Chocolate Haystacks
These Chocolate Haystacks are a very welcome fall treat. They're colorful and totally delicious!
  • 2 cups semi-sweet or dark chocolate, chips or broken pieces (I usually use these chocolate chips, these, or these)
  • 1 ½ cups gluten-free chow mein noodles, gluten-free pretzel sticks (like these), or even slivered almonds for smaller treats)
  • 1 ½ cups pistachios, shelled OR up to 1½ cups of other favorite ingredients (e.g., small nuts (or nut pieces), dried cranberries (or Craisins), raisins, sunflower seeds).
  1. Line one very large baking sheet (or two smaller baking sheets) with waxed paper or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Using the double-boiler method, melt chocolate in a large pan. Once chocolate is melted, remove pan from heat and immediately stir in other ingredients. Add additional amount of ingredients if needed to get haystack “clusters.”
  3. Drop bite-size spoonfuls of mixture on prepared baking sheet.
  4. Place baking sheet in freezer for about 10 to 15 minutes so haystacks will set.
  5. Makes a little over a dozen 3-inch haystacks.
Recipe by gfe--gluten free easily at