No Bake Cookies

Well, summer is officially over for us.
No more pool days, no more play all day time,
no more sleeping in until 10 AM…
I think I am most upset about that one:-)
Just so you know I also stayed up until after 3 AM most nights,
so no more of that either.
Sixlets No Bake Cookies It is time for routine to join us again.
We were ready for that routine…
ok, I admit I was ready to get back on a schedule.
While it is nice to stay up super late, sleep in even later,
and be mostly lazy all summer, there is something to be said about a schedule.
I have even been getting up by 6:45…
now I know that isn’t super early but hey, baby steps:-)I am looking forward to getting a lot done during the day.
That means I need to keep the computer time to a minimum.
How will I ever make any of those fun things that I pinned on Pinterest
if all I do is keep pinning new ones???

I have some fun new ideas for the blog.
So I am wondering…
do you like all the sugar that I post
or are you kinda over it?
If so, what else would you like to see?
If you have never commented before,
go ahead and let me know.
Plus I love to see who is reading:-)

Just curious while I try to figure out where this little blog is going:-)

My kids weren’t as excited about school and the routine.
At least they humored me with pics on the first day:-)
Oh how I am loving the sunkissed hair in this!
I can’t believe how big they are all getting…
seems like just yesterday I was taking my oldest to K5
and now he is in Junior High.
God has been good to us and so faithful
as we try to be good parents and teach them.Do we make mistakes? Sure. What parent doesn’t:-)
But I am thankful for God’s grace and leading
as we continue on this parenting journey.
I know we are just getting into the “good” teenage years.
Yikes! That is scary even just typing it
and we don’t have one yet.
It is exciting to see how they continue to grow
and mature as they experience more firsts.
So bring it on 2011-2012 school year…
we are ready:-)
kids school

Now of course there had to be a yummy treat for them to come home too.
I mean with all the scariness of a new school year and a new school
with brand new teachers and new classmates…we needed cookies.
Now since I was still adjusting to this new schedule stuff
and also because my body was so used to sleeping in.
I chose to go with a super easy cookie…
one that I used to make all the time as a teenager.
I can’t actually remember the last time I made No Bakes.
Must have been like years because the kids were in awe of such a simple cookie.Funny how I can bake all sorts of decadent treats
and the ones they comment on the most are the simplest:-)

On a small side note…no bakes are the ugliest cookies to photog…
good thing Sixlets came to the rescue.
I think it kind of makes them look pretty!
Sixlets No Bake Cookies

No Bake Cookies

Prep Time: 30 minutes

No Bake Cookies

Easy no bake cookies with added color from Sixlets


1 stick butter
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoon malt powder
1/2 cup chocolate milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups quick oats
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut


  1. Melt the butter, sugar, cocoa powder, malt powder, milk, salt, and vanilla over medium heat. Continue to stir until it comes to a boil. Boil for a full minute while you stir. (This helps to melt the sugar down so you end up with creamy cookies.)
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the peanut butter, oats, and coconut until combined. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper lined trays. Press Sixlets into the tops of each cookie. Let cool completely. Store in a sealed container on the counter.


Work quickly to add the Sixlets. The cookies will set up fast.

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  1. says

    These look so good! And yes, the Sixlets totally make them look awesome in the photo. Your kids are darling. :) You are such a good mom!
    Camille @

  2. says

    I loooooove sixlets! And I loooooooove your desserts (they aid my pinning addiction). In fact, I hope you can swing by Something Swanky today and link up to the Sweet Treats Party this weekend!

    I’m following you on GFC and stumbling this post! I’d love a follow back when you get a sec!!

    {Sweet Treats Thursday} Thu-Sun

  3. says

    I love these cookies. I’m sure they were a hit after school. Adorable kiddos – I hope they had an exciting first day.

    About your blog…definitely keep up the sweet recipes! I get lots of inspiration from you.

    Thanks for adding this to Sweets This Week!


  4. says

    I love seeing all the yummy pics you post on your blog but I would love to hear more spiritual stuff. Being a Christian myself, I always like to read something that is encouraging me in my walk or even just what God is showing you in your life or your family’s life. I know that it can be kind of personal, so that is totally up to you. But something Christian based topics would be interesting to me! Keep up the yummy recipes though!

  5. says

    Ilike all your sugary goodness – I am not baking as much as I want because i find it hard to say no to those treats , but I always know where I can come for a good recipe! Of course, new things are fun too!

    LOVE no bake cookies!

  6. says

    Im with Holly ^^ LOVE your recipes (have pinned and written down so many of them). Keep them coming! But this is your blog…so maybe show off a little more of YOU…other hobbies and things you like to do/pursue.

    Cant wait to add another NO bake recipe to my stash…sometimes these are the most helpful of all recipes 😉

  7. says

    These looks so delicious. No bake too? Count me in please! :)

    My blog just turned 1 and I’m hosting a giveaway on my blog as a way to say thank you for your supports in the past year. Please come over to check it out if you’re interested.

  8. says

    what cute kiddos!! i am still mourning the end of summer. i am also so relieved that you use peanut butter in your no-bakes.
    my hubs thought i was crazy to!!
    (i thought his momma was weird for not.. among other reasons of weirdness.)

  9. says

    Jocelyn, I absolutely love all of your creative and original sweet treats! You’re one of the very best in the blogosphere, so I hope you won’t veer too far from your original “recipe” for success!

    Thank you for being a regular part of what makes “A Little Birdie Told Me…” shine!


  10. Rona says

    I love your blog! I want to make these because I’ve never made a no bake cookie. But I was wondering, where do I find malt powder in the store?


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