David's No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Drops

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

These really easy, rich had delicious Chocolate Drops have been made by my husband pretty much for as long as we've been married. He gives them by the plateful at Christmas and everyone looks forward to them. He used to use evaporated milk but we don't usually have that on hand so he switched to regular milk. You could use either. Dont' be fooled by their apperance at first as they might look too runny, but they will set up after they sit and cool for a few minutes. I have seen variations of this with peanut butter, but these are peanut butter free.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put milk, sugar, butter and cocoa in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute being careful not to scorch.
  2. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
  3. Stir in oats.
  4. Drop by teaspoonful onto waxed paper until cool.


Most Helpful

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! I've been looking for this recipe for ages. I despise the combination of chocolate and peanut butter - and lost my original recipe for these - I was becoming desperate when every recipe I found had either peanut butter or coconut and I wanted the cookies I remember from my childhood!

The Simple Recipe Diva October 16, 2010

My husband love this kind of cookie. I Read all the recipes over and over. I made yours recipe today and he was very pleased with it. It is hard to make these with out them wanting to crumble. He ate one and said This is it and just loved it. Thank you for posting this. it will be along time cookie in our home.

millerk October 30, 2009

My family loves these cookies and they are very easy to make and keep in the fridge.

Kitty_Pile_Up December 11, 2008

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