Unbaked Fudge Cookies

This post may include affiliate links.

As a kid my mom made this recipe with 3 cups of white sugar, 1/2 cup butter, cocoa, milk, and peanut butter. We called them, Yum, Yums. I have continued to make this recipe but with healthier ingredients. When a chocolate craving hits, this is our family’s “go to” recipe. Unbaked Fudge Cookies are super easy to make and only takes a few minutes to prepare.

Unbaked Fudge Cookies

A skinnier version then the original, these cookies will have you begging for more and not feel an ounce of guilt.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: Budget-Friendly, Holiday, Kid-Friendly, Plant-Based
Servings: 24 people
Calories: 226kcal
Author: Gale Compton


  • 2 cups chocolate chips we used Enjoy Life brand
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter we used extra-crunchy
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups quick oats


  • In a large saucepan, combine chocolate chips, coconut sugar and coconut milk. On low heat, allow chocolate to melt while stirring every few minutes. Keep a close watch on the mixture making sure it doesn't burn. When chocolate is completely melted, remove from heat. Add vanilla and peanut butter, stir to combine. Fold oats into the mixture and stir to well.
  • Using a tablespoon, drop cookies onto a piece of wax paper or parchment paper and shape into irregular balls. Allow to cool completely before placing in a container with lid. Note: Cookies will continue to get firm after being refrigerated. Refrigerate for up to 3 days.


TIP Mixture can also be added to a cake pan. Lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray and spread evenly, cool to room temperature and refrigerate until set, about 4 hours. Cut into small squares before serving.
The fats in this recipe come primarily from the coconut milk which are healthy fats.


Serving: 1each | Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 4mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8

free email series

5 Secrets to Transform Your Eating Habits

New tips & recipes to feel & look great!

15 Comments on "Unbaked Fudge Cookies"

  1. Serena Luithly  November 17, 2012


    In the directions it says to add vanilla. However, vanilla is not listed in the ingredients. Are we to add vanilla, if yes, how much. Thanks so much!! Love your site!! 🙂

    • Sheila  June 11, 2014

      1 tsp will do it….

  2. cla  January 2, 2013

    will these freeze well?

  3. Jerry  June 11, 2014

    These are very good, although I have to admit I didn't actually follow the directions. I used agave instead of honey, I mixed 60% cocoa chips with 100% unsweetened squares (agave's sweeter than honey but I didn't cut it back, so I like to think it evened out), and I used almond milk instead of coconut milk. I just couldn't get over the fat content of the coconut milk.

  4. Beth  December 12, 2014

    Instead of chocolate chips, could cocoa and a fat (coconut oil perhaps) be substituted? If so, what would the measurements be?

    • SkinnyMs  December 16, 2014

      Beth, You would have to use chocolate chips or a baking chocolate bar for this recipe.

    • Molly  August 26, 2020

      Hey there! Very interested in making these, but I’m deathly allergic to coconut. Suggestions?

      • Nichole Furlong  August 27, 2020

        Hi Molly! You can substitute regular granulated sugar in place of the coconut sugar!

  5. Kathi  July 23, 2015

    I always hate peanut butter in no-bake cookies. I am not a PB hater, but it's not one of my fave's in desserts or cookies either. Is there another binder that would work besides PB?

  6. Tammy  February 7, 2018

    I have developed a nut sensitivity. Would it be possible to use Sunbutter in place of the peanut butter for this recipe?

  7. Amy  December 26, 2018

    We make these often and add pomegranate seeds. It really takes them to the next level.

  8. Carol McCollum  September 27, 2019

    Wow… sounds yummy!! Would it work with honey or pure maple syrup instead of coconut sugar? Would cocoa nibs work instead of chocolate chips? I think I’ll try this & will add walnuts.

    • Nichole Furlong  September 28, 2019

      We would not recommend substituting honey, maple syrup, or cocoa nibs in this recipe as it will prevent the cookies from setting and hardening.


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.