No Bake Cookies

The most common no-bake cookies use the traditional ingredients of peanut butter, oatmeal, and cocoa. But you can try variations on that theme and other no-bake recipes for a quick dessert when unexpected company drops in.

How to Make No Bake Cookies

It's no lie: There is no oven required to learn how to make no-bake cookies. And these sweet treats are every bit as good as the ones finished in the oven.


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These cookies are a visual interpretation of hay stocks that dot fields across Nebraska. For simplicity, there are only five ingredients in these no-bake bars.

Candy Bar Tarts

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The preformed and prebaked phyllo shells make this sweet chocolate dessert easy to prepare.

Double Nut Bars

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Store these rich and creamy no-bake bars in the refrigerator.

White Chocolate-Cranberry Crispy Treats

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Cranberry-Vanilla Cereal Drops

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Melted white candy coating holds puffy marshmallows, crunchy cereal, rich macadamia nuts and dried cranberries together in this quick and easy no-bake drop cookie. Store leftover macadamia nuts in the refrigerator; the rich nuts become rancid quickly when stored at room temperature.

Pretzel-Candy Crunch

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These butterscotch flavor clusters combine sweet and salty in a treat that's ideal for making up to a week ahead of serving.

Frozen Coco-Coffee Bites

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Hazelnut and Cherry Caramel Clusters

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Just stir the nuts and cherries into melted white chocolate, then drizzle each cluster with caramel for this easy candy recipe.

Total: 30 mins

Strawberry Sandwiches


Strawberry frozen yogurt is cut into circles that fit between decorated chocolate cookies for this pretty dessert.

Graham Cracker Bars

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For an irresistible dessert that is quick and easy to make, try this delicious bar recipe.

No-Bake White Chocolate-Almond Butter Balls

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Prep these no-bake treats in just 30 minutes. Made with almond butter, baking chocolate, and candy coating, they can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Prize Caramel Apple Bars

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Chocolate-Raspberry Bites

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These thin cookies -- assembled from purchased chocolate wafer cookies, jam, and a frosting made with melted chocolate chips -- look so sophisticated and taste like treats from a French pastry shop. Chocolate wafer cookies are sporadically -- and sometimes just seasonally -- stocked. When you spot them, purchase a couple of extra packages to store in the freezer.

Total: 25 mins

Cherry-Hazelnut Snowballs

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Serve these buttery cream cheese balls with shortbread or sweet quick breads.

How to Make Chocolate Cookies

Looking for a delectable treat to satisfy your sweet tooth? While chocolate chip and sugar cookies are common go-to recipes for quenching those sugary cravings, if you long for something unexpected, why not learn how to make chocolate cookies? These lesser-known delights are perfect for chocoholics--though don't say we didn't warn you about how addictive they are.

Peanut Snowmen

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How quick and fun! Make snowmen treats by decorating purchased sandwich cookies with icing and candies.

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