These cookies are so delicious. They are a cross between a cookie and candy. You don't have to even turn on the stove for these, so it makes them a wonderful treat to serve during the summer months. Our yard was always full of kids in the summertime and I can remember the joy of Mom bringing out a plate of cookies and koolaide for my friends.
In a saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, milk, and margarine. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, then boil for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the oats, vanilla, cocoa, peanut butter and coconut. Spoon onto waxed paper and allow to cool for at least an hour. Store in an airtight container