Peanut-free! These no-bake chocolate macaroons are also known as 'Frogs and Haystacks.' My mother has been making these since before I was born; she passed this down to me. There are many no-bake cookies out there, but I like these best. Store in an airtight container in a cool spot. These can be frozen.

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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 work surface with waxed paper.

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  • Stir oats, cocoa powder, and coconut together in a large bowl.

  • Whisk sugar, milk, and butter together in a nonstick pot; bring to a boil and cook, stirring constantly, until sugar is completely dissolved, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir vanilla extract into butter mixture.

  • Stir oat mixture into butter mixture until well-combined. Drop mixture by the spoonful onto waxed paper and let sit until set, at least 15 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Lay out your waxed paper beforehand; these cookies come together very quickly! You will want to get them portioned out fast before they set-up. I use a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop, and it goes quickly.

Nutrition Facts

128 calories; 5.2 g total fat; 11 mg cholesterol; 35 mg sodium. 20.2 g carbohydrates; 1.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2015
Love this recipe! Worked out perfect for my little Easter treat! Easter Egg Nests!! They were ready in less than 25 minutes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/01/2015
While this recipe is tasty the resulting cookies never firm up. After refrigerating them overnight they were still unable to hold shape. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2015
Love this recipe! Worked out perfect for my little Easter treat! Easter Egg Nests!! They were ready in less than 25 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/01/2015
While this recipe is tasty the resulting cookies never firm up. After refrigerating them overnight they were still unable to hold shape. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2015
Love this recipe! Worked out perfect for my little Easter treat! Easter Egg Nests!! They were ready in less than 25 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2015
I added an extra 1/2 cup of oats and cut the sugar down to 1 cup. They set up great and taste delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2017
wonderful piece of nostalgia! I used real butter and about 1/2c more coconut just because we all love coconut and as result was able to cut back the sugar by 1/2c. They turned out perfect and set up well. so glad to have this recipe back thanks Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2015
Great recipe delicious. Not too runny formed up into a soft formed cookie in about half an hour. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2019
These are delicious. I've made them twice and the first batch set well in the freezer. Second batch is sticky even after freezing. Will try upping the coconut or oatmeal next batch and reducing the sugar. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2018
Yum! My almost 3 year old and I decided to make these today and he got to pour and stir the ingredients. We added a handful of chocolate chips at the end when we were stirring everything together. They melted in nicely. The macaroons look delicious. Definitely making these again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2016
Thank you for posting this! I remember making these in the kitchen with my mom when I was young. I make these every Christmas and everyone loves them. I add more coconut and sometimes a tablespoon more coco powder. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2018
Awesome and easy. Read More