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Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Every once in awhile you come across a recipe that becomes an instant family favourite. I have a old strawberry graphic covered binder where I started putting these recipes as a newlywed. Every entry in hand written and the lined paper is now yellowed. This is the cookbook that is reached for most often in our house. Here is a great, easy to make recipe from this cherished cookbook.


This is a recipe I have had since being a newlywed but have no idea where it came from. It's one of those recipes that are so easy to make and so well liked that I make a batch fairly often. The nice thing is mudpies go over well for any event. Everyone loves them! They are a nice cookie to make during the summer as the cook time is only 2 minutes with no baking involved. I should also mention this recipe uses basic pantry ingredients so it is easy to make anytime.

source: Garden Gnome

½ c milk
½ c butter
6 tbsp cocoa
2 c organic sugar
3 c quick cooking oatmeal
1 c shredded coconut

Mix oatmeal and coconut together in large mixing bowl. Place the remaining ingredients in a saucepan. Mix then heat to boiling, cook 2 minutes while stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Pour into the oatmeal mixture. Mix well. Drop by the spoonfull onto wax paper. Let cool.

Yield: about 2 dozen

5 food lovers commented:

A Year on the Grill said...

LOVE THESE! been eating em for years, never knew the recipe

Garden Gnome said...

Aren't they great? And oh so easy to make!

Darlene said...

Well, around these parts this recipe is known as "Gorilla Poop" or "No-bake cookies". lol

Garden Gnome said...

Hi Darlene, it's interesting how the same dishes can end up with different names. No-bake cookies is a bit too generic though as there is a wide variety of no-bake cookies most using some type of cereal.

Garden Gnome said...

Hi Tereza and thanks so much for visiting. Thank-you for your lovely compliment. I'm so glad you are enjoying my cooking blog. I hope you enjoy the cookies.