My mother-in-law gave me this recipe for Chocolate No-Bake Cookies at my bridal shower. I was only 21 years old, still in college, and ready to get married. She said it was my husband’s favorite cookie. She was right. And almost 30 years later, I still have all of those wonderful family recipes shared with me at my bridal shower. Chocolate No-Bake Cookies is among them and it is still labeled as my husband’s favorite.
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How to Make My Husband’s Favorite Chocolate No-Bake Cookies
A stove is not even needed for this recipe. The liquid can be brought to a boil in the microwave in a microwave-safe dish. Perfect for a hot summer day when you want a chocolatey treat but don’t want to turn on the oven! 🙂
Chocolate No-Bake Cookies
In a large bowl, combine:
3 cups of oats, quick-cooking or old-fashioned
3 Tbs. cocoa powder
½ cup of shredded coconut
½ cup of your favorite nuts, chopped
2 cups of small marshmallows (optional)
I’m not a fan of marshmallows, so the photos of the cookies in this post are sans-marshmallows. 🙂
On medium heat, bring the sugar, butter, and milk to a boil. Remove it from the heat. Add the vanilla and stir the mixture well. Pour the liquid over the dry ingredients in the large bowl.
The Chocolate No-Bake Cookies are ready to eat when they are solid and stay together when picked up.
It’s tempting to put Chocolate No-Bake Cookies into the freezer to solidify them faster. I’ve done this. But what happens is they freeze a little, then when they’re taken out to thaw the moisture unfreezes and they are sticky and fall apart when picked up. It’s best to let them set and solidify at room temperature.
The only thing hard about making Chocolate No-Bake Cookies is keeping your family from grabbing them to eat before they’re set! 🙂
Some ingredients that can be added to create variety in Chocolate No-Bake cookies are: dried fruit such as cherries or blueberries, granola or cereal in place of or in addition to oats. Be creative!
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When you need a sweet treat quickly and easily, I hope you’ll give Chocolate No-Bake Cookies a try!
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