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No-Bake Samoa Cookies

No bake cookies made with butterscotch pudding, oats and coconut, topped with melted chocolate and toasted coconut: all the flavors of a Samoa cookie but so much easier!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword no bake cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 222kcal
Author Ashley Fehr

Ingredients

Toppings

  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut for toasting
  • 1/2 cup dark or semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tsp cream

For the cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 box instant butterscotch pudding (4 serving size)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats
  • 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut

Instructions

Toppings:

  • To toast coconut: Place coconut in a small, dry pan. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally (stir more frequently towards the end), until coconut is light golden brown. Set aside.
  • To prepare drizzle: In a small bowl, melt together chocolate, butter and cream. I microwaved mine at 50% power for 25 seconds. Pour chocolate into a Ziploc bag to use for drizzle later.

Cookies:

  • In a large pot, bring sugar, butter and milk to a boil over medium-high, stirring often. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Turn off the heat and stir in the vanilla and salt. Add in the pudding mix, oats and coconut and stir until combined.
  • Scoop onto wax-paper lined cookie sheets. Snip a tiny piece of the bag's corner and drizzle with melted chocolate. Sprinkle with toasted coconut.
  • Let set at room temperature for 2-3 hours, uncovered. Plate in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 3 months. You can store them at room temperature for a few days, but I like them cold as they are a little firmer.

Notes

*This recipe is easily halved if you just want a few! The only trick thing is halving the pudding mix, which can be easily done if you have a kitchen scale.

Nutrition

Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 2.7% | Vitamin C: 0.1% | Calcium: 1.6% | Iron: 5.5%