An easy to make, easy to disappear, chocolate macaroon-type cookie.

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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix oatmeal and coconut together in a large bowl.

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  • Put other ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. When mixture comes to a boil, let it boil for 2 minutes.(any longer your cookies will be crumbly, any shorter, your cookies will be gooey)

  • Remove from heat and pour over the oatmeal-coconut mixture. Working quickly now, mix well and drop by spoon onto waxed paper. Let sit until firm and cool. Excellent for freezing.

Nutrition Facts

154 calories; 7.7 g total fat; 17 mg cholesterol; 56 mg sodium. 20.7 g carbohydrates; 1.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2007
I read the recipe and something looked wrong. Here's what I did and it turned out yummy. Decrease the butter to 1/2 c. and I increased the cocoa and used tablespoons instead of teaspoons. With 1/2 c butter the ratio between butter, sugar and milk is what starts my regular fudge recipe. But you must decrease the butter. Read More
(114)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/06/2011
This recipe is all wrong...don't use it...I have been making these cookies for 50 years...yes the recipe is that old...I made them for 4 H when I was 12..do the math...Anyway...Put in a 2 quart sauce pan --1/2 cup butter(one stick) 3 tablespoons cocoa 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup evaporated milk..boil 3 minutes from a rolling boil..add 1 teaspoon vanilla fold in 3 cups quick cooking oats and optional 1 cup coconut..drop by spoon fulls of desired size..onto wax paper and let cool..I make these at least once a week when my teen grandkids are in the area...A treat they beg for... Read More
(65)
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2007
I read the recipe and something looked wrong. Here's what I did and it turned out yummy. Decrease the butter to 1/2 c. and I increased the cocoa and used tablespoons instead of teaspoons. With 1/2 c butter the ratio between butter, sugar and milk is what starts my regular fudge recipe. But you must decrease the butter. Read More
(114)
Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2007
I read the recipe and something looked wrong. Here's what I did and it turned out yummy. Decrease the butter to 1/2 c. and I increased the cocoa and used tablespoons instead of teaspoons. With 1/2 c butter the ratio between butter, sugar and milk is what starts my regular fudge recipe. But you must decrease the butter. Read More
(114)
Rating: 1 stars
07/06/2011
This recipe is all wrong...don't use it...I have been making these cookies for 50 years...yes the recipe is that old...I made them for 4 H when I was 12..do the math...Anyway...Put in a 2 quart sauce pan --1/2 cup butter(one stick) 3 tablespoons cocoa 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup evaporated milk..boil 3 minutes from a rolling boil..add 1 teaspoon vanilla fold in 3 cups quick cooking oats and optional 1 cup coconut..drop by spoon fulls of desired size..onto wax paper and let cool..I make these at least once a week when my teen grandkids are in the area...A treat they beg for... Read More
(65)
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Rating: 4 stars
06/26/2007
These were good and easy to make. I did decrease the butter to 1/2 cup and increased the cocoa powder to 5 TBSP instead of tsp. Thanks for the tip from another review...Would absolutely recommend these yummy treats! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/27/2003
I didn't care for these myself. They didn't come out for me...maybe I did something wrong but they wouldn't harden and I even left them overnight... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2008
Excellent recipe...only thing I changed was the cocoa I prefer the "special dark" I think it gives it an enhanced chocolate taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2009
I love this recipe. I have been using it for a while. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2009
Great recipe I reduce the butter and added 5 tablespoons. Glad I read the reviews as this is one of my families favorite recipes. Read More
(7)
Rating: 2 stars
01/23/2007
Wish I'd read the reviews before going to the kitchen. Not a great texture to these cookies. Not sure what happened but the chocolate pooled around the bottom of the cookie leaving a dry pile of oats & coconut on top. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/19/2006
I won't make this version of no bake again. They formed together ok but I could taste the milk which made them taste sour. Maybe not enough choc. was added. Read More
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