Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 mins
We used to make these all the time growing up. I keep hearing them called "no-bake cookies," but this is the name my mom always called them. Even if they don't set up and harden like they should, the chocolate goo tastes mighty fine eaten with a spoon! **UPDATE: Added 11-6-06** I just tried making these again, and for the jillionth time they didn't set up right. I'm going to confer with my mother to see what I might be doing wrong. Until then...make at your own risk!
- 2 cups sugar
- 1⁄2 cup evaporated milk
- 4 tablespoons cocoa
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1⁄2 cups quick-cooking oats
- Mix first 4 ingredients and bring to a ROLLING BOIL for 2 FULL MINUTES, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat and add the last 2 ingredients.
- Spoon onto wax paper to cool.
The recipe should read: let cool!!! I couldn't wait, and was eating out of the pan, warm. Delicious just like that!!!!! This is between a 3 and a 4, but the taste won out. They never really harden (and the recipe says that), so that's a tiny problem, but they taste really good. I'm putting them in the fridge shortly, and that should work!! Thanks for afternoon snack.