Rolled oats and coconut in gooey chocolate. So easy to make; so good to eat!
6 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2-1/2 cups oatmeal
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup flaxseed meal
1 cup shredded coconut
Place cocoa, butter, milk and sugar in a saucepan. Heat at medium-high until boiling, stirring constantly. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
Combine oatmeal, wheat germ, flax and shredded coconut in a metal bowl and pour chocolate mixture over it. Stir until combined. Lay out wax paper on baking sheets. Drop spoonfuls onto wax paper and place in fridge until firm. Transfer them to an airtight container and keep them in the fridge (they keep their shape better that way).
I thought these were pretty tasty and so did Bennett (we both love chocolate!). Cole tried them but he declared they were ‘not his favourite’ and refused to eat any more. I actually made these for Tony to eat while we were away visiting my parents, just to cheer him up while we were gone because I know he likes chocolate macaroons. When we got back I asked him how he liked them and he said he didn’t even know they were there. I guess he wasn’t listening when I told him. It was weird though, they’ve been sitting in our fridge after over a week and he still hasn’t tried one! I’m probably going to throw the rest away because Bennett and I can only eat so many and we’re kind of bored of them now. Oh well.
Update: Tony finally tried them and ate the rest of them up, so no need to throw them away. He said they were very good!
-Recipe adapted from Recipezaar