Saturday, October 25, 2008

Recipe # 11: Chocolate Oat Chewies

This is a Cookie Bake stand by. They can be a little bit tedious, due to the extra steps as they come out of the oven, but they look and taste delicious so we make them every year! My mom found mini chocolate bars in a bulk food store one time and they worked even nicer than the Hershey's bars, we thought...the smaller size was just right. I also like to use leftover Halloween Hershey's bars as an alternative to the big ones.

Chocolate Oat Chewies
1 (18.25 oz) Moist Devil's Food Cake mix
1 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
1 cup coconut, toasted and divided
3/4 cup margarine, melted
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
5 1.5 oz milk chocolate bars, broken into small rectangles (you end up with 60 pieces)

Combine cake mix, oats, 1/2 cup coconut, margarine, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl.
Cover and chill for 15 minutes.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls.
Bake at 350 degrees, 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets for 12 minutes.
Immediately upon removing from oven, press one chocolate bar rectangle into the middle of each cookie and then sprinkle it with the remaining 1/2 cup of toasted coconut.
Remove to cooking racks.

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