Well, I'm back with another campsite recipe today, yesterday I shared my Campfire Nachos that we made this weekend. This is the first time I've made these cookies while camping, and I'm kicking myself that I've never done this before. Denali and Dylan helped me make these on the little stove in our trailer. I'm training them, so that by the time they are in High School, I'll only have to cook a couple times a week.
I'm not one of those mom's that "plays" well with my kids. Like, I don't really sit on the floor and play with toys with them for very long. But, I am good at involving them in tasks around the house, like cooking and cleaning. All three of my kids have spent a lot of time sitting on the counter helping and watching me cook. Kids love feeling grown up and doing grown up things, I know I did. These cookies are ones that I made when I was a kid, probably the first start to finish recipe I made on my own.
I've added coconut to these classic no-bake cookies. And now I don't think we'll camp without these simple ingredients again. They made an excellent after-hike snack.
Chocolate Coconut Camp Cookies
1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
1/2 cup milk
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
2 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup coconut
At home, measure out the sugar and cocoa in one ziploc bag and the oats and coconut in another. This simple step will make life a lot easier at the campsite.
In a small sauce pan, stir and bring to a boil the butter, milk, sugar and cocoa. Boil for exactly 5 mins., stirring often. Remove from the heat, moving quickly, stir in the oats and coconut and then place a teaspoon amount in mounds on wax paper. Let the cool for about 10 mins and then enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Company's Coming Cookies by Jean Pare.