Sometimes, not very often but *sometimes*, I make additions to a recipe that I have been making forever and it makes me feel like I'm a genius. No bake cookies are something that I'm pretty sure every house in America makes at some point or another. They are fast, the recipes usually make about a million and they are a favorite of kids and big kids alike.
My brilliant mind looked at my cookbook this morning while making them and had a brilliant idea. Instead of adding peanut butter to these like I always do, what would happen if I used the coconut that it actually called for and added chopped toasted almonds instead?
Magic happened my friends. Fireworks went off, horns sounded and I'm almost convinced that a ray of light from Heaven was shining down on our house from the clouds for a few minutes. Seriously- that good.
Almond Joy No Bake Cookies
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 3 cups oatmeal (I used 3 minute oats)
- 1 cup coconut
- 1/2 cup chopped almonds, toasted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
In a large saucepan combine the first 4 ingredients. Bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Let boil 3 minutes, stirring to prevent sticking. Pour in all of the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.Drop by rounded tablespoon onto wax paper and let harden. Makes about 2/12 dozen.
Yum! I'm was so excited when these turned out as well as they did. My experiments in the kitchen don't always turn out as good! I made a double batch and these will be riding along in lunch boxes to be the treats for this week and probably most of next week as well. Since these cookies were such a hit, I wanted to share them with you too. Try them!!