Easy No Bake Cookies


Turn these easy no bake cookies into a groundhog peeking out of his hole. GrandmaIdeas.comI’m late! I’m late! For a very important post!

(Do you recognize this line — even if it is somewhat modified?) It’s taken from Alice in Wonderland . . .

I know I’m late. But I just HAD to share this with you today.

Even though the hours are quickly waning and even though Groundhog Day will soon be a memory.

I want to share this super easy No Bake Cookie recipe. And a clever, clever idea on how to use it for Groundhog Day.

First, here’s the recipe.

Easy No Bake Cookies

2 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup margarine
3 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup milk
2 1/2 cups quick oats
optional: chopped nuts and shredded coconut.

Spread out a newspaper on your counter. Cover with waxed paper.

Mix the sugar, margarine, cocoa, and milk. Bring to a boil and boil for 1 1/2 minutes.

Remove from heat. Add quick oats. Add some chopped nuts and coconut if so desired.

Drop by spoonfuls on the waxed paper. Cool and eat!

Here’s why I just had to share this recipe with you even if it is so late.

While you are dropping spoonfuls of the cookies on the waxed paper, push a teddy graham into the middle of the cookie. This makes a ‘groundhog’ popping his head out of his burrow to check to see how sunny it is.

Isn’t this just adorable?

Turn these easy no bake cookies into a groundhog peeking out of his hole. GrandmaIdeas.com

Turn these easy no bake cookies into a groundhog peeking out of his hole. GrandmaIdeas.com

Turn these easy no bake cookies into a groundhog peeking out of his hole. GrandmaIdeas.com

Grandkids would have a hoot making — and eating — these cookies! They are easy and even the smallest grandchild could make these with some supervision.

They are ready to eat within minutes. (The hardest part will be waiting for them to cool down.) They go really good with a glass of cold milk.

Some people like to add peanut butter to these no bake cookies. So, here’s a recipe that has peanut butter in it.

2 cups white sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
3 cups quick cooking oats

Combine the sugar, cocoa, milk and margarine. Boil for 1 minute, then remove from heat and stir in the vanilla, salt, peanut butter and oats.

Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto waxed paper.

Again, I apologize for being so late with sharing this idea. Maybe you could make a note to remember to do this next year with your grandkids. Or, maybe you could still make the recipe with your budding sous chefs (a.k.a. grandchildren) even if it is a little late. Better late than never . . .

Bon app├ętit!

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Thanks for sharing!

4 thoughts on “Easy No Bake Cookies

  • DigiGram Post author

    There aren’t too many ideas for Groundhog Day so I’m glad that I’ve shared something (even if it was last minute) that you could use!

  • Joyce

    Thanks so much for this adorable idea! I’d been looking for something simple and cute for 2/02. I pinned this for next year. No bake cookies are my favorites but I’m always misplacing recipes – so thanks for two versions also!

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