Hawaiian haystacks – Pile it on and enjoy


The girls always love when I make haystacks, or rather, they get to make them, because the ingredients are rarely the same twice, and they each get to customize their “chicken sundae.”

Hawaiian haystacks aren’t even from Hawaii, by the way. It’s just that pineapple is a common ingredient and that’s connected to the Hawaii name.

Anyway, if you’ve never made them before, you should. Haystacks are a great way to finish off a bunch of ingredients that you only have a handful of, and if you have picky eaters, no problem…..only add the items each person wants.

Hawaiian Haystacks Recipe:

  • Rice
  • Chicken, chunked or shredded (leftover chicken works great)
  • Chicken sauce/gravy (recipes below)
  • Any number of diced/sliced/chopped ingredients including pineapple, olives, green onions, green peppers, chow mein noodles, mandarin oranges, cheese, avocado

Pile on in order and enjoy. Yep, it’s that simple.

Chicken Sauce Recipe Ideas:

(The links are to recipes that don’t use canned condensed soup, if you’re like me and try to avoid it….but the canned soup version is tasty and fine if you’re okay using it)

  • 1 cup chicken, 1 can cream of chicken soup, 1 cup water, salt and pepper (you could also add sour cream, cream cheese, chicken broth, or milk in addition to or in place of various ingredients….really, it’s not an exact science….work with what you have)
  • Mel’s Kitchen Café
  • Real Mom Kitchen 
  • Your Sacred Calling (this one uses coconut milk

Here’s some of the ingredients from another time I made them:

So colorful. The second item on the top row is chopped almonds, by the way….they give a nice crunch.

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Fruit pizza pie with sugar cookie crust

That would be a fruit pizza.

The bottom is an extra large sugar cookie. The “sauce” is basic cream cheese, sugar, and milk icing. And the toppings include blueberries, strawberries, kiwis, pineapples, and oranges. It’s kind of hard to see, but the centerpiece is an upside down strawberry sliced to hold a pile of more blueberries.

Can you say delicious? Yum!