Day 11: Chocolate Coconut No-Bake Cookies

5:00 AM

There's less than a week until Christmas, and I don't know about you, but I am way busier than I'd like to be right now! With everything that needs to be done, there are still reasons to keep baking cookies this late in December. I'm not talking about the kind you chill and roll and cut and decorate.  At the beginning of December, sure, but with 5 days 'till Christmas and counting, ain't nobody got time for that! 

But if you don't bake cookies, what will you leave for Santa? A favorite in our family are these Chocolate Butter Cookies, and we always leave some of them out for Santa. 

However, if you're like me and pressed for time, or just want something really easy, try these Chocolate Coconut No-Bake Cookies! Seriously, 5 minutes and you're done, just waiting for them to cool!  These have a richer chocolate flavor than their traditional chocolate-peanut butter counterparts (like this, and this), with just the right amount of coconut.  

Chocolate Coconut No-Bake Cookies

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.

Mix oats and coconut together in a large mixing bowl.  Set aside.

In a medium-large saucepan, bring butter, sugar, cocoa, milk, and salt to a boil, stirring almost constantly.  Boil for 1-2 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.

Pour mixture over oats and coconut and stir to combine well.

Drop heaping Tablespoon mounds on lined baking sheets.  Cool and enjoy!

Makes 2 dozen cookies.

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