When I was in the sixth grade we had a few cooking lessons at school. This involved a hotplate and some wonderful mothers who came and helped a bunch of unruly youth make some tasty treats.
One of the things we made were no-bake cookies called Fudgie Wudgies. I remember many details about the day we made them like the smell of the chocolate, the taste of the delicious, rich treat. It may have been the last chocolate thing I ate before my mother decided to bring my world crashing down around my ears and declare that I was allergic to chocolate. I spent the next 12 years in a sad, chocolate-deprived state (thanks, Mom!) which is one of the reasons I am a complete chocolate addict now.
If you need a quick but tasty chocolate fix, these cookies are perfect. There are many variations on the basic ingredients, but these cookies are so yummy and take just a few minutes to make. Literally, you make them, clean up the mess and be sitting with your feet up in about 15 minutes time-frame.
Fudgie Wudgies (No-Bake Cookies)
2 cups sugar
4 tbsp. cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
2 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup coconut
1 tsp. vanilla
Combine sugar, cocoa, milk and butter in heavy saucepan. Over medium heat, stir until blended. Continue stirring and bring to a hard boil. Let boil for a minute. Remove from heat, add oatmeal, coconut, vanilla, mixing well.
Drop by spoon-full on waxed paper or parchment paper. Try to wait for them to cool before devouring.
She Who Should Not Make These Because She Eats Too Many!