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Fudgy No-Bake Cookies Recipe

Fudgy No-Bake Cookies Recipe

Peanut butter and chocolate are a perfect combination. My cookie recipe can be changed to suit your sweet tooth. Try adding almond or mint extract. These cookies make a fun garnish for ice cream, too.—Beth Brown, Naples, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cocoa; add butter and milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil; boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; stir in oats, coconut, peanut butter and vanilla.
  • 2. Let stand until the mixture mounds when dropped by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper. Cool until set. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 311 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 118mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

Reviews for Fudgy No-Bake Cookies

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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 216462
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2014

"I have no idea what I did wrong, but these did not mound up at all. Very flat cookie looking result. The taste was o.k. but I probably won't use this recipe again."

randcbruns User ID: 828588 85264
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2014

"This recipe has been in my family for years. It is always a favorite and I just made these with my 7 year old son. LOVE these! We don't add coconut, though."

randcbruns User ID: 828588 84088
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2014

"This recipe has been in my family for years. It is always a favorite and I just made these with my 7 year old son. LOVE these!"

Amy the Midwife User ID: 2816815 60674
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2014

"Definitely too sweet. I'd use less sugar if I made them again. I also omitted the coconut and used sunflower seed butter instead of peanut butter, because of allergies."

tassekuchen User ID: 2884470 126917
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"Way too sweet! I will use 1/3 - 1/2 C. sugar next time. I omitted the coconut (added more oats) and butter (added more peanut butter)."

tassekuchen User ID: 2884470 41481
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"Way too sweet! I will use 1/3 - 1/4 C. sugar next time. I omitted the coconut (added more oats) and butter (added more peanut butter)."

MY REVIEW User ID: 4441258 204849
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2013

"very good and tasty, the recipe just doesn't make enough ! lol"

MY REVIEW User ID: 4441258 126751
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2013

"these were good, and easy.. just didn't make enough cookies ! lol"

scrumdittilyumptious User ID: 7123203 34789
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2013

"Super yummy and easy to make! Be sure to stick to the recommended dozen cookies per batch as they are rich treats and you don't want them too big. My husband's reaction was "wow, these are like fudge" as he devoured the cookie :)."

JennTats User ID: 7007311 77728
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2013

"My son loves these cookies and their so easy to make. It's one of those recipes that have been around for a long time. I remember tasting something like this when I was a little girl and I tried it warm and gooey right from the pan very good when warm too."

MY REVIEW User ID: 1510 41468
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2012

"I have made this many times. it alwasy turns out great. I do add a little extra coco, just because .."

faith7025 User ID: 1149408 34788
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2012

"I would make these again, but I would not make them as directed exactly next time. I cooked them for the specified time, but they did not set up after several hours. I scraped them back into the pan and boiled them again for several more minutes. They were better, but still quite soft. The flavor was nice, rich, and chocolately. We did add just a pinch of cinnamon too."

SpinningYogini User ID: 965432 36722
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"I doubled this recipe and spread the batter out on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Very tasty, very easy! Brings back great childhood memories."

Rebecca.Winslow User ID: 4280941 34787
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"Love these cookies, and this recipe was so simple my 12 year old made it herself. Great for an evening when you want something sweet and you want it quick, with ingredients usually on hand."

stevennicole User ID: 2190603 36719
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2011

"I'd double (at least) this recipe!"

cherrylady User ID: 1073547 77727
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2011

"My mom received this recipe 45 years ago from a friend. I've made them for years -- minus the coconut. To simplify, I spread them into a greased 8-inch square pan and cut into 1-inch cubes (my ingredients are double those listed here). It's much less work and keeps them from drying out too much. It's a great recipe for a little beginning baker/helper -- my daughters both enjoyed making them ALL BY THEMSELVES at about 10 years old."

mariwhits User ID: 3207837 84085
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2011

"i make no bake cookies which is almost like this but i do not use coconut but this is still good"

MegMarie7 User ID: 5668412 84073
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"Way to much sugar and my batch turned out a little runny still. Needed more oats, less sugar and maybe more cocoa and peanut butter"

lafleur User ID: 2115534 36718
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2010

"WAY too sweet. Would cut the sugar at least by half, and maybe omit the coconut."

gram_x11 User ID: 883197 84072
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2010

"I've been making this for over 40 years but without the coconut. My 12 yo grandson makes several batches each weekend that he is here and the grands inhale them!"

Splashy User ID: 5204817 77650
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2010

"the one cookie my son asks for again and again. dead easy and no need to turn on the oven, a winner for me!!"

Amberleep User ID: 4852068 93295
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2010

"I followed the recipe to a T and for some reason the mixture was a bit thin even after the oats were added and sat a minute..... I added about another 1/4 cup and they were PERFECT!!!! I love that this is such a small recipe b/c then I don't have 498534587 extra cookies in my kitchen calling my name! ;)"

firewife06 User ID: 4202526 109207
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2009

"My husband is a fireman, and as a treat I make these for them. They all love them,these are quick and easy and not too many ingredients."

14cpieschke User ID: 3613086 84071
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2009

"I made these when i was home sick because they were so easy to make. I did not put the cocunut in, but that is up to yo. Thes were exelent and easy, I will definetly make these again"

KatieM1 User ID: 3867957 77613
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2009

"I've made these for years but without the coconut,as we are not fans of it."

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