Chocolate Boiled Oatmeal Cookies – Aunt Melinda

This recipes was a staple sweet growing up. It was easy to make and required maybe 10 minutes to make.  Over the years making this for school functions, it was always a last minute “Mom I need to bring cookies”, I have altered and added other ingredients.  I have added coconut flakes, sea salt and caramel chips on top.  I do love that this recipe has evolved into a healthy no bake energy bite.  We are working on eating clean and less sugar, so I am always searching for new recipes.  This may be that I also just love to try new things, but when your are looking for that little sweet treat, with no guilt you can definitely grab the evolved healthy energy bite.  Our go to cookie would be a leg day treat.    Sheri To Simply Inspire has a Pinterest board with 25 no bake energy bites.  

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Chocolate Boiled Oatmeal Cookies

2 cups sugar                            1/2 cup evaporated milk

1 stick oleo (butter)                  4 tablespoon cocoa

1/4 cup chopped peacans (optional)

2 1/2 cups oats regular (not the quick cooking per recipe) I have used quick cooking and it turned out a little drier-set quickly

1/2 cup of peanut butter            2 teaspoons of vanilla

Before you begin set out wax paper or parchment paper on an area to allow cookies to set.  The paper needs to be large enough to hold about 18-36 cookies, depending on your PC cookie scoop.

Bring sugar, milk, butter and coca to a full rolling boil stirring constantly.  Turn down heat and continue to stir allowing sugar mixture to boil for two minutes.

Remove from heat and add peanut butter and vanilla to sugar/cocoa mixture-blend well.

Stir in oats, nuts to cookie mixture.

Using your cookie scoop or large table spoon -Spoon onto wax paper.  Let set.

While they were setting I sometimes add coconut, toffee pieces or sea salt to top to give them a little flare.

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