Coconut No Bake Cookies
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.
Coconut No-Bake Cookies
- Yield: 24 1x
- 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).
I grew up on these cookies and I can tell you that was many years ago. I haven’t made them for years but I might just try them again. I loved them as a child and I’m sure I will love them still today.
I think coconut makes everything better.
Except maybe mashed potatoes.
These look delicious.
i grew up on no bakes (aka dogpiles in our house!!) with coconut. however, kevin is NOT a fan of coconut so i haven’t made them with for years. but i did add peanut butter to the recipe i’ve used forever and i looooooooooove them! i could eat the warm gooey batter right off the spoon and in fact, leave a large portion ON the spoon and lingering in the pot just so i can do just that!!! 🙂 now i’m missing the coconut ones of my youth…
Love no bakes! Do you use sweetened or unsweetened coconut?
Thanks! Here I used sweetened, but unsweetened is totally fine too.
I made these for a YM/YW Standards Night and the youth snatched them up quickly! Thanks for a great recipe. These cookies are delicious!
You are amazing! I do not know why I never thought of this! Have always loved these, never added coconut til today…and wow!
Ya so I doubled the coconut! YUM! And I didn’t have corn syrup. I used special dark cocoa (all I have). Sinfully addictive!!!! Thanks for the idea!
Not healthy. Too much sugar and corn syrup is GMO laden. Sorry.
Tony – I don’t for a second think these are healthy cookies. They’re absolutely a treat we enjoyed in the past before our diet changed. They’re very nostalgic for me since my Grandma used to make them for us. I haven’t had one for a few years, but they’re a happy memory and I don’t apologize for them. Sorry they weren’t for you!