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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.

All the different varieties of No-Bake Cookies.

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.

More flavors of Crazy No-Bake Cookies.

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!

4.62 from 55 votes
One easy no-bake recipe can turn into any flavor of Crazy No-Bake Cookies you'd like!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 8 cookies
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!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 8 cookies

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

    • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
    • 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.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Cover and store the no-bake crazy cookies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days. 

    Recipe Notes

    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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    Yana
    Yana
    6 months ago

    Hey Gemmma! May i ask if i can use a microwave oven in making some cookies?
    Thanks for answering

    Madiha
    Madiha
    8 months ago

    Hi Gemma can I use quacker oats to make oat flour

    MIsha N
    MIsha N
    8 days ago

    Hi, Can I use 1/4 honey and 1/2 cups dates (blended)?

    Rose :)
    Rose :)
    15 days ago

    Hey Gemma! Quick question: how do I change the measurements for the ingredients if I wanted to make just 1 type of cookie with this dough? My lil cousins saw the video for this and asked me to make em but they only want the Double Chocolate one. 😅Also, I don’t have chocolate chips or any of the sort. My cousins were asking if Hershey’s chocolate syrup would be a good substitute. Silly I know 😅 but they wanted to ask since they wanna pitch in the making this time. 😄 Give my regards to Kevin & Baby George. 😊… Read more »

    Last edited 15 days ago by Rose :)
    revillarafael13
    1 month ago

    Hi gemma , may I ask if where can I find the exact measurement of ingredients in making a cookie dough ? Thankyou

    Rosa
    1 month ago

    hi gemma, can i use normal flour and replace the honey with sugar? if yes measurments.

    Faneeza Doodnauth
    Faneeza Doodnauth
    2 months ago

    I can’t eat peanut butter wht can I use

    Shikha
    Shikha
    2 months ago

    Can u pls share an eggless almond flour , sugar free, grain free , vegan brownies recipe ?

    Etain J
    Etain J
    4 months ago

    Great to find recipes that require little or no baking, essential in these difficult times.

    Naseem
    Naseem
    4 months ago

    Hi Gemma
    Would It be okay to sub melted butter for the nut butter and add a little more flour if it is too wet? I want a more neutral flavour.
    Thanks!!
    Naseem

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