Monday, October 16, 2006

Fudgey No Bake Cookies

1-1/2 cups sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1 stick butter
1 tsp. vanilla
2-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats

Mix the butter, cocoa, sugar and milk in a large saucepan.

Bring to boil stirring constantly. Make sure it's at a good rolling boil and boil for 1-1/2 minutes.

Remove from heat and add the vanilla and oatmeal. (If you like peanut butter you could throw in about 1/2 cup here, too. I did not)

Drop onto wax paper and let harden.
I like this recipe because the cookies remain somewhat soft. Be sure to boil the full 1.5 minutes or they will be too soft too pick up. Don't boil longer or they may be too hard. It's all in the timing for these cookies!


  1. Cow Chips! haha! That's what we used to call them when my kids were little. Your picture is so appetizing that now I'm going to have to make some! I havn't made any since a couple years ago, cause the kids are all gone and I know that my husband and I will eat them all! Aren't they easy to make! One of my favorites. Thanks for sharing. Great blog!

  2. My daughter made a modification of that recipe, so that it now has less than 30% of its calories from fat, and they taste like Almond Joy candy bars:

    1 1/2 cups sugar
    1/2 cup milk
    1/4 cup cocoa
    10 ounces marshmallows
    2 1/2 tablespoons butter
    1/2 cup chocolate chips
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1/2 teaspoon coconut flavoring
    2 1/2 cups oats
    1 1/2 cups sweetened coconut flakes
    1/4 cup chopped almonds

    Place sugar, milk, and cocoa in saucepan. Bring ingredients to a slow boil.

    Stir in marshmallows, butter, chocolate chips, vanilla and coconut flavoring. Stir constantly until melted.

    Remove pan from heat. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix them thoroughly. Shape into balls or drop from a spoon on wax paper. Cool cookies in the refrigerator. (This part is optional.) Makes 25.

    Our original recipe called for peanut butter, and the marshmallows were substituted. They still help glue things together, but are much lower in fat. Coconut is high in fat, so a small amount is used but coconut flavoring (or extract) is added to heighten the coconut flavor. (Got that trick from a Cooking Light recipe.)Oh, yeah, and we added some chocolate chips, because they just weren't chocolatey enough.

    You might find, as we did, that you like them better than the original recipe, even though they are lower in fat. I use a computer program called MasterCook, and it figures out the nutrition to be:
    Per Serving: 210 Calories; 6g Fat (24.8% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 38g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 4mg Cholesterol; 32mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Fruit; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1 Fat; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

    You notice that even though it is lowfa--for a dessert, at least--it is not low calorie.

  3. I love these I used to make them all the time when the kids were all living at home, but now I'm the one who would end up eating them all.

  4. pmo3ws welcome. Cow chips--I love it!

    Kathy, Almond Joy candy bars are my favorite. I will have to try your daughter's version.

    Pat, I took these to work so I wouldn't eat them all. Boss was a tad crabby and needed sweetening up!

  5. Zoey, I've been making these for over 30 years!! The exact same recipe too! It was my husband's mom who gave me the recipe the year I got married and I still make them to this day! They sure are yummy!!

  6. Mmmm yummy. Zoey when you say a stick of butter how much do you mean?

  7. Sorry about that, Sandy.
    1/2 cup butter.


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