praline no bake cookies

Praline Coconut No Bake Cookies

November 18, 2014Danita


praline no bake cookies

 The holiday season is here and for us that means lots of extra food, family, and friends.  To top it off, it has gotten COLD!  For most of you, it’s probably been cold for a few weeks now, but for us Texans we aren’t used to 30 degree weather in November.  We had to turn the heat on! Of course, that means higher energy bills.  I will have to admit, I love it to be cold around Christmas and New Years but I’m fine if spring begins on January 2nd.  

Enjoying all the “extras” this time of year means extra expenses as well.  Today on Time Saving Tuesday I want to share a few time and money-saving tips that may help…and of course, a recipe.  These Praline Coconut No Bake Cookies cook for just a couple of minute on top of the stove..no heating up the oven…saving time and energy.  If you like German Chocolate Cake frosting, you’ll love these quick and easy No Bake Cookies!

Easy No Cost Tips for Saving Money on Energy Bills from PG&E:

  • When using the fireplace turn down your heater. When you’re not using it, close the damper to prevent cold air from coming in.
  • Close curtains, shades, and blinds at night and during unoccupied periods of the day to help prevent warm air from escaping.
  • When you’re at home, set the furnace thermostat at 68°F or lower, health permitting. Three to five percent more energy is used for each degree the furnace is set above 68°F.
  • When you leave the house, set the thermostat to 56°F. By turning your thermostat back 10-5 degrees for 8 hours, you can save 5-15 percent a year on your heating bill.
  • Check your air filters each month and change as needed

And…

Here’s the Recipe:

  • 2 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips – optional
  • 1 tsp shortening – if using chocolate

*This recipe makes about 2 dozen cookies.  They are very sweet and can be made small.  For that reason I only made a half batch.

praline coconut no bake cookies

In a medium-sized bowl, mix pecans and coconut.  Set aside

praline coconut no bake cookies

Combine sugar, milk, corn syrup, and butter in a heavy sauce pan over medium high heat

Stirring constantly, cook until mixture comes to a complete boil

Continue to stir and boil for 3 minutes

praline coconut no bake cookies

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and coconut-pecans

Continue to stir (off heat) about 4 minutes or until starts to cool and thicken

praline coconut no bake cookies

Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper and allow to cool about 1 1/2 hrs

praline coconut no bake cookies

When completely cool, melt chocolate by:

Combine chocolate and shortening in microwave safe bowl

Microwave on high about 30 seconds, remove and stir

Repeat for 20 seconds at a time until melted and smooth

praline coconut no bake cookies

Drizzle chocolate on cookies and allow to dry

praline coconut no bake cookies

If desired, dip bottoms of cookies in melted chocolate as well

praline coconut no bake cookies

I did some with chocolate bottoms and some without!

praline coconut no bake cookies

If pecans and coconut aren’t your favorite, try Original No Bake Cookies.

For more energy-saving tips check out PG&E and November 17-23 enter the #PGEhome Instagram Photo Challenge Contest for a chance to win $100 Home Depot Gift Card!  

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Praline Coconut No Bake Cookies
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 1/2 cup sugar
  2. 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  3. 1/2 cup corn syrup
  4. 1 stick butter
  5. 1 tsp vanilla
  6. 2 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  7. 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  8. 1/2 cup chocolate chips - optional
  9. 1 tsp shortening - if using chocolate
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized bowl, mix pecans and coconut. Set aside
  2. Combine sugar, milk, corn syrup, and butter in a heavy sauce pan over medium high heat
  3. Stirring constantly, cook until mixture come to a complete boil
  4. Continue to stir and boil for 3 minutes
  5. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and coconut-pecans
  6. Continue to stir (off heat) about 4 minutes or until starts to cool and thicken
  7. Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper and allow to cool about 1 1/2 hrs
When completely cool, melt chocolate by
  1. Combine chocolate and shortening in microwave safe bowl
  2. Microwave on high about 30 seconds, remove and stir
  3. Repeat for 20 seconds at a time until melted and smooth
  4. Drizzle chocolate on cookies and allow to dry
  5. If desired, dip bottoms of cookies in melted chocolate as well
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3 Comments

  • Marlys (This and That)

    November 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    These sound awesome.. I am going to be making them for my Christmas plates that I giveaway. Pinning the recipe.

  • Whitney

    November 18, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    These sound amazing. I’m saving recipes for Christmas cookies this year. These will definitely be on the list. Yum!

  • sdaigneault2

    November 18, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    These look awesome. I need to give them a try for my Christmas box. Pinning

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