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No-Bake Chocolate-Oatmeal Cookies

Photo: Lee Harrelson; Stylists: Mindi Shapiro, Ana Kelley
Yield 4 dozen
Shape a sweet mixture of oats, peanut butter, coconut and cocoa into balls and let them set up on sheet of wax paper before serving. No oven required for these delicious chocolate-oatmeal cookies.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats, uncooked
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 (3 1/2-ounce) can flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine

How to Make It

  1. Combine oats, peanut butter, coconut, cocoa, and vanilla, mixing well; set aside.

  2. Combine sugar, milk, and butter in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Pour over reserved oat mixture; quickly stir to mix well.

  3. Immediately drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets; let cool. Carefully remove from waxed paper to serve.

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