Wednesday, March 07, 2012

No bake, peanut-free cookies

Almost Instant Chocolate Cookies
Class Treats Take-To-School Goodies For Every Occasion Copyright 2003

1 ½ cups sugar
½ cup butter or margarine
½ cup milk
½ cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 ½ cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup shredded coconut

Line several baking sheets with wax paper or just place several long sheets on countertop.

Combine sugar, butter, milk and cocoa in saucepan over medium heat.

Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to boil.

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, oats and coconut.

Working quickly, drop rounded teaspoonsfuls of mixture onto wax paper. Let cool and enjoy.

These no-bake cookies aren't pretty but don't let that fool you.  The peanut butter version of these are a favorite of many and quite popular but we don't do peanut butter in our house.  I've been looking for a good version without peanut butter for some time.  I've made a version with butterscotch pudding which were good but a little bit over-the-top sweet and I know many people are not a fan of that fake butterscotch flavor.

This recipe was a winner.  Most of my coworkers love coconut and so do I. They were fudgy and delicious and I would definitely make these again.  Of course I said that about the butterscotch version and I've yet to make another batch but now that I've been reminded of that recipe, I just might.

I didn't even realize it when I picked this book up but all of the recipes are nut-free. This is a photo-less book but I was still drawn to it. It seems to have a lot of recipes I haven't seen before (not very usual anymore).


Anonymous said...

Good tasty, I think ^_^

Annie at Haphazard Homestead said...

Kat and Shane love the peanut butter version, but I'm sure I'd like this one better myself...and that they'd like it too. Thanks for posting it!

Lucia said...

they look yummy. Could you send me the peanut butter version? Peanut butter has gone up like 2 bucks it's ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of something I make that is just as easy. Chocolate Haystacks (you can make butterscotch ones, also). The only ingredients are chocolate bark, cashews and chow mein noodles. Everyone raves about them.


Cate O'Malley said...

The kids love these cookies, and I love the pb version. Never seen it with coconut, will have to give it a try.