Unbaked Fudge Cookies

4.07 from 16 votes

These take minutes to make, so when that chocolate craving hits, you can have them almost immediately!

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.

4.07 from 16 votes

Unbaked Fudge Cookies

A skinnier version then the original, these cookies will have you begging for more and not feel an ounce of guilt.
Yield 24 people
Serving Size 1 each
Course Dessert
Cuisine Universal


  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1each | Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 4mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Holiday, Kid-Friendly, Plant-Based

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Gale Compton

Gale co-founded SkinnyMs. with a goal to provide women with delicious recipes, fitness routines, and ways to reach their ideal weight. Gale has been featured on the Today Show in which she won a cook off for the best Lasagna. Be sure to search for her winning recipe, Skinny Lasagna Rolls.

Guided by her firm belief in healthy eating and the power of exercise, Gale has written two cookbooks and several fitness ebooks. She earned her Fitness Training Certification from, National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association. Gale loves to run with her dog Maggie and has completed numerous half-marathons.

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  1. Hi,

    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!! 🙂

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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?

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

  6. 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.

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

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