If you are looking for a delicious, easy, no-bake cookie then these Raw Cacao and Coconut Haystacks are just the thing!
My haystacks are the perfect combination of melt-in-your-mouth, sweet and salty chocolate and creamy coconut butter that delicately coats crispy, crunchy coconut flakes. Just wait till you taste them!
Raw Cacao is the cat’s meow!
This Raw Cacao Paste from Wilderness Poets is my new obsession. It is stone ground, pure Ecuadorian cacao beans. That means it still has all it’s wonderful healthy fat that makes it perfect for melting and coating. You can easily make your own chocolate creations without any tempering. The cacao paste is unsweetened so you can use your favorite sweetener when making healthy chocolate creations. And the best part, this cacao paste is raw and carefully handled to preserve the natural vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Raw Cacao and Coconut Haystacks
Recipe Yields 24 Haystacks
4 Ounces Raw Cacao Paste (about 1 cup of cacao pieces)
1/2 Cup Coconut Butter
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
3 Tablespoons Maple Sugar, Coconut Sugar or Monk Fruit Sweetener if Keto
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
1/2 Pound Unsweetened Coconut Flakes (about 4 1/2 cups)
1 Tablespoon Powdered Sugar (optional)
Keto Nutrition Information
406g Total Fat 17g per serving, 160g Total Carbs 6.6g per serving, 106g Total Dietary Fiber 4.4g per serving, 36g Total Sugar Alcohol 1.5g per serving, 27g Total Protein 1.1g per serving
16g Total Net Carbs .66g per serving
In a small saucepan melt the cacao, coconut butter, coconut oil, sweetener, salt and vanilla over low heat. Stir this mixture until completely melted and smooth. Set the melted chocolate aside for 3 minutes.
Add the coconut flakes to a large bowl and pour the melted chocolate over the flakes. Stir well to coat the mixture evenly.
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop the mixture onto the parchment in 12 even piles per sheet. Use your fingers to shape them into nice round haystacks.
Refrigerate the haystacks until completely chilled. Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.