Rating: 3.88 stars
40 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2

My grandmother had made no-bake cookies so much, she was never seen looking at the recipe. This recipe was obtained from a local nursing home and is so easy my 9 year old makes them and the flavor is changeable to your taste. I generally make 2 batches so that we don't have to store half a can of evaporated milk. Our favorite flavors are made with chocolate fudge or butterscotch pudding.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In 3 quart microwaveable bowl, combine the sugar, butter and evaporated milk. Cook on high power for 2 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until the mixture comes to a rapid boil. Allow the mixture to boil undisturbed for 20 to 30 seconds. Remove from heat and stir in the instant pudding and oatmeal. Spoon onto waxed paper lined cookie sheets. Allow to sit at least 15 minutes or until firm.

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Nutrition Facts

184 calories; protein 2.1g; carbohydrates 29g; fat 7.1g; cholesterol 17.3mg; sodium 111mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (41)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2007
WOW! This recipe was super easy. They took longer than 15 min to set up but half of the cookies were gone before they were set. I used Devils Food Pudding Mix (Highly Recommended) and cut the sugar to 1-1/2 cups. I used the stove top and let the mixture boil for 2 min. then added the pudding and oats. PERFECT! A nice change from the regular no bake recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/07/2008
Original recipe is confusing as far as evaporated milk goes. 1/2 can (12oz) means 6oz so maybe that's why others had problems with the cookies setting. I read it wrong the first time too and almost dumped in the whole can. I used 6 oz and they were not too moist at all actually almost too dry. They didn't set on their own so I popped them in the oven at 400 for 7 min. I had no parchment paper so I just sprayed the cookie sheet with PAM and it worked fine. Any longer than 7 min though and they burned (oops). I also used splenda fat-free/sugar-free pudding and fat-free evap. milk. Will try to experiment with butter substitute next time. Read More
(41)
40 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2007
WOW! This recipe was super easy. They took longer than 15 min to set up but half of the cookies were gone before they were set. I used Devils Food Pudding Mix (Highly Recommended) and cut the sugar to 1-1/2 cups. I used the stove top and let the mixture boil for 2 min. then added the pudding and oats. PERFECT! A nice change from the regular no bake recipe. Read More
(50)
Rating: 3 stars
03/07/2008
Original recipe is confusing as far as evaporated milk goes. 1/2 can (12oz) means 6oz so maybe that's why others had problems with the cookies setting. I read it wrong the first time too and almost dumped in the whole can. I used 6 oz and they were not too moist at all actually almost too dry. They didn't set on their own so I popped them in the oven at 400 for 7 min. I had no parchment paper so I just sprayed the cookie sheet with PAM and it worked fine. Any longer than 7 min though and they burned (oops). I also used splenda fat-free/sugar-free pudding and fat-free evap. milk. Will try to experiment with butter substitute next time. Read More
(41)
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2007
Great Recipe! Based on other reviews, I did lessen the amount of sugar and I cooked it on the stove rather than the microwave. I also used Pistachio instant pudding and reduced the amount of oats and added 1 cup of coconut. I brought them into work because my co-workers are my recipe guinea pigs...they loved them! Thank you!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2009
Good and easy cookies! I made mine with chocolate instant pudding. I only rated these four stars because I cut back the sugar to 1 1/2 cups and the butter to 1/2 cup and cannot imagine 2 cups of sugar in these! I love sweet treats and even with the sugar cut back these are just about as sweet as I could tolerate. Mine set up perfectly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2006
A very good recipe considering it's so quick and easy. i halved the recipe and added unsweetened cocoa powder since other reviewers seemed to indicate that their cookies turned out very sweet and liked the cocoa version of this. My cookies seemed to set just fine but I used as much oatmeal as seemed necessary in order to make the cookies form more solidly. Towards the end I rolled up sunflower seeds in the cookies and my roommate like the seeded ones even better. edit: i decided i wanted the cookies to be less sticky so I smushed the cookies into a cookie-like shape (flatter) and baked the no-bake cookies for about 15 min. at 400 deg. Crunchy outside - chewy inside. Even better! Perhaps defeating the purpose but tasty nonetheless. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2009
This recipe is a new staple for us! I love it! I did adjust the portions based on a few reviews and wanted to cut down on fat - I used 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup) 2/3 cup of sugar. They turned out so yummy and not sure if the reduction in butter made them less gooey but mine sat fine. Not sure where they get 48 servings though I made 24 rounded tablespoons and they turned out great! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/08/2003
These aren't bad for as simple as they are. However I like the ones made with Hershey's Cocoa better. These are very easy to make and I had no problems with mine firming up just a matter of preference here. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2005
These are super sweet. Very easy a good summer cookie because you only need the microwave. My 6 year old daughter and I made them and she loved the fact that she could do pretty much everything herself. We used chocolate fudge pudding and they are nearly as good as brownies! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2009
this tasted GREAT!!! everyone that can over to my house loved them. But instead of making a bunch of cookies out of them i lined a 13'' by 9'' cake pan with wax paper and put the "batter" into that needless to say it didnt harden but they stayed moist and very gooey...and they still tased great! Read More
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