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No-Bake Fudgy Coconut Cookies Recipe

No-Bake Fudgy Coconut Cookies Recipe

My daughter works at a summer camp, so I send treats. Instead of a cookie jar we use a coffee can and call it the Wrangler Feeding Trough. Everyone asks for this cookie. —Sue Klemm, Rhinelander, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:42 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup white baking chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the first five ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 3 minutes.
  • 2. Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter and vanilla until blended. Stir in oats and coconut. Drop mixture by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets.
  • 3. In a microwave, melt baking chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cookies. Refrigerate until set. Store in airtight containers. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 101 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 63mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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Nauriel User ID: 8580578 252868
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2016

"Haven't made them yet but will give it a try. They look great. I love chocolate and coconut. For the person who is concerned about oats not being gluten free. I get mine at Trader Joe's and they are definitely gluten free as are the ones at Earth Fare, Whole Foods and even at Kroger and Walmart. Don't miss out on a really healthy and delicious food because of gluten because everywhere I buy them they are gluten free."

tbdrew User ID: 7780586 241233
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2016

"Didn't work for me. The cookie came out runnier than it should be and the white chocolate drizzle burnt and didn't melt."

PathofLife User ID: 1288561 240171
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

"I'm not sure why the first response was about gluten in oatmeal, but there is DEFINITELY gluten in oatmeal! I haven't had it in 25 yrs because I've had Celiac that long!!"

littlegamma User ID: 7606989 225530
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2015

"There is NO GLUTEN in Oatmeal."

jetluvs2cook User ID: 1675049 185152
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2014

"made these the other easy and so good!"

Grammy Debbie User ID: 30612 140282
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2014

"Really good cookie. I'd made a variation of these before, but my old recipe had no coconut. I added extra oats to make the cookie stiffer; that's what I'd done with my old recipe so I knew it would work fine for these. The extra oats is the key to the stiffer, less sticky cookie, although they do need to be kept refrigerated."

aboyle03 User ID: 578347 199330
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2014

"These were great, but need to stay chilled or they start to get sticky. They are simple enough that my 6 year old was able to make these mostly by herself. We put some mini marshmallows in and used crunchy peanut butter. I didn't have any wax paper, but they popped right off of a glass baking dish."

suprememongoose User ID: 6987162 213664
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2014

"These are really delicious - I made them for a party, and they vanished! However, I followed the directions to the letter, and while they seemed to be set after refrigeration, they quickly became sticky at room temperature in the airtight container. They were not so soft that they fell apart, but they were nowhere near as firm in appearance as the cookies in the photo."

KMCa User ID: 7818995 127093
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2014

"These are fantastic! What can I use in place of the oats to make them gluten free?"

Baciwhite User ID: 7818094 197011
Reviewed May. 30, 2014

"I don't know what I did wrong. I followed the recipe to a T except for putting the drizzled topping. I refrigerated them and they are still sticky. When I take them out of the fridge they get really soft and are not firm. What could I have done wrong? They taste really great but the consistency is not good. Help. I love the recipe but could not take them as a treat for anyone, too sticky. :-("

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 127943
Reviewed May. 29, 2014 Edited Jun. 8, 2017

"I made these fir the first time this a.m.! I did adapt the recipe slightly by using 1/2 granola (low-fat) and 1/2 quick oats. I also used 1/2 cup evaporated milk and measured balance of 2/3 cup amount using fat-free milk. I also used 1 cup chocolate candy disks from Make & Mold with 1-1/2 tsp. vegetable shortening, melted in a saucepan (1-qt.) and stirred until smooth. I topped the cookies with this mixture, then chilled them! I used a teaspoon rather than a tablespoon to get more mileage out of the dough! This recipe made 55 cookies! Thank you, Sue Klemm, for sharing your recipe with Taste of Home! This recipe was PERFECT! delowenstein"

omnijen User ID: 6475476 185137
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2014

"This was so easy and is delicious!"

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