Too Hot for Dessert? No Way! Try These 7 Recipes for No-Bake Cookies

Oven off, smiles on. Don't heat up the whole house baking dessert, try these no bake recipes and stay cool while eating these sweet snacks.

Recipe for No Bake Cookies: German Chocolate Cake Cookies

German Chocolate Cake Cookies

Rori Trovato

Shredded coconut, sweet pecans and double doses of chocolate come together in these sandwich cookies to create the flavors of German Chocolate Cake. Store-bought wafers and frosting make this an easy treat to make with kids!

Get the recipe: German Chocolate Cake Cookies

Recipe for No Bake Cookies: Cool Mint Patties

Cool Mint Patties

Jason Wyche

This gluten-free dessert has us reminiscing about cool and creamy York Peppermint Patties. The minty filling is rolled, pressed and chilled before getting dunked into chocolate for an irresistibly chewy bite.

Get the recipe: Cool Mint Patties

Recipe for No Bake Cookies: Frozen Chocolate Mint Dessert

 Frozen Chocolate Mint Dessert

Weight Watchers

This guilt-free treat is the perfect go-to dessert on hot summer days. Wafers and whipped topping get whirled in the blender, popped in the freezer and topped with mint patties, chocolate syrup -- and heck, some more whipped topping.

Get the recipe: Frozen Chocolate Mint Dessert

Recipe for No Bake Cookies: Peanut Butter Icebox Bites

Peanut Butter Icebox Bites

Casey Barber

This triple-decker dessert is the ultimate summer indulgence. 3 crispy chocolate wafer cookies, 2 layers of sweet and creamy peanut butter filling, 1 mouth-watering bite.

Get the recipe: Peanut Butter Icebox Bites

Recipe for No Bake Cookies: No-Bake Chocolate-Peanut Butter Candy Bars

No-Bake Chocolate-Peanut Butter Candy Bars

Courtesy of The Big Book of Cookies

How did we not think of this first?! Crunchy peanut butter granola bars, chocolate sandwich cookies and mini marshmallows come together to create these dreamy no-bake bars.

Get the recipe: No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Bars

Recipe for No Bake Cookies: Booze Balls

Booze Balls

Courtesy of No Bake Makery

While this adults-only dessert may be small in size, don't let it fool you -- these booze balls pack loads of flavor. Melty, sugary chocolate and bourbon are combined with graham cracker crumbs, rolled into truffles and dipped into cocoa powder and crystallized sugar before they hit the fridge.

Get the recipe: Booze Balls

Recipe for No Bake Cookies: No-Bake Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Cookies

No-Bake Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Cookies

Courtesy of Mad Hungry

This recipe gives homemade Rice Krispies treats a peanut-butter makeover. In addition to being mixed with the nutty spread, the crackling cereal gets hit with a splash of vanilla for added flavor.

Get the recipe: No-Bake Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Cookies

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