Prep and Cook Time
20 Mins
Chill Time
1 Hour 15 Mins
Makes 16 haystacks

The flaky texture of these clusters reminds us of Butterfinger candy bars.

How to Make It

Step 1

Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Melt chocolate (see “Melting Chocolate: Be Gentle,â€Â? below). With a heatproof spatula or wooden spoon, stir in graham crackers and 1 cup coconut.

Step 2

Mound heaping tablespoon of mixture onto prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle remaining coconut equally over tops of haystacks. Chill until haystacks are firm, about 1 1/4 hours. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 day or in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Step 3

Melting chocolate: Be gentle. Fill a saucepan with 2 to 3 in. of water. Put finely chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl that will fit over pan (the bottom of the bowl should not touch the water); set bowl aside. Bring water to a boil, turn off heat, then set bowl over pan. Use a heatproof spatula or wooden spoon to stir the chocolate frequently and encourage even melting. Once the chocolate is melted, stir well and use immediately.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per haystack.

Ratings & Reviews

nmossberg's Review

October 17, 2013
I melted the chocolate in the microwave without chopping the squares. Just checked every 30 seconds or so. If you eat these right out of the refrigerator, they are hard as a rock. Took them out when we started dinner and they had softened by the time we were ready to eat them. I love coconut and husband loves chocolate so this is a good combination. A definite repeat.

SaraReina's Review

August 17, 2013

Sherie77's Review

December 23, 2011
I used mini semisweet chocolate chips melted in the microwave to save time, in 30 second intervals and stirring until melted. I also put them in the oven for a few minutes to toast the top coconut. They turned out great tasting but crumbly. I'll definitely be making these again, with less graham cracker and coconut.

ElizabethACasey's Review

October 10, 2011
Simple and Great !

jenng315's Review

November 13, 2008
I found that there were too many grahm crumbs so I had to add more chocolate when I started to stir. They were really good! I didn't do the coconut on top but I would for gifts this season. I let several "testers" taste them and they all agreed they liked them a lot. I'll be making these for Christmas