21 Lazy No Bake Cookie Recipes & Bar Cookie Recipes
Turn those ovens off! These no bake cookies recipes and cookie bar recipes are some of the easiest desserts out there.
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When you're short on time, feeling lazy, or don't want to heat up the house, whip up one of the 21 Lazy No Bake Cookie Recipes & Bar Cookie Recipes featured below, and you're sure to be pleased.
No bake recipes, in general, are simply divine, but no bake cookies and bars are truly irresistible! Not only are they completely hassle-free, they are also some of the tastiest cookie recipes you'll ever find. These recipes are sure to come in handy in the summertime when the thought of turning on that oven just sounds miserable.
They're also great for the holidays when you need something quick to make for that last minute cookie exchange party. Maybe you like your cookies shaped in the traditional round way, or perhaps you've been known to like cookie bars a bit better. Regardless of the shape, if they deliver in taste, we're all about that.
Dig right in with these delicious No Bake Crunchy Dream Bars below:
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Tips and Tricks for Making No Bake Desserts
Whether you're a master chef or a novice in the kitchen, no bake desserts are deceptively simple. The recipes might be short and to-the-point, but there are ways that they can go wrong. Below are some of our favorite tips and tricks for making the best no bake desserts ever.
1. Measure everything precisely. Since you don't have the baking time to put the finishing touch on your desserts, measuring your dry ingredients properly can mean the difference between no bake heaven and a crumbly cookie disaster.
2. Check the weather! That might sound odd, but if there's a lot of rain or humidity, you might need to adjust the dry ingredients. The weather can affect ingredients like flour, oats, and powdered sugar, and if that moisture gets into the containers where you keep these ingredients, you'll end up with a batch of gooey no bake cookies!
3. Be patient. Sometimes no bake cookies require time in the freezer. Fight that temptation to eat them before they've cooled. It'll be worth it -- we promise.
No Bake Cookie Bar Recipes
Find an assortment of delicious no bake cookie bar recipes below! You simply can't go wrong with these recipes by your side. These easy no bake dessert recipes usually have very few ingredients, which makes them budget friendly, and chances are, you already have everything in your pantry, ready to be transformed into a delicious dessert that the whole family will love.
We particularly like taking dessert bars to family gatherings and potlucks! They are sure to be a unique addition to the dessert table, and they're crowd pleasers. With one of these no bake cookie bar recipes, you know you'll be going home with an empty serving tray.
These easy cookie bar recipes with few ingredients are a joy to make and a great way to get the kids involved in the kitchen. Little kids, especially, enjoy getting a chance to help out, and since they don't have to wait for them to bake, they can try their creations right away!
- 3-Layer No Bake Dream Bars
These no bake dessert bars are one of the tasiest no bake recipes we've ever had! This dreamy layered dessert is practically begging to be made.
- Nanaimo Bars
This layered dessert bar has everything you could want in a no bake recipe. Get ready for layers of crunchy, creamy goodness!
- Better Than Anything Scotcheroos
For those of you unfamiliar with scotcheroos, get ready to fall in love. This combination of chocolate, peanut butter, and butterscotch is sure to become your new favorite dessert recipe.
- Easiest No Bake Peanut Butter Bars
This recipe is so easy, we don't understand why you're not already making it. This five ingredient no bake recipe is ready in minutes!
- No-Bake Peanut Butter Crack Bars
These are hands-down the most addictive no bake bars we've seen! The combination of peanut butter and a crunchy chocolate layer is sure to win you over.
- Bakeless Peachy Dream Bars
Add a little fruit into your dessert with these Bakeless Peachy Dream Bars. The combination of fruit and cool whip will definitely have you reaching for seconds.
For a cookie bar recipe that does require an oven, these are our favorite: Valentine's Day Sugar Cookie Bars
No Bake Cookie Recipes
Perfect for those lazy summer weekends, no bake cookies are the best of the best when it comes to no bake desserts. These no bake cookie recipes have something for everyone; from peanut butter to chocolate, from oats to caramel, whatever your mood, these no bake dessert recipes will curb your craving with virtually no effort -- imagine that!
We've all had those dangerous late night cravings for a little something sweet. The best way to satisfy those sweet treat urges is with a some super easy no bake cookies.
There's a no bake cookie flavor here for everyone! Caramel and pecans come together to make a beautiful flavor combination in the No Bake Turtle Cookies, shown on the left. And there are even recipes for a Mississippi mud cake/cookie mashup and a recipe that will actually make you say, "Holy crap, these are amazing!"
- No Bake Turtle Cookies
These are possibly the prettiest no bake cookies we've ever seen. Luckily, they are also some of the tastiest!
- Mock Moon Pie Cookies
Adding marshmallow to a cookie recipe is always the right choice. Which makes these Mock Moon Pie Cookies the right choice for any occasion.
- Mississippi Mud No Bake Cookie Bars
These no bake cookie bars aren't just for Mississippi. The whole family will enjoy this easy and quick recipe!
- Rice Krispie Treats
You can't go wrong with a classic. This four ingredient recipe only takes ten minutes, making it one of the easiest no bake recipes yet!
- No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pinwheels
This no bake recipe has not just one, but two layers of fudge! Get ready for a deliciously easy combination of flavors.
- No Bake Eskimo Cookies
This budget friendly recipe make a perfect gift! Share the love with these delicious No Bake Eskimo Cookies.
- 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Ritz Sandwiches
It only takes three ingredients to whip up this tasty no bake recipe. You'll definitely want to make more than one batch!
- Easy No Bake Oatmeal Cookie Balls
These no bake balls are rolled in powedered sugar to make them extra sweet. How can you say no to that?
- HolyCrapTheseAreAmazing Cookies
We aren't messing around. These no bake cookies are so amazing, one bite will have you saying, "holy crap!"
If you enjoyed these no bake cookies and bars, you may also like these 13 No-Bake & Easy Pie Recipes
Easy Cookie Bar Recipes with Few Ingredients
The only thing easier than no bake cookies and cookie bars are recipes with few ingredients. These tasty recipes for cookie bars below all have six ingredients or less! From No Bake Oreo Bars that will make any chocoholic jump for joy to Jam Filled Mini Crumb Squares that are fruity (and a little bit healthy, too), these dessert bars are simply divine.
Because these no bake cookie bars have so few ingredients, they are also very budget-friendly! Give your bank account a break and make one of these desserts with ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
- Salted Peanut Honey Bars
This no bake bar mixes salty and sweet flavors for a truly delicious outcome. It's perfect for dessert or a mid-afternoon snack.
- Chewy No-Bake Oreo Bars
Oreo lovers rejoice! This easy four ingredient no-bake recipe is the dessert you have been looking for.
- No Bake Blueberry Protein Bar
This dessert bar is a blueberry muffin and a protein bar rolled into one. It's an easy to make no bake recipe that could work as a dessert, snack, or breakfast!
- No Bake Vegan Jam Mini Crumb Squares
This healthy dessert option is perfect for the family that is looking to eat better. These delicious no bake squares are made with cranberry jam for extra added sweetness.
Full Recipe: Easy 3-Ingredient Cookies
Feeling lazy? Try these 3-Ingredient No-Bake Cookies from our very own celebrity chef, Addie Gundry! No bake is the name of the game and this recipe is too good to pass up.
Easy 3-Ingredient Cookies
Makes: 16 cookies
Cooking Time: 15 min
Cooking Vessel Size: Lined cookie sheet
2 very ripe bananas
1 cup quick cook oats
1/2 cup Craisins, raisins, chocolate chips, or other ingredient of your choosing
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Mash the bananas in a large bowl. Add the oats and Craisins. Mix well.
3. Scoop onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, makes about 16 small cookies.
4. Bake in the oven 13-15 minutes, just until set and bottom begins to turn golden.
Kick back and relax as these sweet treats bake in your oven and check out RecipeLion's No Bake Desserts cookbook. This cookbook, authored by Addie Gundry, is available on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. You'll be able to whip up the best of the best no-bake desserts in your kitchen whenever you want!
For more great no bake dessert recipes, check out our free eCookbook: "No Bake Recipes: 21 Fuss-Free Easy Desserts" eCookbook
What's your favorite type of no-bake dessert?
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