Let’s keep it simple today and make a simple candy—2 ingredients and 10 minutes from from start to finish—coconut haystacks.
So being that this is only a two-ingredient dessert, don’t skimp on those two ingredients. Use a high quality chocolate, my personal preference always leads me to Valhrona for the dark chocolate (or milk chocolate if that is your preference) and for the white chocolate I like Callebaut best. And for just a few of them, I sprinkled some freeze-dried raspberries on top for added flavor and punch in color.
I’m keeping this short today, because I have a bah-jillion administrative items on my to-do list. Something that I’ve promised Matt I would tackle 3 weeks ago, and before that it was 5 weeks ago and before that—well, it was quite a while ago.
But by administrative, I mean annoying things like: changing my hosting company to speed up load time here, proper filing of all my thousands upon thousands of photos, returning the stack of unusable Amazon items, filing contracts, POs and invoices, cleaning up my photography space and organizing my ever messy prop shelves and drawers . . . and blah-blah-blah, yaddy-yaddy-yah.
And wah-wah-WAAHHH. I hate chores, because that’s what this list feels like . . .a long list of dreadful chores.
Chocolate Coconut Haystacks
- 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
- 4 oz. dark chocolate (at least 65% cacao), finely chopped
- 4 oz. white chocolate, finely chopped
- 1/2 oz. freeze-dried raspberries, crushed
Preparation: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
Sprinkle coconut onto baking sheet and bake until golden, about 6-8 minutes (make sure to stir every two minutes for even cooking). Remove from oven and evenly divide coconut into two separate bowls.
In the meantime place dark chocolate in a small microwave-safe bowl and the white chocolate in a second small microwave-safe bowl. Starting with the dark chocolate, heat bowl in 10-second bursts until completely melted, making sure to stir in between bursts; repeat with the white chocolate.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. Add half of the coconut to the dark chocolate and stir until coconut is completely coated. Add the other half of the coconut to the white chocolate and stir until coconut is completed coconut. Using a small spoon, scoop out two-teaspoons of coconut and chocolate mixture and drop it onto a parchment lined sheet. Transfer finished candy to refrigerator to chill and set.
I like easy and fast recipes that require a minimal amount of ingredients but have maximum effect(e.g. 3 ingredient chocolate truffles are my guilty pleasure right now)! Your chocolate coconut haystacks are definately saved for future moments where I crave for something sweet and delicious!
Nazia @ Your Sunny Side Up says
Love how quick and easy, yet beautiful and delicious this is!
These look delicious and I agree with you about the chocolate. I like to use Callebaut, Amedei and Valrhona chocolates.
Hope you got your admin tasks done!
I’m the same way…head spinning busy! This treat looks great!
CHORES! The worst. I feel like I am never endingly cleaning up my kitchen, photo space and dealing with computer stuff.
BUT, I love these photos! And only 2 ingredients? Sign me right on up! Pinned!
Jenny Flake says
Easy and delicious, just what I like! These look great Naomi!
Julie @ Table for Two says
Ugh, I’m just like you – busy busy! These are the perfect dessert snacks for those busy times!
Those look so good, sound so easy to make and they are perfect for V-Day!
Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic says
Love the idea of adding freeze dried raspberries!
Sarah | Broma Bakery says
They’re too perfect! I don’t need a fancy three-tiered chocolate cake for Valentine’s Day. I’d much rather have a quick and easy dessert like these haystacks! I mean as long as there’s chocolate, I’m a happy girl.
Don’t you just wish the business could slow just a little bit? And yeah, cleaning is SO not fun..neither are invoices. UGH. Snacking on these will all that bareable though!
Would any leftovers (haha) have to be stored in the fridge or is room temp OK?
Chores shmores..i hear ya but this morning im having a Valentine’s breakfast date with my daughter before anything!!
blech. I have the same crap today- sorry. But these look like they could take the edge off!
Love this easy treats! Hope you tackled your to-do list!
Heather - Butter&Burlap says
I will say, you will feel so accomplished once you check those things off your list! There’s nothin like a check mark on a busy to-do list! I’ve heard about the chocolate you talked about, especially Valhrona, where are you able to find those types of chocolate? Specialty food store? They don’t seem to be popular in my run-of-the-mill grocery store, but maybe I’m looking in the wrong place!
Simple recipe, fantastic treat! YUM!!!
Just reading that list of admin work stresses me out! I’m horrible at that part. Can’t we just cook and take pictures and call it a day??!!
I love treats that require so few ingredients! They are always good to have up your sleeve.
fast and easy sounds good after an hour of shoveling more snow. Thanks!
How beautiful and I’m sure delicious too!
Quick, chocolatey and coconutty – SOLD!!!
Looks wonderful for the Valentine’s Day holiday!
Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says
The chores. They kill me!! Love these haystacks, though. 😉