Pudding No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies

Pudding No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies


"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."

Ingredients 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 184 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 184 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 7.1 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 29g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 111 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. 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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  1. 39 Ratings


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.


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.


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!!!