No Bake Coconut-Oat Chocolate Cookies
I was first introduced to these as a young teenager by my neighbour. We were best friends and her mom would always be baking these (or as I'm pretty sure we used to call them "toads" and butter tarts 😍 They are a very nostalgic recipe for me and a very easy one at that! Great to do with young kids or as a quick dessert option (not so much quick to eat as they have to sit for quite a while to cool)
They can be done SO much healthier than I made them (add some protein powder, decrease the amount of sugar or find a sugar substitute) but I'll let you be the chemist on this one 😘
Recipe makes a batch of 12 cookies.
What you will need:
- 1 cup quick cooking oats
- 1/2 cup of coconut flakes (I didn't have flakes so I used shavings, just gives it less of a textured bite but hey, I am the QUEEN of winging it!)
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup milk or milk alternative
- 1/4 cup of margarine or margarine alternative (I'm thinking coconut oil would work)
What I suggest you do but remember you're capable of winging it I'm sure:
1. In a large bowl mix together the oats, and coconut. (really get in there and mix those puppies up)
2. In a saucepan on medium heat, mix together cocoa powder, sugar, milk and margarine (aka EVERYTHING ELSE)
3. Keep stirring this mixture until it begins to boil, allow to boil for 2 minutes while stirring and then remove from heat.
4. Quickly (so that the mixture doesn't start to set) pour the chocolate mixture over your coconut/oats and using a spatula begin to fold everything together. (if you notice that your mixture is too runny you can always add more oats and coconut to get the right texture that you're looking for, idk you're in charge)
5. Using a cookie scoop (you know, those ones with the cool trigger) (k maybe I'm not being very clear... like this.) scoop cookies quickly onto a tray with WAX PAPER (trust me! The wax paper is necessary these suckers get STICKY)
6. Once you have all of your cookies placed on the tray you can now decide if you want them to be ballllllls or coooookies. If cookies, grab a fork and flatten them down, if balls, leave them alone.
7. Let cool completely (or don't I'm not judging), grab yourself a glass of wine and then ENJOY!