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No Bake Christmas Treats

Updated on June 27, 2012
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It's getting to be that time of year again. The Holidays are just around the corner and the kids are clammering to make those favorite holiday cookies. Instead of heating up your oven and kitchen you might want to try some of these delicious and kid-friendly no-bake cookie treats. I even threw in a couple of no-bake fruitcake recipes. Have fun and happy cookie making. I hope you enjoy them. Have fun and happy cookie making.

Another great thing about these recipes is...they can be used all year long.


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No Bake M & M Cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup butter

1/3 cup evaporated milk

1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter

1 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup nuts of your choice

1 cup M & M's

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

Place milk, sugar and butter in saucepan and bring to a boil.

Boil for 1 minute stirring constantly.

Remove from heat and blend in the rest of the ingredients.

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper to cool.

No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

 Ingredients:

1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter

1/2 cup honey

1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed

1 1/2 cup non-fat dry milk granules

4 cups crispy rice cereal

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together.

Shape into small balls.

 

No Bake Chocolate Balls

 Ingredients:

8 oz bakers semi-sweet chocolate baking squares

1/2 cup peanut butter

8 oz conatiner whipped topping

coconut, colored sugar, and sprinkles

Directions:

Melt chocolate in microwave for 30 seconds on high until soft.

Mix in peanut butter.

Fold in whipped topping. 

Place mixture in refrigerator for 1 hour to harden.

Form mixture into small balls.

Roll chocolate balls in coconut, colored sugar, and sprinkles for a colorful display.

No Bake Christmas Wreath Cookies

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter

3 cups minature marshmallows

1/4 tsp green food coloring

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

5 cups cornflakes

red cinnamon candies

Directions:

Melt butter in microwave for 30 seconds on high.

Add marshmallows and stir until coated with butter.

Microwave for 1 minute.

Sitr and microwave for 1 minute more.

Stir in green food coloring and vanilla extract.

Fold in cornflakes and blend well.

On an ungreased cookie sheet shape into small wreaths.

Decorate wreaths with red cinnamon candies.

No Bake Fruitcake

Ingredients:

3/4 lb butter

1 bag marshmallows

1 box graham cracker crumbs

1 box raisins (1 lb)

1 lb candied cherries

1 lb candied pineapple

1 lb nuts

Directions:

Melt butter and blend in marshmallows until just melted.

Add the rest of the ingredients and pour into buttered loaf pan.

Store in refridgerator overnight before eating.

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      pstraubie48, because you can make them in a classroom with students. Thanks for the angels.

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      Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Very nice collection of no bake goodies. I am only familiar with one of these so will be copy catting these for sure. thanks for sharing. Sending Angels your way :) ps

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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Truckstop Sally, my sentiments exactly. What's really good about these recipes is that they are really good. Have a great holiday.

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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Pamela99, not only does it save time, it also saved burned fingers. Happy holidays.

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      Truckstop Sally 7 years ago

      Who has time to bake? And why heat up your kitchen if you don't need to?

      Thanks!

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      These sound very good and no bake sure saves time. Thanks for the recipes.

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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks Rhonda Waits. They are delicious, you won't be sorry you tried them. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

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      Rhonda Musch 7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

      WOW. looks delicious I will try these out. Anything to lesson time in the kitchen. Thanks sounds great. Merry Christmas to you and your families.

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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Denise,the Cookie monster will love these cookies. have a wonderful holiday and happy cookie making.

      LSpel, M&M's are my favorite candy so I'm partial to the cookies myself. You'll love 'em.

      anne_with_an_e, These recipes are great to make with children. They can pretty much do all the work. Have fun.

      Thanks for the comments and have a wonderful holiday.

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      anne_with_an_e 7 years ago from here, there and everywhere

      Great recipes. I'm always looking for easy activities to do with my kids. These fit the bill for Christmas goodies. Thanks for sharing.

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      Lydia McCarter 7 years ago from The Murder Mitten

      These recipes look delicious, I'm to try out the no bake m&m cookies!

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      Denise Handlon 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Great recipes. Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays...signed, The Cookie Monster, LOL

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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      tipoague, I know what you mean, they are so easy to make. Enjoy them.

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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      specialk, I hope you like them. I've tried them all with my students and they love them.

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      Tammy 7 years ago from USA

      I love making no bake cookies of any kind. Great recipes!

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      Karen Metz 7 years ago from Michigan

      Yum...these sound like more good ones! I know we always make the chocolate peanut butter no bake ones, but I have never tried any of the other ones. Thanks for the recipes!

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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      europewalker, I know what you mean the easier the better. What's really great about these recipes is that they are so good.

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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      carrie, my students are making a couple of these cookies in class. They are super easy and taste great. You and your granddaughter will have fun making them and eating them.

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      europewalker 7 years ago

      Great hub, those are my favorite kinds of recipes:)

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      carrie450 7 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

      These sound delicious and anything to save time from all of the hustle and bustle makes things such as baking so much easier. I may try some of these with my grandaughter, thanks

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