One of our absolutely most favorite quick recipes is No Bakes Cookies. My sweetie calls them healthy oatmeal breakfast bars, so we can eat them in the morning if we have to. Princess is the resident cookie maker here and she has this recipe memorized. One day she mentioned to Grandpa that she could make them with her eyes closed!
My mom made them on rare occasion when we were kids, but she always cooked them on the stove since we didn’t own a microwave. So when we got our own microwave, I messed around with the recipe until they came out just right. Some people like to add peanut butter, but my sweetie doesn’t like that extra dose of protein. Hope you like them!
No Bakes Cookies
½ cup margarine
2 cups sugar
3 tbsp cocoa
½ cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup coconut
3 cups oatmeal
Melt margarine in 3-quart microwave-safe bowl. Stir in sugars, cocoa, and milk.
Microwave on high for 1 ½ minutes. Stir. Repeat, then repeat again.