Haystacks (a.k.a No Bake Cookies)

1/2 cup (one stick) butter
2 cups sugar
1/4 heaping cup baker's cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups regular rolled oats
3/4 cup unsweetened coconut chips (optional)
3 Tbsp sesame seeds (optional)
1/2 cup nuts (optional)

you can get as creative as you'd like with what you mix in beyond the oats. give it a try... that's how i came up with coconut and sesame seeds.

1. combine butter, sugar, cocoa, and milk in a large saucepan. bring to a boil, stirring frequently, and boil for one minute.
2. remove from heat. stir in peanut butter and vanilla until well combined.
3. add oats, coconut, sesame seeds, nuts and mix well.
4. drop by spoon fulls onto wax paper. allow to set up and cool - approximately 20 minutes. store in an airtight container (and in the fridge during the hot months).