nO BAKE FRUIT PIE RECIPE
AND HAPPY holidays
1 cup cocoa powder
1 cup milk
2 cups 'quick cook' oatmeal or crushed graham crackers
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 pound butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Melt butter in a saucepan.
Mix the cocoa powder, milk, sugar and butter.
Stir until mixture is of even consistency. Pour into the pan.
Add in the oatmeal and stir until they are evenly spread and distributed.
Let the mixture cool for five to ten minutes.
Spoon the mixture into balls on a cookie sheet, leaving enough space between them for their spreading out.
Let stand on counter for at least 20 minutes to stiffen, or you may refrigerate for quicker stiffening of the cookies.
tips and variations
May use peanut butter to give the no-bake cookies an extra flavor.
Do a pie instead of cookies.
Make a pie crust using graham crackers.
6 1/2 oz graham crackers (12 crackers), finely ground (=1½ cups) = makes one “9-inch pie crust”.
Pour the hot mixture into the crust of Graham crackers.
Once cooled, top with whipped cream and fruit or other toppings. Voila ! done!
Technically, crackers are not really graham crackers unless they are made with graham flour, which is a hard (high protein) wheat flour in which the constituent bran, germ, and endosperm have been ground separately, the first two coarsely and the third finely… graham pie crust and crackers below>