Looking for a quick, easy, and irresistibly delicious treat? These No-Bake Peanut Butter Haystacks are just the thing! Combining the creamy richness of peanut butter with the wholesome goodness of oats and the sweet touch of honey, these treats are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth without any fuss. Whether you need a last-minute dessert or a simple snack, these haystacks are sure to delight everyone. Plus, with the option to add nuts, chocolate chips, or even dried fruit, you can customize them to your heart’s content. Let’s get started on these no-bake wonders!
1 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy, depending on preference)
1/2 cup honey or maple syrup (for sweetness)
1/2 cup coconut oil (or butter, melted)
2 cups oats (old-fashioned oats work best)
1 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
1/2 cup nuts (like almonds or walnuts, chopped)
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional, for added sweetness)
Prepare Baking Sheet: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick mat.
Mix Wet Ingredients: In a medium saucepan, combine peanut butter, honey (or maple syrup), and coconut oil. Heat over medium heat until the mixture is well combined and smooth. Remove from heat.
Add Dry Ingredients: Stir in the oats, shredded coconut, and chopped nuts until everything is well coated with the peanut butter mixture. If you’re using chocolate chips, let the mixture cool slightly before adding them to prevent melting.
Form Haystacks: Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto your prepared baking sheet. You can shape them into mounds or haystacks using a spoon or your hands.
Chill: Refrigerate the haystacks for at least 30 minutes or until they’re set and firm.
Serve: Once chilled and firm, your peanut butter haystacks are ready to serve. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.