Sunday, December 12, 2010

Warm & Cozy Winter Recipes {Day 12}

Hello again! Welcome back to another Warm & Cozy Winter Recipe!
Today's recipe is a fairly common one, with many variations available. But this one is the BEST!

No Bake Chocolate Drops
(from my mom, who got it from her mom, who may or may not have added her own touch)

1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. milk
2 c. sugar
4 Tbsp. cocoa
3/4 c. peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. coconut
3-1/2 c. oatmeal
In large saucepan melt butter; add milk and sugar. Heat and stir until sugar is dissolved. Let boil 2 minutes then reduce heat to low. Stir in cocoa and peanut butter until smooth. Add vanilla, coconut and oatmeal, mix well. Remove from heat and drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper working quickly before mixture cools and dries too much to form cookies.
Makes 48

I like to use this recipe during the Christmas season because there is no baking involved, and it's more like fudge than cookies. I usually make several types of holiday cookies, and this one fits right on the plate next to them! (And does not last long!)
I have seen this recipe on many websites and cookbooks, but most do not call for the peanut butter. It makes a world of difference to add it! Yum!
I've got another yummie cookie recipe for you tomorrow!

See you there!

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