No-Bake Cookies are a real secret weapon. The ability to toss a few ingredients in a bowl, stir, and make something amazing come out is a real talent. Check out these 11 recipes for No-Bake Cookies that you need to try as soon as possible. No oven required!
1. Nutella No-Bake Cookies
If it’s too hot to turn on the oven, these no-bake Nutella and peanut butter cookies are the perfect answer. Mix together Nutella, peanut butter, milk, sugar, rolled oats, butter, and cocoa powder and you’re all set. Get the recipe here.
2. No-Bake Graham Cracker Cookies
Like a graham cracker but even better, these cookies have crushed graham crackers, raisins, peanut butter, honey, and unsweetened coconut. Shape into tiny rounds and serve with a glass of milk. Get the recipe here.
3. No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Crispies with PB Fudge
These cookies are so impressive nobody will believe that you just assembled them from a few ingredients you already had in the kitchen. Brown rice syrup and vanilla add flavor, along with cocoa, peanuts, and a layer of dark chocolate coconut peanut butter fudge (recipe included with the link). Get the recipe here.
4. Healthy No-Bake Maple Cookies
Ripe banana, almond milk, almond butter, oats, salt, vanilla, and maple syrup are all you need to cook up a batch of these simple but healthy cookies. Get the recipe here.
5. Gluten-Free Fudge No-Bake Cookies
These are a great last minute solution if you find out you have a gluten-intolerant guest coming for dinner and you need to find something to serve for dessert. Sunflower seeds and peanuts add a great texture to this cookie. Get the recipe here.
6. No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Quinoa Cookies
Quinoa in a cookie? Don’t knock it til you try it. 3 cups of cooked quinoa are used instead of old-fashioned oats and add a pleasing, nutty flavor to the mix. Get the recipe here.
7. Amaretti Grappa Balls
The Italian take on no-bake cookies, these feature honey, a full half cup of grappa or acquavite, confectioner’s sugar, ground almonds, and crushed ameretti cookies. Get the recipe here.
8. Healthy No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Maple syrup, mashed banana, chopped pecans, coconut oil, and almond milk are all unusual additions to this no-bake oatmeal raisin cookie recipe. Store the finished cookies in an airtight container or in the freezer to keep them fresh. Get the recipe here.
9. No-Bake Sesame Coconut Ginger Cookies
Unsweetened shredded coconut, pitted dates, and unhulled, soaked sesame seeds are mixed with ground ginger and a dash of sea salt for an incredibly simple taste sensation. Get the recipe here.
10. No-Bake Peanut Butter Granola Cookies
These are perfect for kids to make as there isn’t any oven in the picture and if you can stir a spoon, you can execute this recipe. Use chocolate chips or peanut butter and substitute any kind of granola you like. Get the recipe here.
11. No-Bake Almond Joy Cookies
Like an Almond Joy but more fun, these cookies combine mixed nuts, coconut oil, honey, almond butter, shredded coconut, sea salt and vanilla extract. Be sure you let the cookies sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving. Get the recipe here.
Caitlin M. O'Shaughnessy is a New York City–based food writer and editor at Penguin who has worked on and recipe-tested several cookbooks. She is currently in search of NYC's best ramen, and is one of the few people who admit to disliking brunch.