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 ofย  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. Averie @ Averie Cooks says:

    thanks for linking me up….and all I see in this post is
    white chocolate
    peanut butter

    which is pretty much all one NEEDS to be seeing ๐Ÿ™‚ love all the ideas and stay cool! It’s “hot” here this week. Like 77F as a high.

  2. Laurie {Simply Scratch} says:

    My heart just stopped! So glad you took the leap and had success… I’m gonna have to try these ASAP! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks Laurie!

  3. Wow Ashton, thank you SO much! I think YOU are the master at self promotion! I can’t stop clicking around on your blog. Your comment means A LOT to me Ashton b/c I know that my links in each post are working, so thank you!

  4. Hmmmm – so many ways to get your sweet treat fix without sweating your life away. They all look so great I can’t just pick one!

  5. i want this for breakfast,lunch,dinner,and dessert

  6. I’ll take one of each – please. You have an amazing ability to make everything look DIVINE.

  7. Rosa Olosin says:

    I have independent kids who want to make dessert alone, without any supervision from me or my husband on our anniversary, which is on May 28. the thing is, I want my kids to be safe making a delicious, safe, and easy to make recipe. I really like this website. I have been preparing these desserts every day, so please help me out.

    Thanks in advance,
    Rosa Olosin!
    P.S. try not involving knifes and other sharp objects that would not be safe for my kids!

    1. Hi Rosa! Here is a link to all of my no-bake recipes. Most of them either require cutting into squares or heating up an ingredient or two. Hope you find one that fits well! https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/category/no-bake-recipes/

  8. http://wholeandheavenlyoven.com/2012/11/27/banana-split-dessert-cake/
    This is one of my absolute favorite no-bake desserts….after this one: http://wholeandheavenlyoven.com/2013/04/13/banana-wafer-pudding-delight/
    Love your blog!

    1. I have to check them out. Thanks Sarah!

  9. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner says:

    It’s been ridiculously hot here in CT too. You have a great selection of no-bake options, Sally. ๐Ÿ™‚
    One of my favorites are my coconut fudge bars. They are a huge crowd pleaser. I even got my neighbors to love coconut because of these awesome bars!!

    1. Those coconut fudge bars look SO good Tina!

  10. All I want is anyone of these sweet confections for breakfast with my morning coffee.

  11. Betty Patterson says:

    These are all beautiful! Is it possible to make a no-bake cupcake? I’m all over frosting, and saw some of my favorite frostings on this article:
    I’m actually done with the whipped cream, you know, it’s too usual already (but if you’re still starting, this is the best practical recipe in baking). Cream cheese is my favorite! Oh so heaven!

    1. Hi Betty- I’m not sure how to make a no-bake cupcake. But feel free to sift through my no bake recipes for inspiration! https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/category/no-bake-recipes/

  12. Awesome recipes! I love baking, however, this canadian girl now lives in indonesia where ovens are not common (since they are expensive and take up so much energy). So heat is one reason not to bake….while not having an oven is another ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have been inspired to get back into ‘no bake baking’. Thanks Sally and friends

  13. 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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Your peppermint version sounds so good Angela!

  14. Hello Sally***ย 
    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.ย 
    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

  15. 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!?)

  16. 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!

    1. I’ve never made anything like that but it sounds SO good!

  17. 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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