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?