As I was growing up one of my favorite cookies was the best No Bake Cookies that was ever passed down from generation to generation. This was one of the first recipes that I learned to do on the stove top. My mom is a great cook and desserts are one of her being one of her best. Her mother taught her and she taught me. I learned how to make it about 32 years ago. I have taught my children to make the best no bake cookies also.
When I made them as a child the recipe was different we used butter, milk instead of coconut oil and almond milk. My daughter and I are both allergic to milk so I had to find an alternative to it. I have used several different things but almond milk is my favorite. We also use coconut oil because it has more health benefits than butter.
This is a good recipe to do with tweens and teens. Most children want to cook and it is a fun way to spend time together. I have also found it to be great for bake sales and potlucks. It is always a big hit. Our Pastor and one of my youth leaders always request them. It is an old recipe that has stood the test of time. I hope my children will pass it on to their children.
The Best No Bake Cookies Ever
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut Oil
- 3 tbsp. cocoa power
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla Extract
- 3 Cups old fashioned rolled oats
- Mix sugar, coconut oil, cocoa, and almond milk in a medium saucepan. Boil for 1 minute
- Add peanut butter and vanilla. Mix quickly until peanut butter is melted
- Pour mixture into large bowl
- Add oats to mixture and mix until ingredients are well blended
- Drop spoonful on wax paper. Allow to set and cool completely
There are several variations that you can try. I like to add items to make them different sometimes. Below is a list of some of the things you can add:
- peppermint chips
- steel cut oats
- mint extract
- dried fruit
I made a batch with marshmallows, coconut, and Andes Crème De Menthe Baking Chips for Fathers Day. I had all of the ingredients in my pantry already. I can make a batch very inexpensively by buying things on sale and using coupons.
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