Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 min

This is one of my families favorite recipes. They request them for EVERY family get-together. And now I'm requested to also bring them to every lunchon at work.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In saucepan combine sugar, cocoa, milk and margarine.
  2. Stirring constantly, bring to a full boil, and boil for 1 minute.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in peanut butter until peanut butter is completely melted and add vanilla.
  5. Stir in oats.
  6. Quickly, drop by spoonfuls on wax paper.
  7. Allow to cool.
  8. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Great cookies - easy to make, quick and taste terrific. I had to use soy milk and it worked just fine. I didn't count how many cookies it made, but there were plenty that were about 2" long shaped like "elephant toes". Thanks for posting this, Darla. I'm sending them off with hubby on his road trip - too much of a temptation for me to keep in the house.

Granny Moses May 21, 2010

I have been looking for the recipe for a long time a kid we called them elephant toes and we rolled them in powderd adult boys were asking me about them a few months ago....thanks for sharing! I used Herseys Special Dark Cocoa powder and I am telling you it is fantastic!!!! I also adjusted the cooking time to 3 mins and added about 1/2 cup more oats :)

Chef Lynnie P December 04, 2009

Quick, easy and a great flavor. This is a winner for sure especially when you want cookies and want them fast!!! I used the creamy peanut butter and can't ait to try them with the chunky. This is a winner, Darla Emerson, thanks for sharing.

Merlot August 05, 2008