Krystin’s Chocolate Haystacks

May 11, 2020

This recipe was submitted by Krystin Kruttek, Van Outreach/ Community Points Worker at The AIDS Network as a part of our A Taste at Home campaign.



2 cups white sugar

1/2 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)

1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine

1/2 cup cocoa

1 cup coconut

3 cups oatmeal



Heat sugar, milk, vanilla, cocoa and butter to boil. 


Boil for 3 minutes only (use a timer).


Take pot off stove.


Mix in remaining ingredients.


Drop by spoonful onto ungreased wax paper.


Let cool before eating.


Makes 4 dozen.


While we may not be able to come together for an evening of great food and supporting our cause, great food can still bring us together, and so we are sharing with you the favourite recipes of our team, volunteers and community partners! Over the next few weeks we will be adding to this virtual cookbook to help inspire you in your own kitchen, and we hope our A Taste at Home campaign bring you the comfort these recipes bring our contributors. While we may be physically distant, we can still come together in a spirit of sharing and giving.

If you are enjoying our recipes and you are able at this time, please consider making a donation to The AIDS Network. Fundraising is a crucial component in our ability to provide programs and services to our most vulnerable clients. Food security programs are especially necessary in this difficult time, and are wholly supported by fundraising dollars. You can make a donation through our Canada Helps page. To find out more about the campaign and to see other recipes, visit www.aidsnetwork.ca/a-taste-at-home