Thursday, December 22, 2011

Rocky Road No-Bake Cookies

About a week ago, I made a quick phone call to my Dad to get Christmas ideas from him. He didn't pick up so, I just left him a message, asking for him to think of a few things that he'd like for Christmas. When he called me back, he listed off a few things, one of which was my No-Bake Cookies....a little strange, right? Well, he's my Dad and he's practical and sentimental at the same time. I started making No-Bake cookies when I was about 10 years old so, that must be the reason that he wants them for Christmas.

I started off making these the original way that I've always made them and then half way through cooking them, I remembered that growing up, his favorite ice cream was always Rocky Road. Therefor, I switched things up a bit and now we have the Rocky Road No-Bake Cookie.


Rocky Road No-Bake Cookies
1 3/4 cups white sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup crushed walnuts
1 cup mini marshmallows

In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa. Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in oats, walnuts and marshmallows. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper. Let cool until hardened.



4 comments:

  1. THESE ARE SO NICE...I LOVE THE WAY YOU COMBINED A FEW OF YOUR DAD'S FAVORITE THINGS.

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  2. I'm making your rocky road version this morning... only I'm skipping the nuts :)

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  3. My husband loves no-bakes and I'm sure he'd really enjoy this version! Pinning :)

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  4. Pinning these now! Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower. Please check out bellanest.blogspot.com if you get a chance! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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