No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

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  • 2

    cups granulated sugar

  • 8

    tbsp. unsalted butter

  • ½

    cup cocoa powder

  • ½

    cup milk

  • 3

    cups quick-cooking oats

  • 1

    cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans

  • 1

    tsp. vanilla extract

  • Optional Mix-ins:

  • cup peanut butter

  • 1

    (3½-ounce) can flaked coconut


Bring sugar, butter, cocoa powder, and milk to a boil in a 4-qt. saucepan. Cook until sugar is dissolved and butter is melted, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in oats, walnuts, and vanilla extract. Using a 1-oz. scoop or 2 tablespoons, drop cookies onto a waxed paper-lined baking sheet; chill until firm, about 10 minutes.


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