Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
I have been making this recipe since I was in the first grade. It was my teachers favourite.
- 6 tablespoons cocoa
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cups oatmeal
- 1 cup coconut
- Boil first 4 ingredients for 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat and add vanilla.
- Pour over oatmeal and coconut and mix well.
- Drop tsp fulls onto wax paper and wait until dry and easy to lift off paper.
Was pressed for time so instead of making cookies (time consuming to drop onto cookie sheet one by one) I doubled the batch and spread evenly on a 9x13 pan (put parchment paper on pan first) and cooled in fridge. When cooled, I cut into squares and voila, the best! Bite sized heavenly morsels and no fussing making cookies. All the guests loved it. I omitted 1/2 cup of sugar when I doubled the batch as I had only sweetened coconut on hand. Had great results from boiling 2 min as well. Didn't find them too dry or sticky, just right. Would do it this way again as it was a huge time saver.
very tasty but not hard enough to stick together to serve as a cookie. Messy! Instructions should say to boil longer than 2 minutes.
So good. I made this five days ago. My husband ate almost half of them in a day. I'm making them again right now. I might let the mixture boil a wee bit longer this time. I think I took them off early, because they were much softer than I expected.