Both of these recipes are from my childhood. They are both yummy. The first, Haystacks, is from a beloved neighbor, Carole. It has coconut and no peanut butter. The second is similar, except with peanut butter. It cools and solidifies really quickly. I remember once I made this growning up, and it cooled too much before I got it onto the waxed paper. My mom encouraged me to scrape it out of the bowl and eat it as a decadent granola in a bowl with milk. It did, and it was so good!
2 c. sugar
1/3 c. cocoa
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. butter
Melt butter in a saucepan and mix in other ingredients. Bring to a full boil.
1 c. coconut
1/2 t. vanilla
3 1/2 c. oatmeal
Drop by spoon onto wax paper.
Cocoa and Oatmeal Cookies (no bake)
2 cups sugar (1 brown and 1 granulated)
1/2 cup milk
3 teaspooons cocoa
1 stick butter or margarine
Stir over heat until thoroughly mixed. Bring to a boil- let boil for 1 1/2 minutes. Take off heat and add 3/4 cup peanut butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 3 cups oatmeal.
Drop by spoonfuls before they cool onto wax paper.
Makes about 2 1/2 dozen.