Moms Mud Pies

My mom made these millions of times when we were kids.  Even now, people that I went to school with still talk about them (ahem…that was close to 30 years ago!).  My brother and I had primo goods to trade with our classmates who wanted our yummy snacks.  We called these Mud Pies.  I wrote down moms recipe when I left the house for my first apartment.  These are pure comfort food, a quick after school snack, super bake sale goodies and sooo easy to make.  Literally, 10 minutes and you’re a hero.  No excuses!

These never last long around our house.   Cocoa + coconut + oats = yummy….

Moms Mud Pies

2 cups white sugar

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup shortening

5 tbsp good quality cocoa

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp salt

3 cups quick cooking oats

1 cup fine coconut

1.  Combine all ingredients, except oats and coconut, in a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Let boil one minute.

2.  Remove from heat and stir in oats and coconut.

3.  Drop cookies, tablespoon size, on to wax paper and allow to harden.

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