Leftovers can be frozen and taken out to thaw (or warmed slightly in the micro).
Chocolate Drop Quickies
2 cups Sugar
1/2 cup Butter
1/2 cup Cocoa
1/2 Cup Milk
3 Cups Oats
1 tsp. Vanilla
1/2 cup Chopped Nuts (optional)
1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut (optional)
In a medium saucepan, whisk together sugar and cocoa, whisk in milk, add butter. Heat to a boil quickly, then reduce heat to medium. Cook 3-4 minutes or until soft ball stage (234 degrees). Remove from heat and stir in oats and vanilla. Stir in optional ingredients if desired. Drop heaping Tbsps. onto wax paper and let cool.
Variation: I like to substititue 1/2 the sugar with Sucanet, or you could try molasses for a unique flavor. Try adding a little cinnamon. Try different types of nuts.
Now, go make a dental appointment and enjoy these sugar laden bad-boys! :)