September 15, 2010

Three-Ingredient Chocolate Haystacks

No joke! Three ingredients. And they are soooo delicious!
I'm a busy gal right now, so I'm looking to pare down my go-to recipes to just the quickest and easiest stuff I can find. These haystack candies fit the bill perfectly when I crave a sweet. Check it out...

1 1/2 cups vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter
4 cups corn flakes, or your favorite "flake" cereal (I used organic 7-grain flakes)
  • In a double boiler (or in a heat-safe bowl placed atop a saucepan half full of water), melt your chocolate chips over medium-low heat, stirring frequently. 
  • Add peanut butter to the chocolate chips, and continue to stir until everything is melted and completely mixed together.
  • In a large bowl, dump out your corn flakes. Use a spatula to scrape chocolate and peanut butter mixture over the flakes. 
  • Lick the spatula.
  • Gently stir everything together until corn flakes are evenly coated with chocolate.
  • Use a large spoon or cookie scoop to form "stacks" by placing them on a cookie sheet. Then put the cookie sheet in the fridge until they've hardened. 
  • Store in a Tupperware bowl in the fridge.
  • Enjoy!
P.S. You may have noticed that things are a bit slow on the Bankrupt Vegan site right now. Well, I'm back in grad school, my daughter started preschool and my husband began college full-time while also continuing to work full-time. So, we are an incredibly busy family! On top of that, I have been asked to test recipes for an upcoming cookbook, and to take photos for it as well! I'm incredibly honored to have been asked, and I can't wait to give you guys all the details when the book comes out. Stay tuned! Until I have completed that project, I will be tied up quite a bit, but I will post as often as I can. Stay groovy!


Vic Robinson said...

I make a similar recipe but i also add coconut! I guess that would make it a 4 ingredient recipe. :/

Jennifer M. said...

Hey, you can add all the ingredients you want buddy. It's your haystack and you can "takes it how you likes it!"
The next time I make these, I think I might add coconut and sunflower seeds. They are so versatile, I think you can pretty much add whatever you want and they are going to taste great!

Unknown said...

I love this recipe. What would you sub if a person is allergic to nuts?

Jennifer M. said...

I would probably sub with more chocolate chips (you can vary with white chocolate or another favorite) or you could try soy butter. If you do, let me know how it turns out!