This recipe is very easy to make.

Dee
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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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  • In a saucepan bring sugar, cocoa, milk and butter or margarine to a boil. Remove from heat.

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  • Stir in oats, coconut, nuts and salt. Drop quickly from teaspoon on wax paper. Let cool.

Nutrition Facts

180.3 calories; 2.8 g protein; 27.8 g carbohydrates; 10.6 mg cholesterol; 45.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2008
I added 1/2 cup of applesauce instead of the butter and the cookies turned out just the same.....but a little healthier!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2009
I've made these for years, we simply call them "no-bakes" and I dont add any nuts or coconut.(peanut butter after the boil instead) Just a note for the boiling process, stir all the while its on the burner, when it come to a hard boil(one you can't stir down) keep stirring and boiling for one minute,( i count it out one-thousand one, one-thousand two, etc.) then get it off the burner right away, then stir in the remaining. avoid scraping the sides of the pan too, as it gets sugar-y consistancy. this should help those who had the 'too runny' or 'too hard' problems. Also stir together the sugar and cocoa before adding the wet ingredients, this allows the cocoa to mix better. Read More
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75 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 50
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2008
I added 1/2 cup of applesauce instead of the butter and the cookies turned out just the same.....but a little healthier!! Read More
(70)
Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2008
I added 1/2 cup of applesauce instead of the butter and the cookies turned out just the same.....but a little healthier!! Read More
(70)
Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2006
So yummy! We both ate them all up in 2 days. Only thing different that we did was omit the peanuts and put a tablespoon of peanut butter instead.:) I am going to make these again TONIGHT! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2009
These have always been my favorite cookies though I know them as 'No Bake Cookies' and usually omit the coconut and peanuts and use a tsp of vanilla extract. A tip for people who find the cookies too crumbly or too gooey it's very important that you only let the wet ingredients boil for one minute (minute starts when it comes to a boil) and wait a bit before adding the dry ingredients. Move the wet ingredients off the burner and let it simmer down until it's no longer bubbling add the ingredients then and you should get well set cookies. If you wait too long they will turn to powder before you can get them into drop cookies! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2009
I've made these for years, we simply call them "no-bakes" and I dont add any nuts or coconut.(peanut butter after the boil instead) Just a note for the boiling process, stir all the while its on the burner, when it come to a hard boil(one you can't stir down) keep stirring and boiling for one minute,( i count it out one-thousand one, one-thousand two, etc.) then get it off the burner right away, then stir in the remaining. avoid scraping the sides of the pan too, as it gets sugar-y consistancy. this should help those who had the 'too runny' or 'too hard' problems. Also stir together the sugar and cocoa before adding the wet ingredients, this allows the cocoa to mix better. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2005
This recipe worked best for me when I made it as directed. I have made this over and over again and it's perfect everytime. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2003
I found with this recipe that I had way to much dry ingredients. When all mixed together I had a nice powder-type cookie dough....I boiled the stovetop ingredients(maybe too long) and perhaps lost too much of the wet ingredients. I doubled the wet ingredients and it worked much better. Pretty crumbly for little kids. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2005
This was a very easy cookie to make. I wanted to have chocolate chips in the cookie with a plain oatmeal haystack so I omitted the cocoa powder nuts and coconut. Once I mixed in the dry ingredients I added semi-chocolate chips. But as you might have imagined the sugar/milk was so warm the chips melted immediately. HAHAH.. but the cookies were great nonetheless. I also tried adding a few drops of coconut flavoring in the 'dough' for a few cookies for those of us who like coconut flavor but hate the texture! Overall great and easy to make cookie that you can experiment with. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2008
These were very good. I did leave out the peanuts though because I have never eaten haystacks with peanuts and didn't know how they would turn out. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2007
simple tasty cookies! my family liked them better without the peanuts so i added a bit more coconut instead... fantastic! Read More
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