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Coconut Caramel Oat Cookies Recipe

"When I was a little girl, my grandmother and I used to whip up this no-bake snack to munch on while playing rummy," shares Tammy Schroeder of Aitkin, Minnesota. "I love to throw a batch together and remember those special times."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:27 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 25 caramels
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup flaked coconut

Directions

  • 1. In a heavy saucepan, bring butter and milk to a boil; add sugar, vanilla and salt. Cook for 1 minute. Add caramels and stir until melted, about 4 minutes. Stir in oats and coconut.
  • 2. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper. Let stand until set. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 149 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 112 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.