Thursday, September 16, 2010

Summer and Autumn

I'm still in that Summer Is Still Here You Can't Talk Me Into Baking With Pumpkin Until Fall Is Here Mode. You're either with me or you're throwing gourds at me :-) According to my calendar, Autumn officially starts on September 23, but I've heard others say it's the 22nd, and most recently someone said it was the 21st. So I decided to do a little search and this is what I came up with: According to Suite 101, the first day of Fall is September 22, 2010 at precisely 11:09 pm EDT (for the Northern Hemisphere). There, it's settled.

That being said, I do have to admit to picking up two cans of Organic pumpkin puree at the grocery store this evening. Why? Am left me a comment asking if I had heard of a pumpkin shortage. I had not, but I also heard the same thing last year and I didn't have any problems finding any. That being said, I was going to stock up on a few cans for my Fall baking and I had a hard time finding it. When I found it (next to the canned pie filling) there were only two small cans on the shelf, so I snagged them up. I'm not sure if there really is a shortage or if it's still early in the season and it's not quite delivered to the stores yet. After all it is still Summer, have I mentioned that yet? :-) If you're worried about not having enough, just be sure to grab a can or two whenever you see some, where ever you see it. Am, I hope you find some!

Speaking of Fall, My sweet girl, Autumn, turned 6 years old yesterday.

While there are a few days left of this season, I thought I'd share with you a no-bake cookie recipe. I remember having these as a kid, though I am certain no one in my family made them, so I'm not sure where that memory comes from. You know when you taste something it just transports you back? Well that's how these cookies were for me. They're not really cookies, they're kinda fudgey and sweet, have great chocolate taste and they're loaded with oatmeal. When you first make them, they're somewhat soft and after a couple days they get harder and sandier, almost like a sugary praline. They were delicious and required very little effort. They'd also be great tucked into your kids lunch box.

No Bake Cookies- Favorite Recipes For Our Friends

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 stick oleo, margarine or butter (I used butter)
  • 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 cups oatmeal (old fashioned rolled oats, not instant)

Mix the sugar, butter, cocoa, and milk in a medium saucepan.* Boil for 1 minute.

Add the peanut butter and vanilla. Mix quickly until peanut butter melts, then add the oatmeal and mix til well blended.

Drop spoonfuls on tin foil, wax paper or parchment. Allow to set and cool completely.

Makes 2 dozen 3 inch cookies.

NOTE: *I opted to pour the chocolate mixture into a large bowl before adding the oatmeal.

P.S. I love old cookbooks. This recipe comes from the bank in our (former) hometown, published in 1975. It has some of the best recipes. And I love that it calls for Oleo, instead of butter. Seriously, LOVE that.

113 comments:

Katie said...

I'll expect to visit your blog on the 23rd and see a pumpkin recipe!! Glad you've got a date.

Love the look of these no bake cookies. Wholesome, hearty, nutty and chocolatly - what more could you want :)

jelena said...

I am amazed at how small our planet is! These cookies but a bit size version are made in Serbia almost in every house when there is a celebration of the patron saint of the family (Christian orthodox tradition). I love the pictures!

From the Kitchen said...

First, Oliver sends a big happy birthday to Autumn--me too! Preacher Cookies--that's what my mother called them. She said they were so named because you could make them quickly if you saw the preacher pull up in front of your house. My sisters and I loved them. I'm going to make a batch for nostalgia's sake. I don't have any oleo (love those old cookbooks too) so will use butter. Thanks for the memories!

Best,
Bonnie

girlichef said...

I always loved no bake cookies!! And the great thing is, my grandma still writes oleo when she writes down a recipe!!! =)

cookies and cups said...

I love recipes like this!
A pumpkin shortage?! I guess I'm runnin' to get me some pumpkin!

american girl primitives said...

A few years ago I was trying to recreate these cookies that my mom made for me and sure enough I couldnt' get them to turn out. My hubby teased me saying well they're not baked and that's why you're having trouble because you're such a good baker. I tried several recipe and then finally had success. I love them! My kids call them sugar bombs, LOL!

Keeley said...

I must break down and admit that it's already Fall in Delaware. Sure, there's a week left of summer, but the leaves have started to change, the land is dry, and it's less than 60 degrees in the morning.

I'll be picking up some pumpkin this weekend! I always find plenty of canned pumpkin at Wal-Mart.

Autumn is such a pretty dog! Her name is appropriate for her coloring. What breed(s) is she?

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

My Mom made similar cookies to these when I was little and called them Chocolate Snowballs (they were rolled in coconut). My girlfriend from Prince Edward Island here in Canada called them "Skunk Poops"! (They must have had interesting skunks in PEI!)

bnjones said...

I have also heard there is a shortage of pumpkin, I have been looking for it since July (needed it for a baking contest at our fair), although the groceries in my area also tell me that pumpkin is now seasonal and will only be in the stores from October up until Christmas...so I plan on stocking up this year

charleesmommy said...

Oh yeah, there is REALLY a pumpkin shortage. I live in southern Indiana, and we haven't been able to buy canned pumpkin since 2008!!! They told us that there was something that happened to the pumpkin crop and they couldn't sell them!!!
My grandmother has terminal cancer and all she wanted for her birthday this year was one of her Pumpkin Cake w/Cream Cheese Frosting from her recipe she gave me. So I called everywhere within a 2 hour radius of us, only one place had canned pumpkin, and they only had 1 small can left, so it would've been gone before I got there.
Thank God it turns out my mother-in-law had bought a case at Sam's Club back at Christmastime in 08, and still had two cans left...so she graciously gave me one of them to make my Nana her cake <3

Avril Miller said...

First of all....Happy Birthday Autumn! What a love of a doggie! :-) Second of all....yum to the "no bake" cookies. And thirdly.....adore adore adore your old cookbook! :-)

Avril Miller said...

p.s. I REALLY REALLY hope that you do some type of a "Bake Along" Group. Absolutely count me in if you do Honey Pie!

Cassie said...

I love these cookies so much! They make me think of being a kid, too. My mom never made them but I'd always get one in the school cafeteria. :)

Megan said...

Anything with peanut butter and chocolate is #1 in my book.

And you've just reminded me that I'd better boogie over to the store and pick up pumpkin before there is a shortage here!

Natasha @ Saved by the Egg Timer said...

I love old cookbooks too, I have a old 4-H cookbook from my Great Grandma and it is my go-to for basics and bar cookies. But it's so gross when a few of them use rabbit or squirrel...Gross!
The cookies looks so good, I love oatmeal in cookies. I think I will make these today!

Gayle said...

I have a great suggestion for the "no bakes" (we call them "top of the stove" cookies. Pop them in the freezer - they are great frozen - only need to thaw a minute or two - I can't leave them alone!!

Healthy and Homemade said...

NOOOOOOO that's so soon!! I can't believe Fall is almost here, especially since fire season has hardly just begun here in So Cal which means it's going to be hot until Thanksgiving.

These look delish, I LOVE no bake cookies =)

Baba HooHoo said...

Oleo is another name for margerine. Guess I'm showing my age. My Mom used to smuggle it to the farmers in WI. Love your photos and recipes.

Baba HooHoo said...

Guess I need to read all your words. You knew it was margarine. Also, my spelling needs help. Have a great day. I need to go take a nap.

kdavis99 said...

THIS IS ONE OF THE FIRST RECIPES I LEARNED TO "BAKE"... ACCIDENTALLY PUT TOO MUCH COCOA IN, I THINK 1 1/3 CUPS INSTEAD OF 1/3 CUP....SO WE ROLLED THEM INTO BALLS AND HIT THEM WITH BASEBALL BATS IN THE STREET, MADE A HUGE MESS AND HAD LOTS OF FUN!!!!

Monica H said...

kdavis99- That's an awesome memory of this cookie. love it!

Ingrid said...

Aw, Monica! Two posts in a row? I'm struggling here... :)

Happy birthday to Autumn!
~ingrid

Am said...

I just made these cookies a couple of days ago! I found canned pumpkin and stocked up. It feels like fall today in MN so I'm going to try your recipe for Pumpkin spice latte!

Machelle said...

There is a huge shortage of pumpkin and its been 10 months since I have seen a can in the store. I am heartsick. Love the old cookbooks too. I found a pretty good substitute for Oleo its at Frys Marketplace or Smith's called Nucoa. LOVE THAT STUFF!

kelly said...

i had heard that last year about pumpkin but found it easily but now i am worried for this year! i think you are probably right it's just too early!
just saw a recipe for these cookies with marshmallow! i have an old church cookbook where everything uses oleo:)

♥peachkins♥ said...

Happy 6th birthday, autumn!

♥peachkins♥ said...

BTW, do I use instant oatmeal or rolled oats??

Monica H said...

Peachkins, I used rolled oats.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

In 1975 I was 21 and had been married a year:) My mom called margarine oleo and it was kept in the icebox. She did quit using those terms somewhere along the way.

My grandmother always made these cookies. Once in a while I make them, but my husband doesn't like chocolate and I can literally make myself sick eating these. I love them.

OvenDelights said...

Monica, thank you so much for sharing this recipe! My kids are attending a new school this fall and they have snack time everyday. I've been baking cookies and freezing them (much cheaper than buying snacks). I'm either too tired or it's too hot to bake, these would be perfect!
May I ask a pumpkin question? I know its a little early for pumpkin recipes to start popping up on blogs. I'm searching for a pumpkin bread recipe just like starbucks or something close to it. Or if you have a pumpkin bread recipe of your own you would like to share with us, it would be great!XOXOXOXO ~Anabel~

Julie said...

I absolutely adore no bake cookies...looks like maybe Autumn agrees :D

Memória said...

I usually shy away from no-bake pastries, but these cookies are calling my name. I must try these out. Great photos as usual.

Patti (aka Mint) said...

I love no bake cookies!! I make them at least once a week. They last about 1 day around here. And old cookbooks..love those too! I have a vast collection, earliest is 1914 I think and I have a lot from the 30's, 40's and 50's. They do have the best recipes! It's fun to read the ingredients. It's amazing to me how long some products have been around (like condensed milk and marshmallow fluff) and how some have changed (like the oleo instead of butter LOL) My mom still calls margarine 'oleo'.

buttersweetmelody said...

They look delicious! I like to think they're someone healthy cause of the oatmeal ;)
Your blog really inspires me, now I have my own and LOVE how you write, thanks for sharing all of this, is so pretty! (:

-Amalia


http://buttersweetmelody.wordpress.com/

Souffle Bombay said...

With both of my children severly allergic to all nuts...I forget what peanut butter tastes like!!

I may have to go to a girlfriends house and try these babies.
Wonder what a bit of caramel add in would do...as I am a caramel lover!

Love the pick with your puppy in the backround, so sweet!

Souffle Bombay said...

With both of my children severly allergic to all nuts...I forget what peanut butter tastes like!!

I may have to go to a girlfriends house and try these babies.
Wonder what a bit of caramel add in would do...as I am a caramel lover!

Love the pick with your puppy in the backround, so sweet and I am with you on holding onto summer as hard as I can.

The Coupon Goddess said...

Between you and Janet I'm going to totally fall off my diet. Those look to die for! You are amazing.

oneordinaryday said...

I guess since I'm posting pumpkin recipes, then I must be on the side of the gourd-throwers, eh? The heat has finally given us a welcome reprieve and it feels like Fall, so the pumpkin recipes are a-comin'.

Hey, I love that Autumn got in the photo. She and Ruby need their own blog. : )

Jean said...

OH yum! My mouth is watering right now! Love your blog!

Becky said...

I like these, too! I've been planning on making them again but ran out of cocoa. Think I'll be making a stop at the store this evening...

bella (roz) said...

Monica, I just love old cookbooks too! I've been collecting cookbooks since 1979 when I first began to cook on my own. And yes, count me in if you do start up your bake-a-long group. May I have your permission to post your "healthy cookie" recipe on my fresh clean and pure weekend blog hop? If not, all is still good! Roz

Kerri said...

I love this! While at the store today, the bakery had some of these and I didn't want to spend the money on them and was happy to find the receipe posted today while I was catching up on blog reading.

Love your site! So many great ideas.

Maria said...

I've always loved these cookies!

Healthy and Homemade said...

Going to make these tonight, mwahhaa!

Mrs Happy Homemaker said...

I love these kind of cookies. My mom made them all the time growing up, and I now love to make them for my kiddos. Love your photography!

Robin Sue said...

Hi, I make these for my kids and they love them but I must say yours are way prettier than mine! Mine look all crooked and wonky. I love your site and I pop over here often to see what deliciousness you are baking up. You do the most beautiful cookies, well everything actually!
RobinSue

Abby said...

School fudge! LOVE it, but yours are so much better shaped. I just plop it on the wax paper and go. But now you've inspired me to be neater....

Maranda said...

Yummy! I love no bake cookies! I am not baking with pumpkin until the weather turns cool. I will have to look in my area and see if there's a pumpkin shortage though. Thanks for sharing these. And happy birthday Autumn!!!!

mbc said...

I love these cookies! They're delicious AND I used to make them with my grandmother when I was a little girl. Thanks for bringing back some happy memories! And a wicked peanut butter/chocolate craving....

Gina @ Skinnytaste said...

Funny, I made these a few weeks ago for the first time and loved them.

It was great meeting you, I love your photography. And thanks for the Pralines!

Donna said...

Just found your blog today and I am licking my chops! This recipe has been in my Mom's family a long time. I know it as "Mississippi Mud cookies". One of my very favorite things growing up. Fast, easy, yummy! I'll be making these this week with my kids.:-)

Mary Beth said...

Oh, how I love the looks of these! Must try them. I just found your blog through a Pinterest link. Everything is so pretty! I'm subscribing right now. Oh, and my grandmother's recipes often called for Oleo too!

Sarah said...

<3'd these cookies since childhood! Thanks for the reminder :)

I did want to mention, however, that baking them in a humid climate might result in inconsistencies.

I always find this cookie easier to make in spring/autumn because I live in Houston and they don't set as nicely in the summer.

Hanna said...

I made these but I put nougat instead of peanut butter. Here's a link to my blog (written in Finnish): http://hapsuli.blogspot.com/2011/06/kauranougatpallerot.html

Thanks for the recipe!

Michelle said...

These cookies remind me of those Little Debbie cookies called Star Crunch! They look delicious!

Audacious Allure said...

Can't wait to try this recipe out! I reblogged this recipe on my blog.

Megan said...

I love old cookbooks too...one of my favorites has a recipe for 'snokered lamb' that, as the title suggests, is lamb, basted in liquor. The directions caution one 'not to use liquor over 80 proof, or you'll blow your oven doors off like Jim and Justine did' . Just melts my heart every time I read it. (and since Justine is my mom's cousin, I let her know every. time. I read it...just to make sure she NEVER lives it down. ;)

Simply Creative Home said...

So happy to see this! As a little girl this was a cookie that I could actually make. It came from my Girl Scout recipe! Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

I just made these this morning to take to my Junior League meeting tonight. They smell so good! :)

Colleen said...

so happy to have found this recipe! they are my husband's favorite childhood cookie! just made them with my son and they are cooling now! :)

Sonya Schroeder said...

I found this recipe online thinking it was gluten free. By your ingredients it does not look gluten free... Just wanted to make sure before I am promoting it. Thanks

Grace said...

Oh wow...I have been looking for this recipe for a long while now!
Grace

Tisha Rae said...

I think this was the only thing my mom ever made from scratch when I was a kid. :-)
And I love Oleo, too. My grandmom still says it.

Jennifer Nicole said...

I'd forgotten about these! I just made them and can't wait for them to cool. Thank you for reminding me of this recipe!

Anonymous said...

Just whipped these up in a matter of minutes!!! I have been craving no bake cookies for months. Gonna send some in for my daughter's class

Cat Davis said...

These look awesome. Do think it would be okay to substitute the peanut butter out with a caramel, or maybe you have another idea?

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! We grew up in a small town in Nevada and used to make these as kids. We called them 'Quick Cookies'. I still have the hand written recipe that my mom had in her kitchen....

Sandy Kay said...

My aunt gave me this recipe when I was a teen. She called them Brownie Nuggets. I still love them to this day. My grandson is allergic to nuts, so I'm going to try them with sunflower butter.

Stephanie said...

There ain't nobody that doesn't like no-bake cookies! They're the best!

Tracy said...

Yum Yum! I just made these and they are great! For inquiring minds, I made 40 littler cookies out of it and calculated each cookie is 2 WW P+. Not too bad!!

My grandma used to say Oleo. SEeing it melts my heart. :)

JenB said...

I grew up on these as well. My recipe doesn't call for peanut butter. My version is here ... (http://blackhamboys.blogspot.com/2010/02/eating-his-words.html). I actually LOVE them frozen, they don't freeze all the way through, but they are so good chilled.

I'll have to try them with peanut butter ...

Laurie said...

Oh, I will do you one better than that...the recipe was around for many years prior to 1975. In the early 60's (back in the day) we were served actual real home-cooked meals in the elementary school cafeteria. Once a week, this exact recipe was served warm and spooned onto our plates (actual plates) as dessert. Later in junior high, all girls were required to take a year of home ec (the boys to take wood shop). We were given that recipe to make! I still have it. The recipe is a wonderful thing to have! Treasure it dearly!

Angela Noelle said...

I'm sharing this recipe treasure on my blog tomorrow. Thank you for posting it!

Neil Gaudet said...

Just discovered this blog. LOVE it.

blossomingacresoflove said...

Made these this week and they went like hot cakes! Yummy!

cropmom66 said...

My mom used to make these when I was a kid, and I loved them! I am definitely going to make them for our next camping trip!! Thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

Brings back a childhood memory for me. My mother used to make these for us. Thank you for the recipe!

CaroleC said...

I'm going to agree with Laurie; our housekeeper/sitter taught me to make these cookies in 1963 when I was 6 years old. They were the first cookies I ever made. Mrs. Higgins called them Missouri Cookies. The only difference between your recipe and mine is the chunky peanut butter; I use smooth. But then, they probably didn't have chunky PB in 1963. LOL

Great blog!!

Anonymous said...

No-Bakes (as we call them) are my fav all time cookie and my family loves them, too. The only change I would make is to boil them for exactly 3 min on med high and they will not be grainy...they will be perfect, but you have to work quickly with them. Thanks for sharing!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I learned to make these about fifty years ago, in Girl Scouts.... They were called Rock and Roll Cookies back in the day.

Anonymous said...

My mother in law use to make these and gave me the recipe. My husband loves them! I also never heard them with Peanut Butter and her recipe says to boil for exactly 3 min so that they dont get grainy. I would love to know how you got them so nice and round and pretty looking. They would freeze so much nicer that way. I usually just plop them on parchment paper and let them set up. I was told you know you didnt boil it long enough if they dont set up.

Anonymous said...

I've been making this exact recipe since I was little with my mother! These are the only no bakes I like! AMAZING!!!

Stacie Ann Rose said...

These were my husbands favorite!... awesome blog! My kids love these cookies but I keep losing my recipe and some of them out there are not good - im going to try yours very soon! Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Can I use 1-minute oats? For some reason that all
I have in my pantry!!!

Mizufusion said...

Can't wait to try this! My mom had a similar recipe in an old cookbook; I think it was Taming of the C.A.N.D.Y. Monster. We didn't make them often, but I loved them.

Trixi said...

This must be heaven! Thanks for sharing!

Minnie McD said...

This sounds yummy. Can you please tell me what "a stick" is or what weight . Our butter in New Zealand comes in blocks of 500grams. Would a "stick" be say 50 grams? I can't wait to try the recipe.
MaryAnne

Monica H said...

Maryanne- ones stick of butter is equivalent to 1/2 cup or 8 Tablespoons or 4 ounces or 113 grams

~Monica

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU for posting this recipe! My family grew up having them but I had misplaced the recipe. Rather than crunchy peanut butter, I used creamy and added a 1/2 cup more oats. Also, I would suggest keeping the mixture in the pot while scooping because it keeps it warm and more malleable if you're not fast with dropping the cookies. BEST TIP is using an ice cream scoop for perfect cookies and it's so much faster than using spoons. You can press the center down slightly if the cookies are too round. Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

I have thee original copy of this recipe given to my mom by a special froend before I was born. That was in the 50s. It was the first cookie I made.

Sabrina polanco said...

I've already made these twice and both times they come out sticky! Am I doing something wrong? They don't dry up until almost a whole day later. Something is off :/

Anonymous said...

mine came out sticky too =(. I tried to follow the recipe exactly. I would like to know what im doing wrong. they tasted great but it would be nice if i could get them to set

Anonymous said...

My memory of no bake cookies, I think, is from the school cafeteria. That was the only place I remember ever having them. The first time I had them as an adult, that flavor was very familiar and school cafeteria is what I connected it to. So so good!!

Niki Hampton said...

Great recipe! I have a family cookbook which is full of old school recipes as well. My daughter has a peanut allergy, so I am going to swap the peanut butter for almond butter and add chopped almonds for the crunchy. Also going to add cranberries to make it more of a breakfast cookie.

Anonymous said...

I made these cookies for Christmas gifts, and they came out perfect. Today I made a batch for us to keep, and they came out sticky and were not set even after about 3hours in the fridge. It is VERY humid today on the Gulf coast. Could that be the problem, as one comment mentioned? Thank goodness the gift batch were right! And is there a way to "fix" them if they don't end up setting up?

Monica H said...

Anonymous- yes, the humidity can affect them. Each time I've made them though I have not had that problem so in bit exactly sure what to do to "fix" them. You could eat them frozen, straight out if the freezer or perhaps you could roll them into balls and coat them in cocoa or coconut, kind if like truffles??? I'm sorry the second batch didn't turn out for you.

Monica

Safetyfirst said...

I first got this recipe from a grade school classmate in the '50's. My brothers nicknamed them 'Dog Do cookies' but loved them. As adults, they still call them by that name and get excited when they show up at family gatherings! I still have a hard time not eating most of a batch myself! That's why I don't make them very often!! Guess I'll have to make some soon with the grand kids!

Kathie said...

Great recipe, found it on Pinterest :-) My family has a version that includes coconut, makes for a nice texture and I hate coconut, but I'll eat it in these!

Anonymous said...

My family has made these for generations. We have always called them Missouri cookies. They are a MUST at Christmas for all of us. I even have my grown daughters' friends texting me "Momma, are you making us Missouri cookies this year", lol.

Autumn said...

Ok I am drooling over all of the recipes I have looked at on your blog so far. =) Thank you for share such yummy looking goodies. I am wondering though, have you ever made these without the milk? I am making some vegan friendly snacks for an upcoming party and I am not a good baker. These no bake cookies (they look and sound just like the ones my gramma used to make)look like they would be just the thing. I know soy milk and almond milk can sometimes do weird things, have you ever tried either of those in this recipe? Thanks for any guidance you can offer.

Anonymous said...

Back in 1975,my mother in law gave me her recipe which seems exactly the same as yours and it is called Hot Rods. We don't flatten them out and all three of my kids make them for their kids. Huh!

LyndaS said...

These look great. I need to make them soon.

Anonymous said...

Margarine is a foodstuff used for spreading, baking, and cooking. It was originally created as a substitute for butter in the 1800s. Margarine is made mainly of hydrogenated or refined plant oils and water. While butter is made from fat from milk, margarine is made from plant oils and may also contain milk. In some locales it is colloquially referred to as "oleo", short for oleomargarine.
--Wikipedia

Rochelle Aldridge said...

Just wondering, what could I use in the recipe instead of peanut butter for a nut free alternative?

Monica H said...

Rochelle,

You could try using Biscoff cookie spread. Trader Joes also sells what they call "cookie butter". It's finely crushed spiced cookies but has the same thick texture of peanut butter. You might also try sesame butter (sun butter) for nut free options.

Monica

Anonymous said...

I have found that if you add the cocoa after you take the milk/butter/sugar mixture off the heat it works better and your cookies will stay soft for a longer time. I've been told I make the best no-bake cookies b/c they stay soft so you might try that. I also use 3/4 cup peanut butter. These are my son's favorite cookie which is great since they're so easy!

Chrisd said...

Mine didn't set....put them in fridge..trying to stiffen them up.

Nanni said...

It's great to see this recipe on Pinterest! I used to make these in the 60's, we called them "Chocolate Oaties". I lost the recipe long ago but now will teach our grandchildren how to make them....They will love them!

Robin Colvard said...

We called them "cow pies". They won't set up with tub or any soft stick margarine. I melt the butter first, then stir in the cocoa. Always stirs in smoothly before adding milk & sugar. You can also just leave out the cocoa for a peanut butter variety. They're yummy also!

Dorothy said...

My grandma used to make these for us. She called them mud cookies. I think I'll make some tonight

Gail said...

Yum. Been making No-Bakes for 40 years. For a milk chocolate version use Nestles Quik in place of the cocoa.

Anonymous said...

That's so funny. When I was in elementary school many many years ago. I am now 57 so you know it's been a very long time. We would get the un-baked cookie as a treat with our lunch. The lunch ladies would make them in the morning and you could smell them in the entire school. Love them. They cut them into big square bar like a brownie. patty

marcie maney said...

How do you get them to harden. Whenever I make them they stay gooey? Thanks

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