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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!