Image of a Woman Cooking in a Kitchen Best No Bake Recipes!

Who doesn't love a good cookie?! Sure, cupcakes were trending for a bit and then macaroons, but no one can ever replace an amazing homemade cookie which is why I am sharing some of the Best No Bake Cookie Recipes! Memories flood through my mind when thinking about these delicious little treats...leaving them out for Santa, dipping an Oreo in milk with my grandfather and certainly my mother letting me lick the spoon while she baked. Now that I've totally romanticized the cookie we must discuss the topic of the best no bake recipes! Why No Bake? Well, it is the least intimidating type of cookie for those of us that are a little more foreign to the kitchen and if you're going to start, you've got to start

at the beginning of course! Also, I can't promise this cookies are calorie free, but I'm not allowed to stop you from telling your friends they are, if only just for the night. :)

#1 - Chocolate Peanut-Butter Best No Bake Cookie Recipe

Chocolate Peanut-Butter No Bake Cookies

Best No Bake Cookies. Recipe courtesy of Food Network.

Recipe from Food Network.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • Waxed paper

Directions: In a heavy saucepan bring to a boil, the sugar, cocoa, butter and milk. Let boil for 1 minute then add peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal. On a sheet of waxed paper, drop mixture by the teaspoonfuls, until cooled and hardened.

#2 - Skinny Mint Best No Bake Cookie Recipe

Skinny Mint No Bake Cookies

Best No Bake Recipes - Skinny Mint Cookies. Recipe courtesy of About.com.

Recipe courtesy of About.com.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 20 unwrapped Andes candies (chocolate mints)
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 (9-ounce) package plain chocolate wafer cookies

Directions:

In medium microwave-safe bowl, combine semisweet chocolate chips and milk chocolate chips. Microwave on high power for 1 minute; remove and stir. Return to microwave and cook on 50% power for 1 minute longer; remove and stir. Continue microwaving at 50% power and stirring until chips are melted and mixture is smooth.

Remove from microwave and stir in the chocolate mint candies until smooth. Add peppermint extract and stir until combined.Dip the cookies, one at a time, into the chocolate mixture. Gently shake off excess chocolate and place on waxed paper to cool and set. Store in cool place.

 #3 - Crispy Skillet Best No Bake Cookie Recipe

Crispy Skillet No Bake Cookies

Best No Bake Cookie Recipes. Recipe courtesy of About.com.

Recipe courtesy of About.com.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2-1/4 cups rice krispies cereal
  • powdered sugar

Preparation:

In large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Remove and add sugar and dates, mixing well until combined. Return to heat and cook, stirring constantly, for 4 minutes.Then add beaten egg, and cook, stirring constantly, until the ingredients are all melted together. You really do need to stir constantly and with some vigor so the egg blends with the sugar mixture and doesn't scramble. Add vanilla and rice krispies; remove from heat. Stir until combined.Drop mixture by teaspoonfuls into powdered sugar and shape into balls. Let cool at room temperature for 20 minutes, then store covered in refrigerator.

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