These delicious haystack cookies are a little tricky to make, but incredibly good when you get them right! The tricky part is that you have to do everything very quickly. Since you’re melting things and boiling things on a stove, it’s important not to let the milk boil for too long, and you don’t want to stop stirring for to long, lest you burn the ingredients at the bottom. I would suggest getting all of your ingredients out and measured before you start, so you don’t have to panic when it’s on the stove. I ended panicing, and believe me, it kinda takes the joy out of creating these lumps of chocolaty goodness.


No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Haystacks


1/2 cup butter

2 cups granulated sugar

1/2 cup milk

4 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

2 teaspoon vanilla

3 – 3 1/2 cups quick cooking oats


1Add the butter, sugar, milk, and cocoa powder in a saucepan.

2Bring to a rolling boil, and boil for 1 minute.

3Stir in the peanut butter, vanilla, and oats and drop onto parchment paper paper.

4Let cool until set, about 10-15 minutes.