Fancy bakers may throw shade at humble no-bake cookies, but here’s the thing: They’re fantastic. A bite of the classic peanut butter, chocolate, and oats variety takes me back to my childhood in the best way possible. And that old school recipe is just the beginning.

So if you’re schlepping it south of the Mason-Dixon line, or sweating it out in an apartment with no AC, opt for one of these easy no-bake cookie recipes and leave that oven dial in the off position — where it belongs.

Top: Healthy No-Bake Unicorn Cookies at The Big Man’s World | 5-Ingredient Triple Decker Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars at Half Baked Harvest | Key Lime Cheesecake Bars at Let’s Eat Cake

Related: More no bake desserts for when it’s crazy hot outside.

 

No bake cookie recipes: Healthy No Bake Unicorn Cookies | The Big Man's World

As you might already know, we’ve been all about the magical beasts lately. Check out our mermaid party treats and unicorn treats, too, and then try this fun — and easy! — recipe for Healthy No Bake Unicorn Cookies at The Big Man’s World.

 

No bake cookie recipes: 15 Minute Thin Mints | Top with Cinnamon

We featured these yummy 15 Minute Thin Mints at Top with Cinnamon in our last  no-bake cookie round up, and I’m still loving the clever recipe today. Especially while surviving those long months until Girl Scout cookie season begins again.

 

No bake cookie recipes: No Bake Chocolate Coconut Haystack Cookies | Alisha Enid

I had to include these classic No Bake Chocolate Coconut Haystack Cookies at Alisha Enid. This chocolate-coconut combination never gets old, which is a good thing, because with only 10 minutes of prep, I predict that these will become a regular in my cookie rotation.

 

No bake cookie recipes: 5-Ingredient Triple Decker Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars | Half Baked Harvest

I honestly can’t stop staring at these decadent 5-Ingredient Triple Decker Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars at Half Baked Harvest. Stick with the amazing-looking original, or stir things up with these campfire-ready 5-Ingredient Triple Decker Peanut Butter Chocolate S’MORES Bars. Whoa.

Related: 9 irresistible ice cream floats.

 

No bake cookie recipes: No Bake Peanut Butter Jam Thumbprints | Noshing with the Nolands

If you’re looking for more of an everyday treat that’s still delicious, try these No Bake Peanut Butter Jam Thumbprints at Noshing with the Nolands. You’ll love the smart ingredients she uses to add crunch and texture.

 

No bake cookie recipes: No Bake Salted Caramel Cups | Pinch of Yum

I rely on Lindsay at Pinch of Yum for quick, yummy recipes, and she’s never once led me astray. That’s why I’m dying to try these No Bake Salted Caramel Cups. These cookies are made up of three layers, so they require a little more effort than their simpler counterparts, but they look oh so worth it.

 

No bake cookie recipes: Homemade Star Crunch Cookies | Serious Eats

I’ve sung the praises of Stella Parks before. She’s the one creating homemade versions of your favorite childhood snacks, except a million times tastier. All the nostalgia, even more flavor — the best. So I was stoked to see that these Homemade Star Crunch Cookies at Serious Eats that are no bake and tastier than ever.

 

No bake cookie recipes: Key Lime Cheesecake Bars | Let's Eat Cake

As much as I love chocolate, there’s something so refreshing about lime this time of year, and I’m going gaga for this Key Lime Cheesecake Bars at Let’s Eat Cake. These treats are vegan and made with coconut cream, so you get all the tropical flavor. Yes, please!

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