Food of the Eighties, Fudge Jumbles
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It was like brownie mix and you swirl in this fudge and then bake it. It was good and chocolatey. My favorite!
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sherry - May 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Fudge Jumbles came out when I was in high school. My best friend and I liked to make them. How long were they available? Why are they no longer available??
Laurie - June 09, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved them. Have you found any recipes that come close??
Jenn - August 02, 2007 - Report this comment
I've been wondering where Fudge Jumbles went! I used to love them. I would love to find a recipe that's close as well.
Mindy - September 29, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved these too. But they didn't have fudge swirls, I don't think. They had drops of oatmeal cookie mix or something on top of them. Does anyone have the recipe? :)
Amy - October 13, 2007 - Report this comment
I have found a recipe that is just like the original Fudge Jumbles! I loved them and this recipe is great. If you'd like it, please email me at
Ivette - October 18, 2007 - Report this comment
These were oh so good! I was in junior high then and baked them all of the time. I even wrote the company a few years back to see if they can bring it back on the shelf for a trial period; needless to say I never received a reponse.
Brian - November 09, 2007 - Report this comment
I love fudge jumbles! Mindy is right - the ones I used to eat (Betty Crocker or Duncan Heinz, perhaps?) were like brownies with oatmeal cookies dropped on top. Too bad they don't sell them anymore!
Laura - November 13, 2007 - Report this comment
I'm with ya'll, Fudge Jumbles rock! I NEED the recipe!! =)
Punky Brewster - February 27, 2008 - Report this comment
OMG these were my favorite!!!!!You r right they were a box mix either betty crocker or duncan hines. I remember it being like a cheesecake type of batter you swirled in. I believe they make somethin like that now just not the same name...hey i think i am gonna go get some :)
allison - April 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Fudge Jumbles definitely had an oatmeal-y topping - not fudgy or cheescakey. My sister and I could never get enough! We made them all the time. We considered ourselves Jumble professionals!
Rachel - April 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm sad they don't sell fudge jumbles mix anymore! They were like the after-school treat of all time!
Chad - April 17, 2008 - Report this comment
Totally random, but the song "Girls on Film" by Duran Duran has a guitar lick that goes DA DaDa, DA DaDa and every time I hear that song the Fudge Jumbles jingle goes through my head "Fudge JumBles, Fudg JumBles". Bizzare.
Julie - August 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I thought my sister and I were the only ones who miss fudge jumbles - she said she had a snack from Starbucks that was similar - definately an oatmeal topping.......I need some now!
Nancy - August 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Fudge Jumbles came out when I was in elementary school in the'80's. They were brownies with cookies on top-not cheesecake or fudge. They were so good! Why can't they bring those back? YUM!
SZA - August 11, 2008 - Report this comment
FUDGE JUMBLIES RECIPE 1 c. butter 2 c. brown sugar 2 eggs 2 tsp. vanilla 2 1/2 c. flour 1 tsp. soda 1 tsp. salt 3 c. quick oatmeal 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1 (12 oz.) pkg. chocolate chips 2 tbsp. butter 1/2 tsp. salt 1 c. chopped walnuts 2 tsp. vanilla Cream butter and brown sugar. Add eggs and mix. Add vanilla. Sift flour, soda and salt, stir. Add oatmeal and stir. Spread 2/3 of mixture in a greased 9 x 12 pan. Melt in microwave sweetened milk, chocolate chips, butter, salt. Stir in nuts and vanilla. Pour over mixture in pan. Drop remaining dough in dots over chocolate mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
Tallywakr - September 28, 2008 - Report this comment
My sister and I also loved these tasty delights sent from the heavens......I am going to try this recipe and see how well it goes.zhb
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SZA - October 25, 2008 - Report this comment
PRODUCT REISSUE????? I found a box of something by Duncan Hines or Betty Crocker in the grocery store today. It wasn't called 'Fudge Jumbles' but looked very similar--brownies with oatmealy topping. GO LOOK FOR A BOX IN YOUR LOCAL STORE TODAY!
mholt227 - December 28, 2008 - Report this comment
this is to weird, i was trying to explain to my 17 year old daughter today about fudge jumbles after seeing a boxed mix foe brownies with chocolate chip cookies dropped on top of them then baked together. I jokingly said i was gonna google fudge jumbles and see if anyone knew whatever happened to em'. Well i think i'm gonna cheat and buy a box of fudge brownie mix prepare it as directed then drop spoonfulls of oatmeal cookie mix on top and kinda swirl it together prior to baking, i'll let ya know how it turns out.
360degreessquared - January 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I use to love fudge jumbles, I tell my kids about them all the time. I'm a child of the late 70s early 80s and I used to go to the markte when I got an allowance to buy fudge jumbles which I'd say was weekly. I believe the box was green with some kind of black on it as well. I didn't like oatmeal cookies but I loved jumbles. The gooey chocolate fudge mixed with the cookie mix swirled together was so good. I don't remember them being like brownies with cookies; however, I recall them being like chocolate chip cookies with oatmeal and fudge swirls. I so wish I could share that delicious experience with my children and my wife who says she never tasted them.
Christina - January 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I recall that there were different kinds of Jumbles, but I only liked the ones with oatmeal. They were the best. It's funny most of these stories involve 2 people. My best friend in high school and I used to go buy these and cook them every night we had sleepovers. We lived on these things, lol. Anxious to know about the recipe above to know if its anywhere close to the same. Perhaps you could use boxed brownie mix and add the oatmeal part of the recipe above. Worth a try!
Robb - February 03, 2009 - Report this comment
It was the summer of 86 when mom made them for dessert. I had two pieces of lasagna for dinner and then had the fudge jumbles. We were only allowed one dessert for every meal so I ate another piece of lasgagna just so I could have another fudge jumbles. I have tried many recipes over the last few years but there is nothing like the original.
Andrea - February 24, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG! I loved fudge jumbles! I've unsuccessfully tried to re-create! I just happened to google "fudge jumbles" just to see if anything came up. I can't believe this...this is great! I'll have to try the recipe from SZA.
timmy from paxton - March 10, 2009 - Report this comment
i loved those things, i thought about googling 1980's fudgejumbles and thats what i found. i really loved them
Lois - June 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I am so happy that other people remember these!!! I thought maybe I had made them up, or someone I know did! They were fantastic, and I would love to be able to recreate the recipe!
jo - November 12, 2009 - Report this comment
i still look for them on the store shelf every time i am in the grocery! i also miss marathon candy bars.
Diane - January 20, 2010 - Report this comment
we lived in Canada and couldn't buy them here, so I made up a recipe that is still a family favorite for my grown kids- only now, they make them for special family get togethers.
Tim - October 17, 2010 - Report this comment
They were and are the bomb.
Raquel - January 04, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember these. I'm glad I'm not the only one who misses them. The variety I remember had a cream colored swirl in them. I was thinking on the lines of cream cheese. Whatever it was I'll never forget it.
Stephanie - January 08, 2011 - Report this comment
They were chocolate chip cookie mix and brownie mix together and you would swirl the 2 together they were incredible.
margo - April 12, 2011 - Report this comment
omg! i thought we were the only kids that knew about them, me and my sister still talk about them ,they were indeed the best . please betty crocker or duncin hines bring them back!!!!
Rick - October 08, 2011 - Report this comment
These were from Pillsbury. They had an oatmeal brown sugar cookie dough base. It came with a pouch of fudge that you spread on top of the cookie bar base. You then placed small mounds by teaspoon full of the remaining dough on top of the fudge. They were really good.
kathy - December 23, 2011 - Report this comment
my husband and i loved fudge jumbles kudos to whomever came up with this recipe cant wait to try it
Kristi - June 15, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember making these as a young child over at my grandmother's house. They were so chewy and fudgy. I wish Pillsbury would bring them back!! You can find the commercial for Fudge Jumbles from the 80's on YouTube...go check it out!
LM - October 07, 2012 - Report this comment
I love them too and wanted to make them for my kids, can't wait to try some of these recipes. I wondered why they stopped making it, seemed like everyone loved them!
MAP - December 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Yes, I loved those and am so sorry I can't make them for my kids. They were easy and delicious. I would love a recipe. I don't understand either why they are gone!
Debbie - April 03, 2013 - Report this comment
There were three variety of them. My favorite was the oatmeal. For some reason I thought the base was brownie then you topped with both the oatmeal cookie stuff and fudge and then swirled. But I'm not positive. I'm going to try the recipe above!!!!!
Freda - May 15, 2013 - Report this comment
Thank you!! I feel like I've found the FJ support group! My friends thought I made those things up!! So delish!
Kim - August 30, 2013 - Report this comment
The base was the oatmeal mixture. It was sticky when you pressed it down into the pan. I think brown sugar was added to the oats. Next there was a chocolate brownie mix that was poured in. I believe there was a thin chocolate fudge layer, then you dolloped on spoonfuls of the oatmeal mixture that you held over from the base. Fudge Jumbles were pure heaven! And the longer they sat, the harder the drops of oatmeal became while the base firmed up and became chewier. Why don't these companies ever respond to consumers? Pillsbury, please bring them back!!
Deb - November 27, 2013 - Report this comment
How funny! I'm trying to find a recipe for those wonderful jumbles, also! There were 3 varieties - I seem to remember one with peanut butter. But I may have just added peanut butter morsels myself. They were awesome! My husband used to take a pan to the shop where he worked and all the guys thought that I was some kind of Martha Stewart! Never told them it was a boxed mix! If anyone finds anything close, please post. There was something that was swirled in at end stage of baking, but don't remember what.
Charlie - January 15, 2014 - Report this comment
Came out in 82
purplerose - October 17, 2014 - Report this comment
I LOVED fudge jumbles,yum yum cookies, and those lacy marathon bars! Oh! Real candy cigarettes (chocolate and white) The 80's had some really nifty foods. I'd love to make a brief trip back in time to buy some bygone treats!
Belinda Young - December 14, 2014 - Report this comment
Yeah- I remember those. They were the best. Have tried to re-create a few times over the past decade or so...but to no avail. I will still try now & again, but I'm hoping for a product reissue!
Jeana - February 21, 2017 - Report this comment
These were awesome. Wish Pillsbury would put these on the shelf again.
Washington L - October 19, 2019 - Report this comment
They are back! They call them brownie cookies!!!! I found them at target!

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