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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.

By: Jamie Garcia, Editor,
21 Lazy No Bake Cookie Recipes and Cookie Bar Recipes

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.

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Dig right in with these delicious No Bake Crunchy Dream Bars below:

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.

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!"

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

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!

What's your favorite type of no-bake dessert?
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My favorite no bake dessert is hands down puppy chow. So simple but so delicious! Now I know what else I can whip up without an oven!

No bake cookies are the best! And thanks for those handy tips and tricks :)

Whoa! Cookie jackpot. Love this great collection of NO BAKE cookies and bars. So easy. I'm always looking for fun and tasty treats to take to work but living in Arkansas where it's SO HOT during the summer-baking just makes it so much hotter. The kids will love me this summer, though, because now I have all these great recipes to choose from. The no-bake turtle cookies will be first on the list because they look absolutely decadent. Thanks for an amazing roundup of recipes. Happy no-baking!!



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