With all of the high temps and humidity we have been having, I found the perfect No Bake Cookie to make for a light dessert. You read that right, no bake means no oven, and it has Nutella, cocoa, oatmeal. and coconut. What could be better? Oatmeal means that they are healthy, right/? I am going to serve these over the weekend with Drunken Fruit Salad (to be posted soon.)
I saw this recipe here, on foodie crush.com. These beauties are so easy to make. I didn't have any hazelnuts and I used almond milk. The butter, milk cocoa, sugar, and vanilla are cooked on the stove, and then mixed into the coconut oatmeal mixture. You then form 1 1/2" balls, and refrigerate. I flattened the little balls. I couldn't stop eating these little cookies, so good, chewy and chocolaty with coconut. My husband was stealing them off of the cookie sheet, too. This recipe will not disappoint. Enjoy these cookies, and keep your kitchen cool.
makes 24-30 cookies
1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk( I used almond milk)
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
3/4 cup Nutella
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt or 2 good pinches (I didn't add)
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup hazelnuts, chopped plus 2 tablespoons reserved (optional)
1/4 cup flaked coconut
1. In a medium saucepan, bring butter, sugar, cocoa and milk to a boil and cook for one minute.
2. Add Nutella, vanilla and salt and stir to combine. Remove from heat.
3. Combine oatmeal, hazelnuts, (if used), and coconut into a medium-sized bowl. Add chocolate Nutella mixture and mix to combine.
4. Spoon 1 1/2 -inch balls onto Silpat or parchment paper and top with sprinkle with reserved hazelnuts. Cool for 20 minutes. or keep in the fridge.
I linked up my recipe to Brandie@The Country Cook's Weekend Potluck#27 Oven Free Addition
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