Hair Balls

Recipe by CoffeeB
READY IN: 34mins
YIELD: 24 cookies


  • 12
    cup cocoa
  • 12
    cup butter
  • 2
    cups sugar
  • 12
    cup milk
  • 2
    cups oatmeal, quick-cooking
  • 1
    cup chow mein noodles
  • 2
    cups shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 4
    ounces plain chocolate candies (M&M mini's)


  • Prepare coconut by placing 1 cup each into two quart-sized zip-lock baggies.
  • Add a few drops of a food color to each bag. (If making for Christmas, skip this part.).
  • Shake the bag vigorously to distribute.
  • Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, combine cocoa, butter, sugar and milk, mixing well.
  • Bring to a boil and cover saucepan for 30 seconds to allow sugar crystals to melt completely.
  • Stir mixture and bring to a boil that can't be stirred down for 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until smooth.
  • Add oatmeal and mix well.
  • Let the mix stand for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally to let the oats absorb some of the liquid.
  • Add chow mein noodles and stir to coat.
  • Drop mix by spoonfuls onto waxed paper or parchment lined baking sheets.
  • Let cool until you can touch the mix, then take the cookie and drop it into the bag of colored (or white) coconut, rolling it around to coat.
  • Remove from the bag and place on wax paper.
  • Add two eyes (candies) near the top of the ball.
  • Store at room temperature.