Cooking Chocolate Haystacks

By Michele Vieux

In HD Videos, Nutrition

May 05, 2012

Video Article

No, it’s not Paleo. But it’s not completely awful for you either.

“Dessert’s dessert, right? It’s a treat,” says CrossFit Invictus coach and chef extraordinaire Michele Vieux. “We’re just making the dessert a little bit better option for you so if you do want to cheat, you don’t have to feel as bad about it.”

She begins by melting a bar of 85 percent dark chocolate in a makeshift double boiler. After the chocolate melts, Vieux adds two handfuls of blueberries. Once the fruit is coated, she scoops it out with a spatula and onto a cookie sheet covered in plastic. She uses the remaining chocolate to coat unsweetened, shredded coconut for “haystacks.”

The entire tray of 20 servings or so goes into the refrigerator for 5 minutes so the chocolate can harden. What comes out, Vieux says, are “little explosions of deliciousness.”

To download the recipe for chocolate haystacks, click here.

Video by Again Faster.

9min 26sec

HD file size: 263 MB
SD wmv file size: 113 MB
SD mov file size: 59 MB

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Additional reading: The Kitchen WOD by Nick Massie, published Nov. 2, 2011.



4 Comments on “Cooking Chocolate Haystacks”


wrote …

These haystacks can't possibly be bad for you. My wife always tells me chocolate is a major food group.


wrote …

It's easy to find recipes for desserts that are NOT Paleo. Choose ones that are in the future. I'm a new subscriber and I very much enjoy the site. Keep up the great work! Thanks.


wrote …

David: I think this would be considered fair-game by most paleoes. Dark chocolate, blueberries and coconut are all good. This looks delicious by the way! Meatza + this dessert would be an awesome night!


wrote …

Looks awesome! Thanks!
David remember its a diet not a religion

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