If you search Instagram for “#quarantinebaking,” you’ll find over 170,000 drool-worthy photos of desserts like frosted chocolate-layer cake, sourdough loaves, and expertly decorated cupcakes.
Want to get in on the fun but not up for sifting flour, mixing eggs, and softened butter, and waiting for your oven to get to heat up? Instead, turn to these no-bake recipes and you’ll have chewy, irresistible cookies in no-time.
Peanut-Butter Chocolate Cookies
Run out of Girl Scout Tag-A-Longs? Get your fix with this quick, rich recipe from Sugar Spun Run.
First, mix butter, milk, sugar, and cocoa powder in a pot and stir until combined. Then move the pot to the stove and continue stirring over low heat until the butter is melted. Next, bring the mixture to a boil and continue stirring for one minute. Fold in peanut butter and vanilla extract and stir until combined, then follow with quick oats and stir until they are coated.
Drop a heaping teaspoon onto a parchment- or wax-paper lined baking sheet and let cool before serving.
Almond Butter Cookies
Not that into chocolate? Turn to these savory treats from Minimalist Baker when your next cookie craving hits.
Begin by mixing sugar, almond milk, and oil in a medium saucepan before bringing to a boil over low heat. After boiling for a minute remove from the heat and stir in vanilla, almond butter, coconut flour, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, oats, and salt.
Drop a tablespoon of the mixture onto a lined baking sheet and let sit at room temperature for about 25 minutes until they are cool and firm. Can’t wait? Speed things up by popping in the fridge.
You don’t have to wait until October to make these treats from Recipe Runner.
First grab a medium saucepan and over medium-high heat whisk together oil, maple syrup, pumpkin puree, almond milk, and almond butter before bringing to a boil then removing from the heat. Next whisk in vanilla extract then old-fashioned oats, cranberries, pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, ground cloves, and salt.
Scoop out a half-tablespoon of the mixture onto a lined backing sheet and refrigerate for about 20 minutes.
Nutella M&M Oatmeal Balls
Dare you to eat just one of these cuties from The Baker Mama. The best part? They require only five ingredients and no stove.
Get started by mixing oats, Nutella, honey, and vanilla until well combined. Then fold in the M&Ms before rolling the mixture into gold ball-sized balls.
Place the balls on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet then let them cool in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Chocolate Toffee Cookies
Remember Heath Bars? If you haven’t had one in a while, get ready for a taste explosion.
This recipe from Mom on Time Out calls for heating sugar and corn syrup in a saucepan until they are combined and reaches a boil. Then remove the pan from the heat and stir in chocolate chips and peanut butter until they melt. Next stir in oats and shredded coconut before folding in crushed Heath Bar bits.
Take a tablespoon and scoop out the mixture onto a lined baking sheet. Let cool for about 30 minutes before eating.