These are really quick and delicious.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
48
Yield:
3 - 4 dozen
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In large bowl combine oats, vanilla and salt. Stir in pecans.

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  • In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, evaporated milk, butter and cocoa. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat, stir in oats mixture.

  • Drop mixture by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper. Let cool.

Nutrition Facts

88 calories; protein 1.1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 12.5g 4% DV; fat 4.1g 6% DV; cholesterol 5.8mg 2% DV; sodium 16.8mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (51)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2008
i made these cookies with apple cinnamon instant oatmeal and they were wonderful. DON"T FORGET: let the chocolate sugar and butter BOIL for about 3 minutes!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/13/2003
I wanted to make these because I had some at a babyshower recently and they were so good. I made this recipe today and they didn't quite turn out right. The cookies never "set" so I had to throw all 3 dozen away. They turned out sticky and gooey and they weren't very chocolatey. My daughter wanted one so I let her have one even though they never set. I don't know if I did some thing wrong but I wouldn't probably make them again. On the plus side they were very quick and easy to make. Read More
(7)
56 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2008
i made these cookies with apple cinnamon instant oatmeal and they were wonderful. DON"T FORGET: let the chocolate sugar and butter BOIL for about 3 minutes!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2007
Quick and easy. BIG HINT: Let the syrup mixture boil (and I mean rolling boil) for 3 minutes. This will let the syrup turn into a fudgy binding that WILL set up in the fridge. Just make sure it doesn't boil over. If you do that they will set perfectly every time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2007
These are fantastic. So delicious! I didn't have evaporated milk so I used regular cow's milk instead. Very good recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2006
These are frighteningly addicting! Needed to use up some evaporated milk and came across this recipe. Accidentally skipped the vanilla and did 2 scant cups of sugar. I let it boil for a couple minutes to be sure the sugar dissolved stirring constantly. I dropped these onto wax paper on cookie sheets and made them pretty small and let them set up in the freezer for about 15 minutes and they were perfect! Better go eat my tenth one now! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/19/2007
Since I don't like peanut butter and my husband and kids don't like coconut I thought this recipe was a good option. As I started making a batch I realized that I didn't have any cocoa powder. I'm not a chocoholic so I simply made this batch without any cocoa. In addition to not using the cocoa powder I decreased the sugar to just 1 1/2 cups and added the salt and vanilla to the butter/milk/sugar mixture. I also omitted the nuts and added another cup of oats. I had read previous reviews that indicated their cookies were gooey and didn't set up hence substituting the additional oats for the nuts. I also let the liquid mixture boil for two minutes. DO NOT OVERBOIL THOUGH! Lastly because my kids love chocolate I sprinkled mini M&Ms on the tops of the cookies. Do NOT stir the M&Ms into the hot mixture they will melt. I did need to push the mini M&Ms into the cookies a little bit so that they wouldn't fall to the base of the cookies. All in all I think my version is tasty and colorful. You can use certain color M&Ms for holidays and use school colors for bake sales and sporting events. One last hint. My kids went wild when they saw the finished product but I needed the cookies to cool off. When they weren't looking I simply placed my wax paper lined cookie sheet (with the cooling cookies) into our (cold) oven and set the timer for 30 minutes. I found this to be a great way to hide the temptation until the cookies were truly ready. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
05/13/2003
I wanted to make these because I had some at a babyshower recently and they were so good. I made this recipe today and they didn't quite turn out right. The cookies never "set" so I had to throw all 3 dozen away. They turned out sticky and gooey and they weren't very chocolatey. My daughter wanted one so I let her have one even though they never set. I don't know if I did some thing wrong but I wouldn't probably make them again. On the plus side they were very quick and easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2008
never make these if the humidity is high or if it is raining. they will never set--will always be sticky. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/11/2003
This recipe tastes delightful!! And it is incredibly fast and easy. Mine were a bit gooey too but I think if I would have made the cookies smaller (maybe 1 in. diameter?) that would have improved. I will try this recipe again for sure and attempt to perhaps either use more oats by 1/2 a cup or so or maybe boil it a bit longer. (I boiled them for a little under a minute to try to insure right texture.) I didn't put the nuts in but I imagine that would help a little too. They taste FANTASTIC though! Thank you for sharing it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2010
This recipe turns out perfect everytime. I added half a cup of peanut butter to the chocolate mixture and let it boil for 3 solid minutes and they turn out perfect every time. Love it. Read More
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