I was looking through our pantry to see what we had that I could use to make something to satisfy my sweet tooth while sheltering in place. I found some coconut, oatmeal, and a few partial bags of baking chips. Hmmm… let’s see what we can make using those items!
Note: I had a variety of baking chips available, but you can use any flavor or combination of flavors in this recipe. Just make sure they equal 1 2/3 cup total.
Cook / Prep Time – 1 hour
Servings 1 1/2 dozen
- 1/2 can condensed milk
- 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 2/3 cup peanut butter chips
- 1/3 cup butterscotch chips
- 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Toast 1 cup of the coconut in the oven until browned. Remove and set aside. In a double boiler, melt the butter, the condensed milk and all of the baking chips together, stirring frequently.
In another bowl, mix the oats, the toasted coconut, and the other coconut flakes.
When all the baking chips are melted, add the sea salt and vanilla and blend together.
Place some parchment paper on a sheet pan and spray with pan spray. Use a scoop or spoon and spray it with pan spray, too.
When the baking chips are melted and smooth, take off the heat and stir in the coconut and oatmeal mixture. When blended, scoop up the mixture by the spoonful and place on the parchment paper. Sprinkle sea salt on the top of each.
Place in the refrigerator and chill until cooled and firm. That’s it!
**Warning – you may consider adapting a self isolating exercise regimen after eating several of these!
Suggested self quarantine playlist to listen to while preparing these….
“U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer from his 1990 album “Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em” that features the opening riff of the Rick James song, “Superfreak”
“Too Much Time on My Hands” by Styx from their 1981 album “Paradise Theatre”
“Alone” by Heart from their 1987 album “Bad Animals”
“Keep Your Hands to Yourself” by The Georgia Satellites from their 1986 album, Georgia Satellites”