Do you ever eat something, then think back into your childhood and have a great memory? These cookies do just that for my husband. He remembers being with his siblings and making these cookies. Funny thing is that most of the time, they would just grab a spoon and eat them right out of the pot.
There are so many different names for these cookies… Mud clusters, frogs, No-bake chocolate cookies… Whatever you want to call them, there is one thing for sure. They taste great and are simple to make!
Fudgy No-Bake Mud Clusters
Mud Clusters (Gluten Free/ No-Bake/ Dairy Free/ Egg Free/ Refined Sugar Free)
1 c. palm sugar
1/2 c. coconut oil (or butter if dairy is tolerated)
1/2 c. milk alternative ( I use coconut milk)
3 c. gluten free oats
1 c. unsweetened coconut
6 Tbsp. raw cacao or cocoa
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. vanilla
In a medium size pot on medium heat, add sugar, coconut oil and milk and bring mixture to a boil stirring constantly. Boil for up to one minute. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining ingredients.

Mix and drop by spoonfuls ( I use a one inch scoop) onto parchment paper. Wet hands and help form clusters if necessary.

Mud Clusters


Chill cookies one at least one hour. Store cookies in the fridge for up to one week.

Makes approximately 36 one inch cookies. These cookies freeze well.

Fudgy Mud Clusters

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8 comments on “Fudgy Mud Clusters (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free/ No Bake/ Egg Free)”

  1. These look very good! What’s gluten free oats? I ‘m assuming if someone is allergic to oats they still can’t eat gluten free oats. Oats is Oats ? right? I hate being allergic to oats but if I could I would want to make these!

    Have a great weekend,
    Kim from This ole Mom

    • Gluten Free Oats are ones that are certified to have not been near wheat.
      Sorry that you are allergic to oats. You could always try quinoa flakes. They would probably work the same.

  2. YUM! 🙂 Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂

    Hope your week is great! Can’t wait to see what you link up this week!

    Cindy from

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