Delicious cookie...the only thing you have to worry about is eating them all before the family gets home! In my opinion, they are best stored at room temperature because it makes them nice and soft. But if you like a harder cookie, store them in the fridge.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.

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  • Heat butter in a large saucepan over medium heat; stir in sugar, milk, cocoa powder, and salt. Bring mixture to a boil until sugar dissolves, 7 to 8 minutes. Do not stir while boiling. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in oats, coconut, and vanilla extract.

  • Drop coconut mixture by spoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate until set, at least 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

123 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 18.8g; fat 5.1g; cholesterol 10.6mg; sodium 60.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2012
These are super. I was out of cocoa so I used a square of bakers semi-sweet chocolate. Poured the mixture into an 8x8 parchment lined pan. This mixture is delicious however I did add to it. I melted 3/4 of a cup of milk chocolate morsels and 1.5 Tbs of peanut butter in the microwave for 45 seconds and spread that over the top of the mixture. Decorated with sprinkled coconut refrigerated and then cut into bars. The submitter is right about eating them all! Wow these are so addictive. Thanks bperry80 Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/07/2013
This came out too sweet and the bars weren't solid. I would use half as much sugar next time and less butter. Read More
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2012
These are super. I was out of cocoa so I used a square of bakers semi-sweet chocolate. Poured the mixture into an 8x8 parchment lined pan. This mixture is delicious however I did add to it. I melted 3/4 of a cup of milk chocolate morsels and 1.5 Tbs of peanut butter in the microwave for 45 seconds and spread that over the top of the mixture. Decorated with sprinkled coconut refrigerated and then cut into bars. The submitter is right about eating them all! Wow these are so addictive. Thanks bperry80 Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2013
My husband loves this recipe. I've made them in a a brownie pan with the chocolate layer like the one user suggested. I've made them replacing the white sugar with brown and they still turned out great. Thanks for the wonderful easy recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2013
Delicious and easy to make. Will be making them again in the future. I put them in a baking pan instead of dropping each one on a baking sheet they were easy to cut and store in the freezer. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2013
awesome recipe! i flattened out the mix into a pan to make bar cookies. i melted some semi sweet chocolate and poured on top. once hardened i cut into bars. also added an extra tablespoon of cocoa since i love chocolate! next time i will double the recipe to make them into a more substantial bar cookie. thankyou for such an easy delicious dessert. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2013
Perfect...just perfect for an easy and quick cookie. My family loved this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2016
Going through chemo at the time that I made these it's hard to find food that I enjoy tasting! So because I didn't care for the large pieces of oats the only change I made was using quick oats instead. My husband and my grandson couldn't get enough!....Me neither!:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2012
so tasty great for someone like myself who has a sweet tooth. disappeared from the fridge within a day! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2017
I added much more coconut and I love it. My mom used to make exactly that recipe and I've been looking for it. Not as complicated as I thought. Perfect snack for me and I only use sugar substitutes for health reasons. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2013
Well this was a fail for me but they tasted SO good! I should have went with my instincts and not boiled it that long. I must have boiled too much of the liquid out. As soon as it was done boiling and I added the rest of the ingredients I knew something was wrong. These were so DRY and crumbly it looked like granola when it was done. I tried to press it into a pan but it didn't work. We ended up eating it like granola by the handfuls. It was delicious!! I'm going to try again today. Maybe I'll boil it on a lower setting or add more liquid. I'm giving four stars because it did taste incredibly good and none of the other reviewers had the same problem as I did. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/07/2013
This came out too sweet and the bars weren't solid. I would use half as much sugar next time and less butter. Read More