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Dark Chocolate Coconut Haystacks {Paleo & Vegan}

Dark Chocolate Coconut Haystacks {Paleo & Vegan}

Are you craving a sweet treat that is satisfying, delicious and yet not loaded with added sugar?  These paleo Chocolate Coconut Haystacks are the perfect choice! 

With just two ingredients, these chocolate haystacks are a crunchy, decadent dessert.

Paleo Chocolate Coconut Haystacks

Chocolate coconut haystacks are so easy to make.  You don’t even need a double boiler to melt the chocolate!

Simply quick tempered the chocolate in the microwave using these easy-to-follow steps.

Melting dark chocolate for coconut haystacks

With just two ingredients, these toasted pecan chocolate haystacks are a quick and easy dessert that are naturally gluten-free and dairy-free. 

Depending on the chocolate you choose, these chocolate haystacks can also be paleo, vegan, and keto friendly!

Choosing a Healthier Dark Chocolate

I use 72% dark chocolate for all of my baking and desserts.   Trader Joe’s sells a 72% dark chocolate that is delicious and reasonably priced.  However, the TJ’s dark chocolate is sweetened with refined sugar, and is therefore not paleo.

Thrive Market also sells a good paleo 72% dark chocolate sweetened with coconut sugar.

Please note that I am not compensated by either Trader Joe’s or Thrive Market for these recommendations.  I am simply sharing recommendations for products that I choose to purchase.

Chocolate Coconut Haystack Recipe

Paleo dark chocolate coconut haystack recipe

Dark Chocolate Coconut Haystacks {Paleo & Vegan}

Yield: 20 haystacks
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Full of crunchy toasted coconut and dark chocolate, these chocolate coconut haystacks are a delicious and satisfying healthier treat.  Plus they are paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan!


  • 200 grams dark chocolate, I prefer 72% dark chocolate
  • 100 grams coconut flakes, unsweetened


Toast Coconut

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. Evenly distribute coconut flakes on baking sheet and toast in oven for 1 to 2 minutes, until golden.  Set aside to cool

Quick Temper Chocolate

  1. Chop chocolate into small chunks, transfer all but the smallest crumbs/pieces to a glass bowl
  2. Melt chocolate in microwave, stirring every 20 seconds, until mostly melted
  3. Continue to stir chocolate until completely melted and cool to touch
  4. Add chocolate crumbs to melted chocolate, stir to incorporate

Make Chocolate Coconut Haystacks

  1. Add cooled toasted coconut flakes to tempered chocolate.  Stir until the coconut is fully coated with chocolate
  2. Scoop rounded tablespoons of the chocolate and coconut mixture onto parchment paper to set
  3. Once set, serve or store in an air-tight container for up to one week
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 85Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information calculated by Nutritionix

Other paleo desserts you may enjoy:

Paleo coconut macaroon recipe
Paleo lemon custard served with fresh blueberries
Paleo fruit and nut chocolate bark with dried strawberries and pistachios

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