Coconut and Fruit No Bake Cookies

Coconut and Fruit No Bake Cookies

Coconut and Fruit No Bake Cookies

This is a variation of one of my grandmother’s recipes. She made these easy to make no bake cookies often. I had some dried fruits left from my Christmas baking so decided to give her recipe a twist. I made 2 cups of dried fruits using dried cherries, dried cranberries and raisins to substitute for some of the oatmeal. They were a hit around my house. To make her version you use 3 cups of oatmeal, 1 cup walnuts and 1 cup coconut instead.

Coconut and Fruit No Bake Cookies

Let the cookies harden for about 4 hours before serving or speed them up by putting them in the refrigerator on a cookie sheet lined with waxed or parchment paper. They are best eaten the first 3 days or so but as long as they are in an airtight container they are still good for up to a week. You will see that they loose some of their shine as they sit, but it won’t affect the taste.

Coconut and Fruit No Bake Cookies
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Serves: 30 cookies
 
Cookies full of dried fruits, coconut, oatmeal and walnuts.
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • small pinch of salt
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups oatmeal (not quick)
  • 2 cups mixed dried fruits ( I used dried cherries, cranberries and raisins)
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup walnuts - optional
Instructions
  1. Add the butter, sugar, salt, cocoa and milk to a large saucepan. Mix together and put the mixture on the stove. Bring to a full rolling boil (one that can not be stirred down) and cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the oatmeal, fruit, coconut and nuts (if using). Stir to combine.
  3. Drop the cookies onto wax paper with a large tablespoon (cookies will be a little flatter) of use a scoop to make them like in the picture.
  4. Let cookies set for about 4 hours to harden. (The oatmeal will soften as they sit.)

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