Chocolate Cherry Haystacks

Craving something sweet and chocolatey? Look no further!

We are closing out our cooking class series with a quick and easy no-bake treat! These Chocolate Cherry Haystacks from Ellie Krieger, RD, require just 3-ingredients and take a total of 20 min. Each yummy morsel is filled with fiber-rich shredded wheat and two anti-inflammatory powerhouses, dried cherries and dark chocolate.  Altogether these ingredients create a treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth any time of day. Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too?

Chocolate Cherry Haystacks


3 large shredded wheat biscuits or mini-shredded wheat bites (no sugar added), about 2 1/2 ounces

6 ounces dark chocolate (60% to 70% cocoa solids), chopped

1/3 cup dried cherries (2 ounces)


  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. With your hands, crush the shredded wheat into thread-like pieces into a small bowl.
  2. Place the chocolate on top of a pan filled with a few inches of water. Make sure the bottom of the pan does not touch the water. Bring the water to a simmer. Melt the chocolate, stirring frequently, for about 1 minute or until it has all melted. Remove the chocolate bowl from the heat. Add the crushed shredded wheat and the cherries to the chocolate and stir until well coated.
  3. Using a tablespoon, scoop stacks of the cereal-chocolate mixture onto the wax paper, shaping with fingers as needed. Place in the refrigerator to cool and set, about 20 minutes. Serve at room temperature.

Serving size: 2 pieces

Adapted from

3 Comments Add yours

  1. trkingmomoe says:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I think my grandkids would like this.


    1. Judy Matusky says:

      Thank you. They are sweet (but not too sweet) and crunchy. I think they will enjoy eating and making them- they are super easy to make.


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