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.
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.
- 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
- 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.
- Add the oatmeal, fruit, coconut and nuts (if using). Stir to combine.
- 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.
- Let cookies set for about 4 hours to harden. (The oatmeal will soften as they sit.)
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