11.23.2011, night before Thanksgiving:
Double Chocolate & Coconut Haystacks
2 2/3 cups of unsweetened shredded coconut (1 bag)
2 cups dairy/soy free chocolate chips (1 bag), most health food stores carry these
1/2 cup gluten free oats
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 oz coconut oil
1 cup coconut milk (sugar free)
1/4 cup water
1 1/4 cups sugar (I use organic cane)
Place chocolate chips, coconut, oats and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Combine the coconut oil, coconut milk, water and sugar in a sauce pan; bring to a rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute. Immediately pour the hot mixture over the rest in the mixing bowl. Quickly stir thoroughly. Drop by large spoonfuls on wax paper - let sit for about an hour and then chill in the fridge overnight.
Yields about 20-25 haystacks (you an also cut into fours; which will yield about 80-100).