No Bakes for the Grad

Oh man…it’s TREAT SEASON!

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is all the FOOD!  And I really love to MAKE ALL THE FOOD!

I volunteer to bring stuff to all the holiday parties because I really just like to do made snack and treat production.  It makes me feel joyful.  Tired, but joyful.

Growing up, this time of year meant my mom was constantly producing another tasty treat that we totally didn’t need almost nightly.  Or at least it felt that way.  She had a whole list of things that if she didn’t make them, well, then “it’s just not Christmas if I don’t make….”

That’s why this year I am going to try to put some of those must-have-treats in our family here.

This week I am making No Bake Cookies because they are one of Cort’s favorite holiday treats and he is the man of the hour with all the graduating he is doing.  Every year that we have been married I have made them.  I rarely make them any other time of year even though they are super easy, so they have become just a holiday cookie around here.

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No Bake Cookies

Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Katie
Prep time: 15 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Serves: over a dozen cookies
  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup of butter/margarine
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 5 Tbs cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  1. Combine the oatmeal and coconut in a big bowl.
  2. Then bring the rest of the ingredients to a rolling bowl in a pan over medium/high heat.
  3. After the roiling boil, remove from heat and pour over the oatmeal/coconut mixture.
  4. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Drop heaping spoonfuls on waxed paper and let cool.
  6. I refrigerate after cooled.

Psst.  These don’t last long, so you may want to consider doubling the recipe.

oh and psst. Do you like my new format for recipes?  I created a whole page up at the top if you would like to see some past recipes I’ve posted.  I am thinking I might do this every Saturday.  What do you think?

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Isn’t EasyRecipe awesome? Yes, do a recipe every week! These look yummy. Gotta love no-bake.

  2. Love the format. I’m thinking about redoing my recipe page as well. And as we are going to do some holiday baking in a bit I will add this to the list. I love oatmeal cookies and these sound delish!!! 🙂

  3. I have yet to make these successfully. Or another version of them, anyway. Oy.

    Yours look yum. Want, please. ;>

  4. I grew up making these too except instead of coconut, our recipe calls for peanut butter. I agree that it doesn’t really feel like Christmas without the treats. But I only pick one or two things, cause I’m not a baker type. Enjoy all the fruits (treats) of your labor. 🙂

  5. OK we make them with Peanut butter instead of coconut and call them skillet cookies

  6. Yum!! And double yum for not needing to turn on the oven. 🙂