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Our Cookie Monster Fudge is rich and creamy and only takes minutes to make! Loaded with tons of cookies this is an easy homemade fudge for adults and kids alike!
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Table of Contents
  1. No-Bake Fudge For Any Cookie Monster Fan
  2. Why We Love This Cookie Monster Fudge
  3. Ingredients / Shopping List
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. How to Make the Recipe
  6. Tips
  7. Storage Tips
  8. Frequently Asked Questions
  9. Other Easy Fudge Recipes
  10. Cookie Monster Fudge Recipe

Cookie monster fudge takes only minutes to make and combines cookies and fun into the cutest blue treat you have ever tasted. Loaded with chocolate chip and Oreo cookies, this no-bake, easy-to-make recipe requires only 7 ingredients and is a delicious favorite for every fudge fan.

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I must admit that my favorite muppet on Sesame Street has always been Cookie Monster. With his characteristic blue fur and adorable googly eyes, Cookie Monster’s appetite for cookies is legendary. And because I too consider myself a cookie connoisseur, our similar insatiable craving for this crunchy treat inspired my need to create this fudge recipe. (Be sure to see our fudgy inspiration at Something Swanky!) 

The combination of melted chocolate and sweetened condensed milk creates the perfect texture and density for this homemade fudge. But the real secret to this recipe, which makes it extra smooth and firm, is that we heat our ingredients to the right temperature and let it cool just right so that it hardens enough to be the perfect fudge consistency, but it’s soft enough to cut.

bitten cookie monster fudge

This recipe itself is straightforward and foolproof. It’s deliciously rich and creamy and chock full of cookie goodness. Not only is this fudge bright and blue like the beloved Cookie Monster himself, but it is stuffed with chunks of cookies that are folded into its smooth base, adding a wonderful crunchy texture. And when topped with MORE cookies and candy eyes, this fudge has the likeness of the famous furry friend that brings out the cookie monster in all of us!

  • Takes only 5 minutes to make
  • So easy to prep using simple ingredients
  • Each bite is packed with cookies
  • Deliciously rich and creamy
  • No-bake treat
  • Fun to make with kids
  • A perfect dessert for a Sesame Street themed party
  • You can customize your fudge with extra cookies or toppings
  • Not too hard, not too soft and won’t melt in your hands
cookie monster fudge in baking pan

Ingredients / Shopping List

  • Dark blue candy melts: The melts I used were named “royal blue,” and work well. However, if you cannot find dark blue candy melts, you can use white melts and add blue food coloring to them after they have melted, but before adding the cookies.
  • Sweetened condensed milk (Be sure NOT to get evaporated milk by mistake!)
  • Salted butter: Make sure to use salted butter, as it adds an excellent extra flavor to the recipe. If you must use unsalted butter, add a small amount of salt as well.
  • Vanilla extract: Adds a hint of vanilla essence.
  • Chocolate chip cookies: I used Chips Ahoy store-bought cookies, but feel free to use homemade cookies as well, which will be more delicious of course!
  • Mini Oreos: If you don’t have mini Oreos, regular Oreos will be fine, but you will need to chop them up into smaller pieces.
  • Candy eyes: Because Cookie Monster has the cutest googly eyes! (I love this assortment of candy eyes – you never know when you may have a candy eye emergency!)

Substitutions and Additions

  • Cookies: Instead of using a 50/50 mix of Oreos and chocolate chip cookies like we’ve done, feel free to include only Oreos or just chocolate chip cookies. You can even include chunks of raw homemade edible cookie dough.
  • Get Nutty: Swap the vanilla extract for almond extract and add chopped nuts to the fudge. (Almond extract is actually my favorite! It adds a delicious richness to fudge and cookies)
  • Go bluer: Add to the fun blue hue with blue sprinkles or chopped blue candy.

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How to Make the Recipe

This Cookie Monster Fudge recipe is not only delicious, it’s incredibly cute, fun, and easy to make!

  1. Melt your blue candy using a double boiler. (see FAQ’s below for tips on melting with or without a double boiler)
  2. Stir into the double boiler, the sweetened and condensed milk, salted butter, and vanilla extract into the bowl with the melts until everything has melted and combined.
    PRO-TIP: Feel free to add extra blue food coloring to get your desired blue color here! You can go darker, or use white candy melts and add blue food coloring to get a lighter blue too!)
    melted blue candy in a bowl
  3. Remove your bowl from the heat and mix in 1/2 cup chocolate chip cookies and 1/2 cup mini Oreos.
    mix in chocolate chip cookies and mini Oreos in the blue candy melt
  4. Pour your mixture into a baking dish.
    PRO-TIP: Line your baking dish with parchment paper or foil and leave some overhang. This will make it much easier to lift the fudge out and easier to clean up too!
    pour mixture into baking dish
  5. Top your fudge with chocolate chip cookies, mini Oreos, and candy eyes.
    Top the fudge with chocolate chip cookies, mini Oreos, and candy eyes
  6. Let the fudge cool on the countertop completely before placing it in the refrigerator to set.
    cookie monster fudge in baking pan
  7. Cut into squares, serve, and enjoy every cookie-filled bite!
    cookie monster fudge cut into squares

Tips

  • Keep the butter softened before adding it in with the candy melts instead of melting it ahead of time. You still want the melts to cook a little once the other ingredients have been added, and watching for the butter to melt is a great indication that the fudge is ready to set.
  • Don’t use low fat or fat free sweetened condensed milk. It could throw off the consistency and the fudge won’t be as rich.
  • This fudge will soften a bit at room temperature, so I suggest keeping it refrigerated until you are ready to serve it.

Storage Tips

You can either store this fudge in the refrigerator, at room temperature or keep frozen. Make sure it is in an airtight container regardless of which method you choose. Your fudge will be good for 2-3 weeks in the fridge or at room temperature. If you choose to freeze it, it will be good for about 3 months.

stacked cookie monster fudge

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don’t have a double boiler?

A double boiler is one of the best ways to heat ingredients that burn easily. You can buy an actual double boiler, but if you don’t have one, it’s easy to create one with items you already have in your kitchen. 

You will want to use a small saucepan and a heat-proof bowl. I like to use glass bowls for this, but you can also use a metal bowl. With either bowl, you will also need oven mitts to hold the bowl in place as you stir the candy melts. In the saucepan, you should place about 1 cup of water in the bottom. You will use the steam from the heated water for your heat.
On top of the saucepan will go your heat-proof bowl. Make sure the bowl is large enough to sit on top of the saucepan without dropping into it. Your bowl should be nearly twice the size of the saucepan.
Place your homemade double boiler on the burner and your candy melts in the bowl, then heat up the water in the bottom saucepan. You can control how fast the candies will melt by adjusting the heat of the burner.
Stir the melts occasionally until they are completely melted. Using a double boiler is a great method of melting almost any candy since the candy won’t burn.

What are candy melts?

Candy melts, also known as confectionery coating or melting candy, are chocolate-like products that use palm kernel oil or other vegetable oils, instead of cocoa butter. This makes it easier to work with in candy making. It also melts easier at lower temperatures than chocolate, and it hardens more quickly.  The flavor is good but not quite as rich as pure chocolate. It is perfect for this homemade Cookie Monster fudge recipe.

Can I use white chocolate instead?

If you prefer to use white chocolate instead of candy melts, that is fine. You can follow the instructions according to the original recipe and add blue food coloring to the chocolate and condensed milk mixture. Because the chocolate is mixed with the condensed milk, regular food coloring should work just fine. Gel paste food coloring is not recommended because it can seize the chocolate when added to melted chocolate.

cookie monster fudge stacked on plate

Other Easy Fudge Recipes

5 from 2 votes
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Serves — 18
Our Cookie Monster Fudge is rich and creamy and only takes minutes to make! Loaded with tons of cookies this is an easy homemade fudge for adults and kids alike!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups dark blue candy melts
  • ¾ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup (1 stick) salted butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup chocolate chip cookies roughly chopped and divided
  • ¾ cup mini Oreos divided
  • 1 tsp (about 24-30) candy eyes

Instructions
 

  • Take an 8 x 8 inch baking dish and line it with parchment paper.
  • Using a double boiler, melt the dark blue candy melts.
  • Add in the sweetened and condensed milk, salted butter, and vanilla extract to the top pan or bowl with the melts.
  • Stir until everything has melted and combined together, about 2-3 minutes. Take the top pan or bowl off the heat.
  • Immediately add in ½ cup of the divided chocolate chip cookies and ½ cup of the divided mini Oreos. Stir until the cookies are evenly mixed throughout the mixture and pour it into the prepared baking dish.
  • Decorate the top of the fudge with the remaining chocolate chip cookies, mini oreos, and candy eyes.
  • Cool to room temperature and then chill for 2-3 hours in the refrigerator or until the fudge has completely set.
  • Once the fudge has set, cut into squares and serve.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
You can either store this fudge in the refrigerator, at room temperature, or keep frozen. Make sure it is in an airtight container regardless of which method you choose. Your fudge will be good for 2-3 weeks in the fridge or at room temperature. If you choose to freeze it, it will be good for about 3 months.
Tips:
  • Keep the butter softened before adding it in with the candy melts instead of melting it ahead of time. You still want the melts to cook a little once the other ingredients have been added, and watching for the butter to melt is a great indication that the fudge is ready to set.
  • Don’t use low fat or fat free sweetened condensed milk. It could throw off the consistency and the fudge won’t be as rich.
  • Line your baking dish with parchment paper or foil and leave some overhang. This will make it much easier to lift the fudge out and easier to clean up too!
  • This fudge will soften a bit at room temperature, so I suggest keeping it refrigerated until you are ready to serve it.
  • If you cannot find dark blue candy melts, you can use white melts and add blue food coloring to them after they have melted, but before adding the cookies. 

Nutrition Info

Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 192IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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