Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

These have been in my family since the early 1920's when my Gramma Alice made up the recipe. They have been a family favorite forever.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring first 7 ingredients to a rolling boil.
  2. Cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Add quick cooking Oatmeal.
  5. Mix well and drop by teaspoon onto wax paper or parchment paper.
  6. Let cool.
  7. Note: After I have let them cool, I put them in an AIR TIGHT container.
  8. Regarding Chef #219653’s review all I can say is NO KIDDING Back then she used Butter; then when it was said butter wasn’t good for a person she changed it to margarine. She used to have to moisten the oats first (patting out the excess water) and then add them to the boiled ingredients. I believe it took about 40 – 45 minutes to do the recipe back then ( I can’t remember for sure) and I cannot ask her as she died in September 1979.
  9. Thank for you review as it made me clarify original recipe.


Most Helpful

These are great and I thank your Gramma Alice for coming up with her recipe

RDT April 13, 2006

This is truely a Five Star recipe,no matter who made it up they were one smart cook-ie....and I have been making this recipe for many many years myself,and make them for every bake sale our church has,and sell out each and every time. They are so rich and taste like hot fudge. I LOVE THEM!!! Darlene

Darlene Summers November 03, 2005

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