They've always said it's the little things in life that mean the most, and you know what? They weren't lying. Whether it's been a rough month or your weekend getaway to the beach was ruined by monsoon-like conditions, there is no denying that one deliciously decadent cookie can truly save the day. Not a baker? Fret not, no bake cookies are here. For the more intensive recipes, all you need is a saucepan, wax paper, and an airtight container for storage.
It doesn't matter what meal type or dish type you make them for - they're perfect for everything from breakfast to dessert.
Even if you're a self-proclaimed Betty Crocker in the kitchen, sometimes there is just something about tasty no-bake cookies that hits all the right spots. These recipes require no cooking school knowledge, except how to lick the bowl clean when they're all mixed!
1. Nutella No-Bake Cookies
These delicious treats rely on everyone's favorite ingredient as the staple. The extra dash of cocoa powder makes these undeniably yummy when combined with old-fashioned oats and vanilla extract.
This comes straight from the special collection of favorite cookie recipes.
2. White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Clusters
White Chocolate? Check. Peanut butter? Double check. Cookie? Sold. This delicately simple treat is sure to send you and your loved ones over the edge (and by over the edge, I mean cookie paradise).
What the main ingredient is creamy peanut butter, there's not much that can go wrong. Sub in crunchy peanut butter for a bigger crunch if that's your thing.
3. Easy Acorn Cookies
We understand how restless kids can get, even with being back in school. What's a better way to preoccupy a wandering mind on a rainy Saturday than with a crafty treat?
These acorn cookies give a twist to the basic Hershey kiss cookies of the past. These eerily look like buckeye cookies, right?
4. Giant Paleo No Bake Cookie For One
Alas! We have found one giant chocolate no bake cookie to rule the fitness world. This beast of a cookie contains the protein and healthy fats you need and the taste you crave, yet keeps you a lean, mean, cookie-eating machine.
You'll be pleased with your shopping list when you see it's not so terrible for you since these are low fat.
5. No-Bake Samoa Cookies
Why wait for it to be Girl Scout cookie season when you can whip up some imitations in a medium saucepan instead? These classic no bake cookies are at the top of our food wishes list of easy recipes with quick oats.
Invite some friends over for a Sunday afternoon filled good people, good conversation, and this no-bake take on a classic that is sure to impress.
6. No-Bake Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
It might not technically be fall, but does that have to stop you from all things pumpkin? Of course not! Live on the wild side. These would be pretty outrageous chocolate chip pumpkin cookies if you wanted to add chocolate and all.
After all, life's what you make it; so let's make it fall.
7. 21 Day Fix Cocoa No-Bake Cookies
Health nuts and athletes alike: rejoice! There's a cookie for even the most health-conscious foodie out there, and this is it.
With no added white sugar and six simple ingredients like peanut butter, rolled oats, and unsweetened cocoa powder, how could you resist?
8. Lemon No Bake Cookies
Nothing says summertime like a lemon cookie, even if it's to celebrate the end of yet another long and overwhelmingly hot summer.
9. Paleo Lemon Drop Cookies
"Wait...they're putting two lemon recipes on here...?" You bet we are! When the air gets crisp and the necessity of multiple layers of clothing become your reality, you'll thank us for the double-up option.
Better yet, they're paleo, meaning these bad boys contain zero traces of grains, dairy, or added sugar. These are surprisingly low calorie and would fit perfectly with a low-calorie diet.
10. No Bake Tagalong Cookies
Ah-ha! Another Girl Scout remake for the win (you're welcome). These no-bakes are such delicious chocolate cookies mixed with peanut butter goodness. Why bake chocolate peanut butter cookies when you can just not?
These are such easy peanut butter cookies and they taste just like a peanut butter cup.
11. Allergen-Free No Bake Blueberry Macaroons
Have a loved one, neighbor or colleague with food allergies? These blueberry macaroons are egg, gluten, and dairy-free, making them the perfect snack for the allergy-sufferer and vegan alike.
These are the perfect sweet treats for those on a medically restrictive diet. Just grab a cookie scoop and a clean baking sheet and you are ready to go.
12. Banana Bread Cookies
There's nothing that says, home quite like banana bread. To embrace the warmth of being home, whip together these bad boys and greet family and friends with a smile.
Add some peanut butter for peanut butter no bake banana bread cookies at room temperature.
13. S'Mores No Bake Cookies
Honestly, do you even need a reason to make these when "s'mores" is in the title? No sir and no ma'am, you do not.
14. Avalanche No Bake Cookies
If you've ever dreamt of every single sugar vice you have miraculously combined into one super-treat: your dream is now a reality.
This Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory remake will have you (quite literally) drooling.
15. Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter Cookies
Last but not least: the goddess of all cookies. These are infinitely better than chocolate chip cookies. I'm always down with any recipe that combines chocolate, peanut butter, and pretzels.
Have a pan, freezer, and a whopping total of seven minutes to spare? These puppies may be just the ones for you.