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Crazy No-Bake Cookies: One Easy No-Bake Cookies Recipe with Endless Flavor Variations!

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One easy no-bake cookie recipe can turn into any flavor of Crazy No-Bake Cookies you’d like!


Hi Bold Bakers!

One of my favorite “CRAZY” recipes has been Crazy Cookie Dough! For those who don’t know, what makes my “Crazy” recipes so outrageous is that they utilize one base recipe that is then divided up to make as many flavor variations as you can dream up. After the success of my crazy cookies, I thought this Summer would be the perfect time to share this Crazy No-Bake Cookies recipe. Made of a super simple base of peanut butter, honey, and oat flour, these ingredients come together to form the perfect No-Bake Cookie base.

A bit like Play-Doh, it’s easy to shape and work with and has a moist texture and sweet flavor. From flavors like White Chocolate and Raspberry to Double Chocolate, if you can dream it, you can do it when it comes to N0-Bake Cookies! These are the perfect thing to make with kids, friends, and family.

My No-Bake Cookies Are Too Dry — What Happened?

When you first mix up the dough, it’s important to make sure all of the oat flour has absorbed into the wet ingredients. Once it does, you’ll be left with a malleable dough that is not too wet or too dry. If for any reason your dough seems a bit crumbly or dry when working with it, not to worry! Simply work in a tiny bit of warm honey and nut butter. This will loosen the mix right up.

Can I Freeze No-Bake Cookie Dough?

Since this dough is no-bake and has no dairy or eggs, it freezes and thaws really well! This makes them a great make-ahead treat. If using from frozen just thaw the dough at room temperature and work as normal. If you’d like the process to go even faster you can even give it a spin in the microwave to help it soften up.

Can I Bake No-Bake Cookies?

I would not suggest baking this dough, it really was created to be eaten as is. What holds it together is all the moisture in the honey and peanut butter. If you were to bake these cookies, they might dry up.

How Do I Store No-Bake Cookies?

My No-Bake Crazy Cookies can be covered and stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days. Eat them straight from the fridge or allow it to come to room temperature and enjoy!

How Long Will No-Bake Cookies Last?

These cookies will keep really well for up to 7 days, maybe even longer.

Tips and Tricks to Making No-Bake Crazy Cookies:

  • If you cannot find oat flour you can make your own using this method
  • If you cannot eat oats, you can replace the oat flour with almond flour
  • If you don’t have honey you can use maple syrup or agave
  • Add in any dried fruit, nuts, white or dark chocolate for any flavor combination you like
  • Add in an extract or flavor for additional layers of flavor

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Crazy No-Bake Cookies Recipe: One Easy No-Bake Cookie Recipe with Endless Flavor Variations!
Prep Time
25 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

One easy no-bake recipe can turn into any flavor of Crazy No-Bake Cookies you'd like!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 cookies
Calories: 638 kcal
Author: Gemma Stafford
Ingredients
Crazy No Bake Cookie Dough Base
  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup (7½ oz/213g) honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups (71/2oz/213g) oat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
ADD-INS (per cookie, start with 1/4 cup No Bake Cookie Dough for each one):
Nutella:
  • 1 tablespoon nutella
  • 1 tablespoon hazelnuts, toasted & chopped
Chocolate & Peanut Butter:
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon peanuts, toasted & chopped
Oatmeal Raisin:
  • A pinch cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
Double Chocolate:
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chocolate, or chocolate chips
Snickerdoodle:
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar (1 tablespoon of sugar & a pinch of cinnamon)
Monster Cookie:
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon M & Ms, or candy of your choice
White Chocolate and Raspberry:
  • 1 tablespoon freeze-dried raspberries, crushed (or dried fruit of your choice)
  • 1 tablespoon white chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl melt together the peanut butter and honey, this should take roughly 1 minute. Add the vanilla and whisk until evenly combined and smooth.
  3. Next, add the oat flour and salt and mix until a sticky dough is formed. (If your dough is too wet or dry add in more oat flour or more honey and peanut butter until you've reached the right texture).

  4. Using a 1/4 cup measure, scoop the dough and add it to a small bowl. At this point add your desired add-ins into the dough.

  5. After your add-ins are fully incorporated, gently press the ball of dough between your palms to form a flat disc about 1/2 inch thick. Place the cookie onto the lined cookie sheet and repeat the process until all of the dough has been used. Chill the cookies for 30 minutes to set.
  6. Cover and store the no-bake crazy cookies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days. 

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Nutrition Facts
Crazy No-Bake Cookies Recipe: One Easy No-Bake Cookie Recipe with Endless Flavor Variations!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 638 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 180mg8%
Potassium 561mg16%
Carbohydrates 85g28%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. emcguckin on August 17, 2019 at 8:14 am

    Hi Gemma, love the look of these no bake cookies. Definitely a recipe I’ll be giving a go! Would love some feedback on my blog eilish’s_edibles, I’m adding some recipes a few times a week 🙂
    Best, Éilish x

    • Gemma Stafford on August 18, 2019 at 2:30 pm

      Hi Eilish,

      Really glad you like this recipe. When I get a chance I’ll try and check out your blog.

      Best,
      Gemma.

  2. Robyn Hearps on August 15, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    What can I use instead of honey?

    • Gemma Stafford on August 16, 2019 at 2:57 pm

      You can use maple syrup, agave, rice sugar syrup.

      Any other liquid sugar will work.

      Best,
      Gemma.

  3. Vanessa Oteng Addo on August 13, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    I don’t have a microwave to melt my peanut butter and honey

    • Gemma Stafford on August 14, 2019 at 4:10 am

      Hi Vanessa,
      before there were microwaves cooks used a bain-marie to melt ingredients for baking and to make wonderful custards and emulsion sauces like Hollandaise.
      (https://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/bain-marie/). It is important to do this gently, do not let the bottom of the bowl become too hot, keep it above the water and all will be well.
      I hope this is of help,
      Gemma 🙂

  4. twinklepix on August 12, 2019 at 4:57 am

    Just made your No Bake cookies! I did t have oat flour, so I made some using your recipe in my Magic Bullet blender!
    I added English Toffee, dark chocolate chunks, & pecans to mine! Yummm!
    Thanks Gemma for this great No bake cookie recipe!

    • Gemma Stafford on August 12, 2019 at 8:30 pm

      I’m thrilled to hear that!! Thanks for letting me know 🙂

      Best,
      Gemma.

  5. Cherrie Ann Balictar on August 10, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    Hello, Gemma. How are you?

    Mine is chillin’ in the fridge. I added raisins and stored the rest in the freezer.

    Thanks for the recipe. In my country (Philippines), not all households have an oven, which is why no-bake recipes are a hit.

    Take care. More no-bake recipes to come.

    • Gemma Stafford on August 12, 2019 at 8:09 pm

      Hi Cherrie,

      I’m thrilled to hear you like this recipe. Yes, I learned while doing BBB that not everyone has an oven but that shouldn’t mean you can’t bake :).

      I hope they turned out well,
      Gemma.

  6. Azza Shaik on August 9, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Can I use all purpose flour, instead of oat flour. I do have a different recipe for making cookies in a microwave.

    • Gemma Stafford on August 9, 2019 at 1:40 pm

      Hi Azza,

      Unfortunately regular flour has to be cooked so it won’t work for this recipe. a nut flour or oat flour is what will work best.

      Gemma.

  7. Elizabeth on August 9, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Hi

  8. Elizabeth on August 9, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Hi Gemma for the best ever brownie recipe what kind of chocolate chips do you use? I was planning on using the Ghirardelli 60% cocoa solids.Is that correct if not please tell me what ones you use.

    • Gemma Stafford on August 9, 2019 at 1:36 pm

      Yes Elizabeth, use those 60% chips, they will work perfectly 🙂

      Best,
      Gemma.

  9. Emma on August 8, 2019 at 11:58 am

    Hi Gemma! These look awesome and I can’t wait to try them! I was wondering if I could use normal all purpose flour instead of the oat flour?

    • Gemma Stafford on August 9, 2019 at 1:45 pm

      Hi Emma,

      Unfortunately regular flour has to be cooked so it won’t work for this recipe. a nut flour or oat flour is what will work best.

      Gemma

  10. Lynn on August 8, 2019 at 9:21 am

    Could I use Almond or Sunflower butter? I have a child that has a peanut allergy.

    • Gemma Stafford on August 9, 2019 at 1:46 pm

      Yes absolutely you can, and even a seed butter will work.

      Best,
      Gemma.

  11. Pat on August 8, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Hey Gemma,
    Just wanted to say I LOVE YOU! Thanks to you I feel like Ive become an even better baker thru your tutorials. Im not in good health nor do I have a lot of money so your ‘easy’ ‘less ingredient’ recipes are heaven sent. Those two reasons are why I PreOrdered your first ever cookbook. I cannot wait til it arrives. Im beyond excited waiting for it.

    • Gemma Stafford on August 9, 2019 at 1:23 pm

      That’s awesome to hear, Pat! Thanks for trying it out and for your lovely message. 🙂

      Best,
      Gemma

  12. Rahmah Hayati on August 8, 2019 at 8:49 am

    Its nice yet simple!!! Will try to make it! ^_^

    • Gemma Stafford on August 9, 2019 at 1:24 pm

      That’s awesome to hear! Thanks for trying it out 🙂

      Best,
      Gemma

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