Fabulous No-Bake Cookies and Bars

No-Bake Lemon Dreams
No-bake desserts are just as delicious as your usual cookies or bars, but they won't heat up the house or take up valuable oven space when you've got other baking to do. These delectable cookies and bars are quick, easy, and -- most important -- don't require an oven!

Chocolate, Coconut, and Almond Bars

Turn a delicious oat-cluster cereal into an even more delicious bar. This recipe makes 32 servings, but they'll go quickly!


Peanut Butter Truffles

Dark chocolate pairs beautifully with creamy peanut butter in these decadent treats. Make the truffles look extra yummy and add a little crunch by sprinkling on chopped peanuts before the chocolate is set.

No-Bake Butterscotch-Pretzel Bars

The pretzel-peanut butter crust holds the bars together, but it takes a backseat to the butterscotch taste.

Chocolate Bonbon Pops

Crushed store-bought sandwich cookies are the secret behind these fun chocolate-dipped lollies. Dress them up with toasted coconut, chopped pecans, or nonpareils before the melted chocolate topping sets.

How do you know when your no-bake cookie batter is ready? We'll show you the visual cues that ensure delicious cookies every time.

Perfect No-Bake Cookies Every Time

Your no-bake cookies will turn out flawlessly thanks to these tips.

Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

Spike the cream cheese frosting with chocolate liqueur for a rich, boozy finish. If you want, serve with sweetened whipped cream (all you need is cream, sugar, and vanilla) to balance the extra-chocolaty taste.

Yummy No-Bake Bars

A sweet peanut butter-cereal crust is topped with layers of creamy pudding and rich chocolate frosting.

No oven time here -- these ridiculously tasty cookie truffles require just your stove top and some chill time. They'll soon be your favorite candy recipe.

Cookie Truffles

You only need a stove top and a refrigerator to make these extra-chocolaty little bites of happiness!

Candy Crunch Peanut Butter Bars

With every bite you get smooth chocolate, thick and creamy peanut butter, and crispy cookie crust.  

White Chocolate-Cranberry Crispy Treats

These crispy bars are a jazzed-up version of the classic rice cereal treats. Make them magical by adding your favorite dried fruit, chopped nuts, and flavored baking pieces.

German Chocolate Wafer Cookies

Transform simple wafer cookies into fancy bars by dipping and drizzling with chocolate and coconut-and-pecan frosting.

No-Bake Peanut Butter-Oat Bites

Coconut, oats, chocolate, and fruit make these bites look pretty, but they also amp up the flavor of the peanut butter-and-honey base.

Prizewinning Caramel Apple Bars

These six-ingredient bars may look complex, but they only take 25 minutes to make! Then let them sit for an hour before enjoying the peanut buttery, caramely, apple-y, nutty fusion of flavor.

4-Layer Nougat Bars

Rice cereal base, followed by a layer of nougat and a layer of caramel, then topped off with a chocolate-butterscotch mixture and a sprinkle of peanuts. These bars require a few steps, but they're not difficult -- and the end result is undoubtedly worth it!

Cranberry-Vanilla Cereal Drops

Maybe our fastest cookies ever, these crunchy gems take just a few minutes to assemble once you melt the candy coating.

Chocolate-Raspberry Bites

Spread luscious raspberry jam between two chocolate wafers, then add a thick layer of chocolate icing and let it drip over the side for effect.

Everyone's favorite crispy cereal treats can now be made in a slow cooker (no need to hurry, the slow cooker keeps the mixture warm while you shape them into balls)! Check out our mix-and-cool technique that adds dried cranberries and chopped pistachios to the classic snack. The full recipe appears at the end of the video.

6-Ingredient Crispy Cereal Treats

You likely already have these ingredients and a slow cooker, so what are you waiting for?

Butterscotch Bites

Both butterscotch and cheesecake pudding work well in this dessert -- just choose the flavor you're craving! Use a food processor or rolling pin to thorougly crush the chocolate wafers.

Fruit-and-Nut Chocolate Sticks

As easy to eat as they are to make, these pretty treats are a cinch. Just spread peanut butter on dark chocolate sticks, then roll in dried fruit and nuts.

Coconut-Date Cracker Bars with Browned Butter Glaze

Crackers make for a super easy, buttery crust that balances the browned butter topping. The coconut-date layer keeps the flavor interesting!

No-Bake Lemon Dreams

Make these sweet-tart treats with off-the-shelf sugar cookies and luscious lemon curd. Decorating the edges with stars or rosettes (piped on with purchased frosting) gives these cookies a gourmet look.

Share the gallery

Better Homes & Gardens may receive compensation when you click through and purchase from links contained on this website.