As a kid, these were Mud Pies, I've seen recipes for them as Boiled Cookies but most people seem to know them as Haystacks. Stacking hay was never this easy or tasty, trust me.
Really stacking hay this summer,
Katie, Dad, Cathy and I'm taking the picture
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup coconut
3 1/2 cup rolled oats
In a saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, milk, butter and cocoa.
Bring to a boil stirring occasionally to disolve the sugar and melt the butter.
Remove from heat and stir in coconut and oats.
Drop by rounded tea/tablespoons onto a baking sheet lined with waxed paper.
Let cool (or not) and enjoy.
I like these with or without the coconut and I've seen variations with nuts, cheerios and pretzels.
My favourite way to eat them, while they're still warm and gooey. I've got the singed fingers to prove it. I hope you and your children like them as much as I do. Enjoy.