3 No-bake cookie recipes

Claire Gallam

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It's far too hot to be stuck inside sweating by a hot oven, wouldn't you say? With your next cookie craving, forget baking a batch and make these luscious no-bake cookies instead!

These chunky chocolate cookies, Oreo cheesecake bars and walnut white chocolate bars are quick and really easy to make. You'll love them as much as your kids do!

White chocolate walnut bars

White Chocolate walnut bars

Recipe adapted from Cookies n' Cups

Yields about 10 bars


  • 2-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 10 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Heat milk and chocolate chips in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until mixture is melted. Stir in the walnuts, vanilla and graham cracker crumbs.
  2. Line an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with foil and grease heavily with nonstick cooking spray. Pour mixture into the foil and spread with a spatula.
  3. Chill in the fridge for about 1-1/2 hours or until set. Cut into bars.

Chunky oatmeal chocolate cookies

Chunky oatmeal chocolate cookies

Yields about 8 cookies


  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter (about 4 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 tablespoon rum extract (or vanilla)
  • 1-1/2 cups oatmeal


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the butter, sugars, cocoa and milk over medium heat. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly so sugars don't burn.
  2. Once boiled, add peanut butter, extract and oatmeal. Mix to combine.
  3. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Scoop 1 tablespoon of mix onto the sheet, leaving a 1-inch space between each. Top the cookies with remaining mix to make them larger if you have extra.
  4. Let stand until hardened, about 15 minutes.

No-bake Oreo bars

Chunky oatmeal chocolate cookies

Recipe inspired by Picky Palate and Bakergirl

Yields about 12 bars


  • 1 (16 ounce) bag Oreo cookies
  • 1 bag large marshmallows
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter


  1. Line an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with foil and cover liberally with cooking spray.
  2. Chop cookies or pulse in a food processor until crumbly (but not ground).
  3. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and marshmallows together. Mix the Oreo cookies quickly with the marshmallow mixture and press into the prepared baking dish.
  4. Allow to set for about 25 minutes and then cut into bars.

More no-bake summer recipes

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2 No-bake summer desserts
No-bake icebox cakes

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Claire Gallam
Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her daily musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.