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Fudge Oatmeal No Bake Cookies

Updated on June 8, 2013
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No bake cookies provide a quick treat without heating the kitchen up by using the oven. My mom used to make these cookies for school lunches. They were one of my favorites back then, and a recipe my grandchildren still enjoy today. Not only are these cookies quick, easy, and no bake, they are also peanut free which makes them an ideal treat for sharing in peanut-free zones like schools or group gatherings. The original recipe calls for quick oats, but I have made them with rolled oats, too. When using rolled oats, they turn out a little bit sticky, but they are delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3 1/2 cups quick oats

Instructions

  1. Mix sugar and cocoa in pot
  2. Add milk, butter, and vanilla
  3. Stir over medium heat to soft ball stage (about 3 minutes)
  4. Remove from heat and add oatmeal.
  5. Drop cookies onto wax paper by teaspoons.

Fudge Oatmeal Cookie Tips

Place your wax paper on the counter before you make the cookies, because once you add the oatmeal, you have to work fast. Cookies solidify quickly and if you're too slow, the last of the batch will come out of the pan in crumbles.

If this happens to you, save the cocoa crumbles and use them as an ice cream topping or a flavorful way to turn your favorite yogurt into a special treat when you're craving chocolate.

Recipe with Peanut Butter Added

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      Heather T 5 years ago

      Mmmm ... these were a favorite of mine growing up!

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      Donna Sundblad 5 years ago from Georgia

      Addictive aren't they!

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      Paul Cronin 5 years ago from Winnipeg

      I can make these myself, whoohoooo! Thanks you, looks so yummy I will have to try!

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      Donna Sundblad 5 years ago from Georgia

      Oh yeah, they are yummy! Can't just eat one. :)

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      Tina Truelove 5 years ago

      And there it is! I will be trying the fudge version very soon! Thank you for sharing!

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      Donna Sundblad 5 years ago from Georgia

      Great Tina, you'll have to let me know what you think. I like them better than the peanut butter version, but I think it is because I grew up eating them. Thanks for reading and taking a moment to comment!

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      K Kiss 5 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      thanks a lot Donna for sharing this peanut free recipe.

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      Donna Sundblad 5 years ago from Georgia

      You are very welcome K Kiss.

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      Karen N 5 years ago from United States

      Sounds delicious, I haven't had a no-bake cookie in years. But they also look easy to make which is just the kind of recipe that I like.

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      Donna Sundblad 5 years ago from Georgia

      They are easy, Karen, and make a perfect choice if you have to whip up something quick.

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      Ram Bansal 5 years ago from India

      A nice quick recipe. thanks, marked useful..

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      Donna Sundblad 5 years ago from Georgia

      Hi Rambansal,

      It is quick and easy...and delicious. Plus you can make them in the summer and not heat up the house.

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      rjsadowski 5 years ago

      These look easy enough to make but I am Afraid that I might get addicted to them.

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      Donna Sundblad 5 years ago from Georgia

      They are kind of addicting. I'm making them today to put in a birthday package. That way I can eat a few and send the rest in the mail. Thanks for reading and leaving a comment!

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      joni 5 years ago

      You need to 'test' them before you send them. We understand! ;)

      They sound yummy and am definitely going to try these. Great for the 'peanut allergic'!!!

      Thanks for sharing...

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      Donna Sundblad 5 years ago from Georgia

      They are currently setting on the counter solidifying. Perhaps they turned out a little sticky and I will have to make another batch...that would mean I must eat these. Right?

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      mljdgulley354 5 years ago

      Great recipe. These were the first cookies my children learned to make. I had a hard time keeping ingredients around for them as they made them so often.

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      Donna Sundblad 5 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks mljdgulley! Most people I knew had the recipe with the peanut butter in it, but I like this one more. I love how easy they are to make, too!

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      Rodney Fagan 4 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      I think I am in heaven, great recipies.

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