Coconut Haystack Recipe (Keto /Low Carb)

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If you want a keto friendly treat, then my Coconut Haystack Recipe is just what you need. This is super easy to make and stores great so you have a sweet treat all week long!

This Coconut Haystack Recipe is keto friendly and a perfect chocolate coconut treat to satisfy your cravings. Ready in minutes, it is an easy snack to make!

Coconut Haystack Recipe

I have to admit, that I still like something sweet after dinner. It doesn’t have to be much, just a little bite or two is satisfying. I’ve tried lots of different fat bomb recipes and have liked most of them. Since I started keto, I’ve had lots of people ask if I have tried Lily’s Chocolate Chips. Up until yesterday, I had not. Hello, amazing!

They are sugar-free, Non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, and fair trade. They are also low in carbs with one serving being only two net carbs, and they taste great. Since my days are hectic, I wanted to create an easy recipe that would satisfy my sweet craving. I love coconut and chocolate and thought homemade chocolate haystacks would be the perfect solution. Gracious, I was right! They turned out so delicious!

Now, where do you find Lily’s Chocolate Chips? I haven’t found anywhere locally that sells Lily’s Chocolate Chips, so I ordered mine online. I’ve heard that Whole Foods, Sprouts, and Fresh Market carries them. They aren’t cheap, but are worth it to me! Here are two options, if you can’t find any at your local store. Amazon is my first go-to resource for most everything. You can find Lily’s Chips here. Also, as I mentioned in my post, 10 Easy Ways to Eat Keto on a Budget, Vitacost is a great resource for Keto and healthy living-related items. You can get $5 free off your first purchase for creating a new account here. Once you create your account, search “Lily’s Chocolate Chips” in the search bar to see current pricing.

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Coconut Haystacks (Keto /Low Carb)

If you want a keto friendly treat, then my Coconut Haystack Recipe is just what you need. This is super easy to make and stores great so you have a sweet treat all week long!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Freezer10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Haystack Recipe
Servings: 16
Calories: 123kcal
Author: Kasey Trenum



  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Spread coconut on a cookie sheet and bake for 3 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, stir, then cook again for 3 minutes or until coconut is lightly browned.
  • Using a double boiler, bring water to a boil, then turn down to simmer.
  • Add 1/2 a bag of Lily's Chocolate Chips and butter in a double boiler and stir until completely melted.
  • Add toasted coconut to melted chocolate. Unsweetened coconut varies in shape and size so it may take a little less than the amount I have listed. Keep adding coconut until it is completely coated with the melted chocolate.
  • Spoon approx a 1/2 to 3/4 a tablespoon at a time on parchment paper.
  • Set in freezer for 10 minutes, then store in the fridge.


Calories: 123kcal
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Nutritional Information for Keto Coconut Haystacks Recipe

If you are like many, you are curious about what this whole keto thing is about. We have a great Guide to Getting Started with Keto that is perfect for helping you to learn more about the process and get off to a good start. You may want to know how much of each thing to eat every day. Use our post with the Best Keto Apps to Count Macros to help learn more about where to begin.

Nutritional Information per MyFitnessPal app – 123 Calories, Fat 11.4, Protein, 1.3, Carbs 8.1 – 5.2 Fiber & 1.8 Sugar Alcohols = 1.1 Net Carbs

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More Keto Recipes

If you love this easy keto coconut haystack recipe, then you will love the others listed in my Keto Recipe Index. Below are a few of my personal favorite dessert like treats!


  1. I made these yesterday. They would not hold together so I added 2 tablespoons of peanut butter. They are really good. One a day is a big treat.

  2. I added 1 roasted almond to each haystack before freezing. Now I have mini “almond joys” and am guilt free every time I have one. 😉

    1. You can use one pot and a slighter larger heatproof bowl (any kitchen-grade metal, glass or ceramic bowl). Your pot goes on the burner and the bowl sits on the rim of the pot with enough room so that it doesn’t come into contact with an inch or two of water underneath. Bring the water to a boil, turn the heat down to low and put your bowl on it. Then put your ingredients in the bowl.

    1. You’re welcome. For your convenience, I have included a link to Amazon for unsweetened coconut. Just click on ‘unsweetened coconut flakes’ in the recipe card.

  3. 4 stars
    Hello- Lily’s comes in more than one size of bag now. What size did you use? Also, I found Lily’s at my local Wal Mart grocery store.

    1. They used to all be 9oz, which is what I used. My Walmart carries them too, but they always seem to be out of stock.

    1. Yea that’s how I make these. They taste really good with peanut butter and hold together better

  4. 5 stars
    The recipe is so easy but I’d like to have weights please as 1/2 bag is too general and how many stacks do you get to result in 123 calories each?

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review. One of my hubs favorite candies is a good coconut haystack so this was a win for him too! If you need a weight on the 1/2 bag of chocolate chips you can just look at the total weight of the bag and divide by 2. This will give you the weight you are needing. The recipe card shows there are 16 servings.

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