Monday, December 08, 2008


What do you make when you're still waiting for your oven to be repaired and everyone around you wants something sweet? You make Haystacks is what you do.

No doubt you've heard about these cookies (which have been around for years) and know that they come in a multitude of variations. Most recipes include the dry chow mein noodles but I opted for corn flakes because I think they look neater.

They're really a kid-friendly no-bake cookie. Melt, stir, scoop, and chill. They were a little messy though, and more than once I had a stack fall apart on me. I pretty much left them in the shape of the measuring scoop I used because I was afraid to touch them - they're fragile before they firm up.

All in all, haystacks are an impressive, crunchy and easy treat to make and, as a bonus, the recipe makes a whole bunch. Make them smaller if you want more cookies and personalize them as you like. Topping with red, green and white sprinkles would definitely look festive on any cookie tray.

Recipe: Haystacks


Bunny said...

How aweful your still waiting for your oven to be fixed. These treats look great!

Aparna Balasubramanian said...

As funny as this may seem, I've never heard of these before.
But I'm going to find a recipe for my daughter to make. She's 12 and enjoys pottering in the kitchen.:)

Anonymous said...

OMG So sorry you are still without your oven. Hope you get it fixed and working before Christmas.

Anonymous said...

These are the first cookies I made on my own as a kid. In my home we called them macaroons. Its freeing to have a great cookie that requires no oven. Go no bake!

Carole said...

Were you without your oven for Christmas? Gosh, I hope not

breadchick said...

Haystacks along with the old "no bake" oatmeal cookie have always been Christmas favourites in my house.

Hope you get your oven back soon!

Anonymous said...

This dish looks so beautiful with the colors, I'm sure it'll be a big hit with the kids!

Hawaiian Haystacks Toppings:
- pineapple tidbits
- shredded coconut
- diced mango
- chopped celery
- sliced yellow or green pepper
- sliced water chestnuts
- chow mein noodles
- cashew halves