5 Amazing No-Bake Cookies That Are Sure To Please

Getting into the holiday spirit usually means attending lots of holiday events, on top of trying to maintain your own traditions. 

Nobody wants to slave over an oven for two hours when it took almost that long to convince your daughter to wear the $30 Christmas dress you bought her for your husband’s work party.

Having a few go-to no bake cookie recipes in the old drawer will save you a lot of stress by providing a great addition to any holiday party that will be requested year after year.

There are countless recipes to choose from online, but some have so many intricate steps or obscure ingredients making it so they can’t be made in a pinch. 

Choose from one of these crowd pleasers to make a delectable dessert you won’t be able to resist-seriously, you will be licking the batter. 

Chocolate-Coated Mint Cookies

Chocolate and mint are a match made in heaven, and the only thing that could make it tastier is more…chocolate!

Give a nice dose of holiday flare by topping them with some green and red sprinkles.

What you will need, according to Better Homes and Garden:

  • 6 ounces of chopped chocolate for coating
  • 6 ounces of chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • 30 sandwich cookies with green mint filling
  • Green and red sprinkles or decorative candies

Directions:

Line a large cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper before melting both chocolates over low heat in a saucepan.

Use two forks for stability, and dip each cookie in the melted chocolate, allowing the excess chocolate to drip back into the pan. 

Place each cookie on the prepared cookie sheet, top with sprinkles or candy, and then allow them to cool.

These will save in an airtight container for up to three days on the counter, but believe me, they will not last that long. 

Monster Cookie Dough

It is incredibly difficult not to eat the dough when making cookies, but now there is a way where you don’t have to resist the temptation.

This dough has a perfect blend of chocolate and peanut butter to make a melt-in-your-mouth delight that is a favorite among parents and kids. 

You can switch out the peanut butter for any nut butter to make it more allergy friendly if needed. 

Create a vegan friendly dessert by substituting vegan butter and you will be good to go.

All you will need is:

  • ½ cup softened butter
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup oat flour (you can make your own by putting oats in the food processor)
  • ¼-1/2 cup toasted rolled oats
  • ¼ cup coconut flour, almond flour, or more oat flour
  • 1 cup of mix-ins of choice. Chocolate chips, coconut, candy, nuts, or dried fruit all make delicious additions.

Topping with hot fudge or sprinkles gives it a finished look that the whole party will be talking about. 

Cookie Butter Truffles

Some parties require a bit more class than the classic no-bake cookie, and that’s where they cookie butter truffles come in.

These authentic looking truffles are filled with the nostalgic taste of the cookies that you used to leave for Santa by the fireplace.

There are a few more steps than the other recipes, but they yield about 50 truffles- hopefully enough for your husband’s boss with the sweet tooth.

Ingredients, according to Better Home and Garden:

  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 4 ounce can evaporated milk
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cups tiny marshmallows
  • ½ cup cookie butter
  • 12 ounces dark or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • Finely crushed speculoos cookie bits (optional)

Directions:

Butter the side of a heavy bottom pot before combining in the sugar, evaporated milk, and butter. Stir constantly over a medium-high heat until mixture is boiling, and has reached 200 degrees F.

When complete, remove from heat, and stir in marshmallows. Move the entire mixture to a large bowl and let chill for 45 minutes until it can be molded into balls.

Line a cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper. Using a cookie scoop to make neat little balls, place the round scoops on the prepared sheet then freeze for 2-25 minutes.

In a medium saucepan, mix chocolate and coconut oil together and then cook on low heat until melted, stirring often. 

With a fork, dip each ball into the melted chocolate, letting the excess drip into the pan. Place on a wire rack to cook, setting wax paper underneath for easy clean up. Before the truffles cool you can top with the cookie bits for a real professional look, and an extra sweet crunch.

These will store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to weeks, so making a double batch wouldn’t be a bad idea.

Dulce de Leche Pretzel Bites

You can bet there will be an array of chocolatey desserts at any party table, but you can be the one that stands out- in a good way- by bringing vanilla coated dulce de leche pretzel bites. 

Golden dough weaved throughout chocolate covered pretzels couldn’t be tastier. You will have to get used to “what did you put in these?!” by dessert enthusiasts everywhere.

To make 50 of these bite sized bits of paradise use these ingredients, according to Better Homes and Garden:

  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup dulce de leche
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 100 chocolate-covered small pretzel twists
  • 24 ounces vanilla-flavor candy coating, chopped
  • Assorted red, green and/or white sprinkles

Directions:

Line a cookie sheet with wax paper before mixing in a medium bowl butter until fluffy. Using a mixer on high speed works best. 

Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, dulce de leche, and milk, beating until combined. Add flour and beat until mixed evenly throughout.

Shape dough into 50 balls, about a ½ inch each, and plate each one on a pretzel, topping with the remaining pretzels. 

In a medium saucepan stir candy coating over low heat until melted, and then cool for 15 minutes. 

Use a fork to hold each pretzel over the saucepan while you spoon melted coating over top until it is covered. 

Put coated bites on the cookie sheet and sprinkle with toppings. Allow the bites to cool and then they are ready for transporting in layers of wax paper. 

Musketeer-like Bars

Candy bars are an all-time favorite among many Americans, and you can bring the fun to the food table with these great tasting home-made bars.

These whip up quick, but take about an hour to cool, so prepare them prior to the mad rush to leave the house on time. 

All you will need is:

Cooking spray

11.5 ounce chocolate pieces

18-21 chocolate wafer pieces

13 ounce jar chocolate spread 

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2 tablespoons melted butter

2 tablespoons malted milk powder

2- 7 ounces jars marshmallow crème

Directions:

Line a 13×9 pan with…foil. I know you thought I was going to say wax paper. Cover foil with cooking spray.

In a small bowl microwave half of the chocolate pieces for 1 minute, stirring halfway through.

Spread melted chocolate over the bottom of the pan and then place the chocolate wafers evenly across the top. Chill until it is set, about 30 minutes. 

In a large bowl mix together chocolate spread, butter, malted milk powder, and marshmallow crème (adding this last). Microwave for 30 seconds, stirring half-way through.

With a greased spatula, spread mixture evenly across wafer layer in the pan.

Place remaining chocolate pieces in the microwave for 1 minute, stirring halfway through. Spread melted chocolate quickly over marshmallow layer and chill for 30 minutes. 

Save these in the fridge in an airtight container for a week, or store them in the freezer for up to six months. 

Don’t be afraid to double any of these recipes, making the second party a cinch by grabbing a pre-made container out of the fridge or freezer. 

No-bake cookies save time, energy, and stress. 

Who doesn’t want that? 

Please let us know if you have tried any of these recipes and what you thought about them, or if you have a go-to party dessert that is a crowd pleaser every time. 

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