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Preparation Time15 min


  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter (margarine does not set properly)
  • 3 cups shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter, either creamy or chunky
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Line 2 baking sheets with waxed paper.
  2. Place sugar, cocoa, milk, and butter in a large pot and bring boil for 1.5 minutes.
  3. Immediately stir in peanut butter and vanilla, stirring until they dissolve.
  4. Add the coconut as quickly as you can, coating it all.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets. Cookies will set up within about a half hour setting on the counter.

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When I was growing up my sister and I made a recipe like this using oatmeal. Instead of timing the mixture, cook to the soft ball stage and then add pb and vanilla. I used coconut/ almond milk and added 1/2 walnuts reducing coconut by half cup. I also used half brown,half white sugar. Delicious!

well I attempted I followed directions , it has been 1 and 1/2 hours and my 'cookies' are still liquid !!!

These cookies would not set for me. I even froze them. No luck

You are right, 1.5 mins is not enough. I have been making these cookies for more than 20 years. Bring the sugar, cocoa, milk, and butter in a large pot and bring boil for 3-5 minutes. (It's best to use a candy therm) Add the peanut butter and vanilla and mix until dissolved. Add coconut and when the mix is stiff, place by spoonful and waxed paper. It's best to put them in the refrig to cool. This is alot like fudge.

I have been making these for years. You should stir the sugar, cocao, butter and milk only until it dissolves, then let it boil rapidly without stirring for the minute and a half. I have let it boil for up to 3 minutrs without scorching, but the 1.5 is best. when you take the pot off the heat vigorously beat in the peanut butter and vanilla for at least 30 seconds.Then fold in the coconut. The only times mine haven't set is when it's raining. Then I slide the cookie sheets in the fridge and after about an hour they're firm. Hope this helps!

Could it be where you live? I'd think the heat in the midwest could be a cause. I'll post again after I make them and let you know if I had that problem

Made these today. Followed directions but they will not set up. Has anyone else had this problem? 1.5 min evidently is not enough time to boil. Will have to eat them with a spoon.

@Member 9563805: Almond butter would taste delicious in this recipe. Thanks for the suggestion! -- Editor of RecipeLion

These cookies sound delicious. I'll bet they would be yummy if you substituted almond butter for the peanut butter!


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