Do you have a childhood memory of a dessert or treat that your mom used to make? One that you can’t recall seeing or eating anywhere else? Well, these little chocolate devils would be the one for me! We call them Tweedle-de-dees – similar to, and known to others as, No Bake Cookies. I thought about them the other day and asked my mom for the recipe. I remember being in the kitchen with my mom, and sometimes my brothers too, making these cookies and waiting for them to set so we could gobble them up!
I have no idea where the original recipe may have come from…I asked my mom and she said that she got it from my Grandma way back when. So, who knows where it came from or if she came up with it on her own?
I’ve never seen, heard of, or had them anywhere else in my life. Until I started trying to find the source, anyway…I found nothing to match it, but did find No Bake Cookie recipes that have similar ingredients. Who knew?!? Well, someone obviously, but it wasn’t me. I was oblivious…thought these were a special treat just for little ol’ me (and my brothers). I think I’ll just stick to that theory…it’s a much happier memory that way! 😉
Mine didn’t come out quite as good as Mom’s, but they were still pretty darn good. I chock it up to being my first time to make them, so I will (hopefully) perfect them with practice! Besides, everyone at work seemed to love them…they gobbled them all up!
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3 cups uncooked oats
- dash of salt
- 1 cup coconut (optional)
- 1 cup pecans (optional)
- In a medium-sized saucepan, melt butter over medium high heat. Add sugar, cocoa, milk, and vanilla.
- Bring to a boil. Boil, stirring constantly for 1 minute.
- Pour oats (coconut & pecans if using) into a bowl, and stir chocolate mixture into it. Mix thoroughly.
- Drop by the teaspoon onto wax paper. Let cool completely before packaging or storing.