No-bake cookies. Most people love ’em or hate ’em. I’m on Team Love.
Like most people, I think my mom’s recipe (warning: super ugly/bad/old picture) is the best, but I’m not too judgmental in the realm of no-bakes. Pretty much if chocolate, peanut butter, and oats are present, you can count me in.
But Sunday, I got to thinking… what if I added coconut?
I had a roommate in college who made coconut no-bake cookies. I haven’t the foggiest idea what her recipe was, but I figured, I could adapt one and toss in a bit of coconut.
I was in love. I used my Gramma’s recipe for no-bakes and tweaked it a bit (decreasing the oats and adding in some coconut). I thought they turned out great! I loved the flavor and texture. I even refrigerated some and ate them cold. Heaven on earth and dangerously addictive.
So, next time you’re in the mood for no-bakes, give these a go. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
- 1/2c butter
- 1/2c milk
- 2c sugar
- 3 Tbsp cocoa
- 1/2c peanut butter (I like crunchy)
- 3 Tbsp corn syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4tsp salt
- 2 1/2c oats (I used quick oats here)
- 3/4c shredded coconut
- In a large saucepan, bring butter, milk, sugar, and cocoa to a boil over medium heat, stirring often. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, corn syrup, vanilla, and salt. Stir in oats and coconut.
- Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper or a silicone baking mat to cool. (If you’ve never made no-bake cookies before, they set up as they cool, so don’t be afraid if they seem a bit fluid).