We had an unusually warm November, and while the weather is supposed to starting cooling off, there is not even a skiff of snow on the ground. But it’s easy to get into the Christmas spirit with decorations and baking, even if the weather is not cooperating. That’s why I chose this topic this week on Romance Writers Weekly:
I’m not much of a baker, except for at Christmas. Share your favourite holiday treat recipe!
This topic has become a tradition on RWW, and it’s a great way to discover new recipes. Here’s a family favourite, though, that’s great for people like me who like to eat treats but not spend half a day making them. This recipe comes from my aunt, who calls them “Oat Delights.” I can't remember when the name changed, but we now call them "Chocolate Haystacks."
2 c. sugar
6 tbsp. cocoa
½ c. butter
½ c. milk
½ tsp. vanilla
1 c. shredded coconut
3 c. instant or minute oats
Combine first four ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil.
Remove from heat and stir in coconut and oats.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper. Chill for a few hours, then enjoy! Keep in a well-sealed plastic container as they will dry out otherwise.
If you give these a try, I’d love to hear from you. To get your next recipe, head over to Leslie Hachtel's blog!