Saturday, September 10, 2011

Two favorites: No Bake Chocolate Cookies and Spiced Tea

Thyme Together has issued a challenge. Read the challenge here.

Hi i'm Joel.I know I said that I like No bake oatmeal cookies and Spice tea (which I do.) But my all-time favorite is candy!But you can't cook that.

Mom's Note: Joel's not a big football fan but goes along and plays with his brother and friends sometimes. But he does like to participate in some football day food-eating! Here are his recipes....

No Bake Oatmeal Fudge Cookies
3 cups raw oatmeal
1 cup coconut
1 cups pecans, chopped
3 tablespoons cocoa
2 cups sugar
½ cup milk
1 stick margarine
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon butter flavor
½ cup peanut butter

Mix oatmeal, coconut, and pecans in large bowl. Mix cocoa, sugar, milk, margarine, vanilla, and butter flavors together in saucepan. Bring to a boil and let boil slowly for one minute. Remove from heat and add peanut butter until melted. Pour over dry mixture and stir. Drop by teaspoon on waxed paper and try to let cool before eating. Makes about 3 dozen.

Note: For non-nut lovers such as my boys, increase the oatmeal to 4 or 5 cups and leave out the coconut and pecans.

Spiced Tea

16 cups water
1 Tbsp. cloves
5 sticks cinnamon
6 tea bags
2 cups sugar
6 lemons (or frozen Minute Maid “juice of 7 lemons”)
Juice of one grapefruit (also include some chunks)
6-oz. can frozen orange juice

Boil 4 cups water with the cloves and cinnamon for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, steep tea bags in another 4 cups water (at least 5 minutes). Mix all together. Add sugar, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, orange juice, and remaining water. Stir, heat, and serve.

Note: It’s best to put spices in a tea ball and remove before storing.


  1. I used to love these as a girl! Spiced tea, too! They are both great for watching the games!

  2. Thanks, Joel! I love candy, too!!!

  3. I like candy, too, Joel. AND good news is you CAN make candy! Even those hard candies! We will have to post some candy recipes in October for Halloween celebration! Great Post!