This month's fill the cookie jar was to make patriotic cookies ~ well I didn't do that. I also left my cookies for the last minute and as the weather was hot and muggy, there was no way that I was going to turn on the oven... So I made some no bake cookies, with coconuts and peanuts.
Coconut Peanut Cookies
I wanted to make something that was fairly healthy and these would have been just that if I would have unsweetened coconut, but I didn't, I used sweetened so they were very sweet. I could have eaten all of them they were so good, gooey sweetness and all. Also, I didn't have all the coconut I needed, I added some peanuts.
This recipe was inspired by a recipe I found online called No-Bake Coconut Cookies by Frugal Farm Wife.
1 cup maple syrup
1 cup coconut
peanuts - (I had not quite a cup of coconut and chopped enough peanuts to make a cup)
1 tsp vanilla
1 -2 squares Dark Ghiradelli Chocolate
In saucepan bring maple syrup to a boil and continue to boil until it reaches soft boil stage (234-236 F on a candy thermometer)
Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
Beat cooled maple syrup with a whisk, adding vanilla.
Add coconut and peanuts and mix well.
Drop by teaspoon onto wax paper or baking map. Let cool completely.
Melt dark chocolate and drizzle over cookies.
I brought these to work and although my co-workers said they were sweet, they were just about gone by the end of the shifts... So I think they were a win.