No Bake Cookie Recipes Using Chocolate, Marshmallows, or Sweet Dates

Chocolate is used in no bake cookies as a coating and as a binder.
Chocolate is used in no bake cookies as a coating and as a binder. | Source
Melted marshmallows makes an easy binder for different ingredients.
Melted marshmallows makes an easy binder for different ingredients. | Source
Dried fruits add sweetness to no bake cookies.
Dried fruits add sweetness to no bake cookies. | Source

Cookies don't have to be baked to be delicious. In fact no bake cookies can easily be put together without heating up the kitchen, with ingredients rounded up from the pantry. Since there are no eggs or perishable ingredients, once they are made, most will keep at room temperatures for a few days after making them.

Here are several recipes for no bake cookies to try at home.

Easy No Bake Cookies

  • Melted chocolate
  • Nuts, dried fruits, breakfast cereal such as crisped rice or chocolate puffs
  • Broken bits of pretzels
  • Crispy chow mein noodles

In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together. Drizzle in enough melted chocolate to bind all the ingredients together. Drop by spoonfuls on waxed paper. Serve when the chocolate sets up.

Crispy Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

  • 1 package semi-sweet chocolate chocolate chips
  • 2 squares bitter chocolate
  • 5 cups corn flakes
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Melt the chocolates together, stirring until smooth and melted. Mix the remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl, and pour the melted chocolate over the top. Toss everything together to coat well, and drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper until firm.

Chocolate Molasses No-Bake Fruit Balls

  • 1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips, or use dipping chocolate
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried mission figs
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried prunes
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup chopped raisins or currants
  • 3 teaspoons molasses

Melt the chocolate, reserve. Mix all the dried fruits and nuts together well, and form into balls. Roll the balls in the chocolate, and set on wax paper until firm.

Marshmallow and Coconut Date Balls

  • 1 cup small diced dates
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 pound marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups shredded sweetened coconut

Mix the dates and nuts together, and form into balls. Melt the marshmallows over a double boiler until melted. Dip the date and nut balls into the melted marshmallows, and roll in the coconut. Set on wax paper until the marshmallow firms up.

Snowy Date Balls

  • 8 ounces dates, chopped
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 2 1/2 cups crisped rice cereal
  • Powdered sugar, for rolling

In a saucepan, stir the dates, sugar and butter until the butter is melted and the sugar is absorbed into the mixture. Place this over a large mixing bowl which has the nuts and crisped rice cereal inside. Stir until well mixed. Form into small balls, and roll into powdered sugar until thoroughly coated.

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