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.