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No-Bake Fudge Cookies Recipe

No-Bake Fudge Cookies
Quick & Easy Beginner

Skill Level: Beginner

Recipe Rating


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups quick-cooking oats


  • 1. Line tray or cookie sheet with wax paper.
  • 2. Combine butter and milk in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 minute or until butter is melted when stirred; stir in sugar and cocoa until well blended. Microwave at HIGH 1-1/2 minutes; stir. Microwave at HIGH an additional 1-1/2 to 3 minutes or until sugar is completely dissolved and mixture is hot and bubbly on surface; carefully stir in salt, vanilla and oats.
  • 3. Drop by tablespoons onto prepared tray; flatten slightly. Let stand until firm. If necessary, cover and refrigerate until firm. Top with FOOLPROOF BUTTERSCOTCH FUDGE CUT-OUTS, if desired. Makes about 36 cookies.
  • FOOLPROOF BUTTERSCOTCH FUDGE CUT-OUTS: Line 15-1/2x10-1/2x1-inch jelly-roll pan with foil. Combine 3 cups (almost two 11-oz. pkgs.) HERSHEY'S Butterscotch Chips and 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk) in large microwave-safe bowl.
  • Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 minute; stir. Continue heating 15 seconds at a time, just until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Immediately spread evenly into prepared pan. Cover; refrigerate until firm. Use foil to lift fudge out of pan; place on cutting board. Peel off foil. With small cookie cutters, cut into favorite shapes. About 2 pounds fudge.

Ratings & Reviews

    this is an old family favorite,my grandma changed it up by adding coconut and pecans,simple and fudgey
    This is the easiest and best recipe ever. 2 changes I make - Use less oats. Just start stirring them in and when it gets a good consistency stop. Mix in 2 tablespoons of peanut butter after the bowl comes out of the microwave. It will melt in and make the cookies extra delicious.
    the old fashioned recipe done on the stove top is better. I think there are too many oats in this recipe... I only used three cups and I liked it a little bit better. But I don't think I would make the recipe again.
    This is a newer version of the old recipe I remember that was prepared on the stove top in a sauce pan. Would really like to find that "old" recipe again!!