Dec 2, 2011
Don't tell my family - I halved the sugar and they didn't notice. The natural sweetness of the coconut allows for less sugar.
Here's my recipe:
1/2 c butter
1/2 c milk
1/4 c cocoa powder
3/4 c sucanat, or your choice of sugar
pinch of Real Salt
1/2 c peanut or almond butter (I used natural)
1 t vanilla (how to make it here)
1 c rolled oats
2 c shredded coconut
In a saucepan over medium heat, melt one stick of butter. Stir to add milk, cocoa powder and sucanat. Bring to a boil for one minute. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, vanilla, oats, and shredded coconut. Drop spoonfuls onto parchment paper.
UPDATE January 20, 2012:: I just made these gluten free by using all coconut (no oats) and 1/4 c coconut oil (making the recipe 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup coconut oil) = delicious!! I'm not sure this would work in the summer because coconut oil is liquid at temperatures above 78*.