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…

slices of peanut butter Nutella banana bread on a cream plate

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.

squares of chocolate chip cookie dough fudge

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

s'mores rice krispie treats

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.

pretzel rods dipped in caramel and coated in various toppings

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.

homemade vegan chocolate bars

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.

Oreo truffles coated in white chocolate and topped with sprinkles on a cream plate

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.

cake batter rice krispie treats

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

cookie dough covered in chocolate, sprinkles, on a popsicle stick

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 with rainbow sprinkles

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

chocolate covered peanut butter pretzel bites
Q: What are some of YOUR favorite no bake recipes?


  1. Angela Steele says:

    Yes, something to try… especially by someone as creative as you. It is similar to fudge, easy to make (no mixers needed), uses simple ingredients and you can make it your own. It forms a dough, like play dough, and you can add whatever your imagination provides. I just made peppermint last night. I used pure peppermint essential oil and beet juice (for natural pink coloring). People came back for seconds and thirds, so I took that as a good indication that it was enjoyed. I could even see it made with sprinkles on top! 😉

    1. Your peppermint version sounds so good Angela!

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