Easy No-Bake Recipes

With 12 consecutive days nearing or above 100 degrees in Baltimore, I long for the temperature to drop to a frigid 90 degrees. Because 90 degrees sounds like sweater-weather at this point.

When the temps rise, the last place I want to be is in my tiny kitchen. Send me to the pool and give me a margarita because this chick is NOT baking in a summer heat wave. Except in the case of  Nutella Swirled Peanut Butter Banana Bread. I’d happily sit in my sauna kitchen for 50 minutes as that baby bakes. Nutella swirls and peanut butter dreams. Totally worth it…


But today I want to share some of my favorite Sally’s-No-Baking-Addiction recipes. They’re quick, easy, and will keep you from nearing insanity when the temps are cooking outside.


Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge – with actual egg-free cookie dough mixed into the fudge base, this fudge tastes like the real thing.  I’m nearly obsessed.


S’Mores Rice Krispie Treats – graham cracker chunks, melted marshmallow, chocolate chips, and butter.  Summertime no-baking at its finest.


Loaded Caramel Dipped Pretzels – loaded with my favorite goodies, these pretzels are a creative spin-off from your regular chocolate covered pretzels.  The caramel hardens and is simply irresistible wrapped around a salty pretzel.


3 Ingredient Chocolate Bars – it’s SO hard to believe these vegan dark chocolate bars are actually healthy and only made with 3 simple ingredients. I usually always have a few pieces in my fridge. Plus, you can break them up and use them as chocolate chunks or melt them to use as chocolate sauce in your other recipes.


Golden Oreo Truffles – 3 ingredients to make one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. Brought them to a party and they were gone in minutes.

Golden Oreo Truffles @sallybakeblog


Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats – one of my most popular recipes. Kids love ’em, they are overloaded with sprinkles, and taste like cake batter. They take your regular rice krispie treat to a whole other level.


Cookie Dough Truffle Pops – easy, cookie dough, chocolate, on a stick. Kids and adults alike LOVE these!

Cookie Dough Pops (5 of 1)


Cake Batter White Chocolate Fudge – Fudge.  That taste like you’re eating funfetti cake batter.  Anytime I make this, people go nuts.  Plus, there are sprinkles.  I’m sold.

cake batter fudge


Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites – there are no words.


Skinny Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Dip – made with a secret ingredient, this healthy dip tastes like you’re eating cookie dough.  Sometimes I feel like batters and doughs taste better than the finished product…

Q: What are some of YOUR favorite no bake recipes?


  1. Hello Sally*** 
    I cannot tell you how happy I am for coming across your site. Wow Wow and Yummmmm!!! I looooove anything made from flour and sugar and I too am crazy about cookie dough. I cannot wait to make everything on here and THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH for putting up this site. I have 3 boys and they love baking with me. Its so special to me, spending time with them in the kitchen and they feel so chuffed when they eat what they’ve stirred up with mommy. 
    The reason I came across your site is because I’ve been searching high and low for a certain recipe and really hope you could perhaps help me… For a couple of years now I have been ordering by boys birthday cake from a lady who live just over an hours drive from me. The cake she makes is to die for but I think it is non baked. She molds it in any shape you want(sharks, planes, dinos ect) and then covers it with fondant. She calls it her choc fudge cake. Because in it are some pieces of cookies, fudgy stuff and some chocolaty cakes stuff. She wont give away her secret recipe but I cant afford driving there everytime and would love to try it out myself for my boys. Please please could you help me.
    KInd Regards

  2. THANKS! We have a soccer bake sale in 2 days, it’s 106 in the shade… and our a/c died. You are a life saver!

    …and we totally knew after trying your awesome chocolate white chip cookies that you believe the dough sometimes tastes better than the finished product bc they are so fudgy and gooey in the center– perfect for cookie dough eaters, but not too doughy for the cookie-only crowd (who are they!?)

  3. Hello Sally, I love your no bake treats! I was wondering if you could help me out? A past co-worker brought a form of Bonbon to work. She said it was just Marshmallow Cream and Peanut butter rounded into a ball and then dipped in Chocolate. Have you ever used the Marshmallow Cream? I would love to have specific measurements for this. Hoping you can help an amateur baker out!

  4. Oh my God! You are killing me with these recipes! One recipe is better than the next. And your humor!! I love it! When I read through your recipes and anecdotes I actually laugh out loud.

    Last week I made the choc. chip./pb no-bakes and the nutella no-bakes cookies. Both were a big hit with my kids, but especially with my hubby.

    For both cookies I used the old-fashioned oats and used your tip to grind the oatmeal into flour first. It worked out perfectly!

    Nutella cookies came out great. For the choc. chip/pb no-bake cookies, I used all natural unsalted pb. I think I didn’t mix the pb well enough. Cookies came out way too gooey to hold their shape, probably due to the pb oil. I had to wrap each individually in parchment paper. But now I know to mix that peanut butter extra well before adding it to the mix. Regardless of how gooey and un-cookie-like they looked, no one complained about consistency OR taste. Cookies didn’t last long.

    Next time I make them I am going to roll them into balls and cover them with ground up walnuts.

    My husband also suggested I add dried dates to the mixture. If I do that, should I cut down on the sugar?

    Thanks for all the great/delicious/decadent recipes… and the laughs!

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