I was only 11 years old when my mom got this recipe from a church member of ours in Pasadena, TX. It is very similar to the NO BAKE CHOCOLATE OATMEAL COOKIES or BOILED OATMEAL COOKIES. However, it has a few different ingredients and directions and can be made into several variations.
In heavy 2qt-4qt saucepan, mix sugar, cocoa, butter and milk well. Bring to a boil. Start timing, once the mixture begins to boil. Boil on medium heat for at least 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
Remove from heat, add oatmeal, vanilla and your choice of pecans or variation of other ingredients. (coconut, raisins, coconut/pecans, peanut butter or leave plain)
Stir until well blended and oats all are dark.
Drop QUICKLY by spoonfuls onto wax or parchment paper to set.
Mrs. Bonnie (whose recipe this is) would make 3 separate batches. One with pecans. one with raisins and one with coconut. I started making them with 1/2 pecans and 1/2 coconut. A friend makes them plain- just oatmeal and chocolate.