My kids like to help out in the kitchen on occasion. No-bake recipes can be a great way to go, especially when my two-year-old son wants to join in and help!
They can get used to measuring and mixing without having to deal with hot pans.
These are 24 easy and super fun no-bake recipes to try with kids. The best part is they don’t require too much equipment and tools or special foods, you could have all the ingredients sat at home waiting to be used.
1. No-Bake Chocolate Cookie Butter Bars
If you are looking for a decadent treat without the heat of an over, then these no-bake chocolate cookie butter bars are going to be perfect. These delicious bars feature a graham cracker crust, two types of chocolate, as well as two different types of butter.
All you are going to need is a food processor, microwave or stovetop, a small pot, and a square pan to put everything in.
Just combine your crackers, butter, and cookie butter in the food processor for your crust. Pack into the greased pan, then add the chocolate and butter mixture. Let it sit for at least two hours in the fridge for it to firm up.
Read more on how to make No Bake Chocolate Cookie Butter Bars from A Simple Pantry
2. No-Bake Honey Nut Cheerios Snack Bars
These healthier and economical alternatives to the snack bars you see rows of at the grocery store are going to be a winner at home and on the go. They feature Honey Nut Cheerios, raisins, honey, and chocolate-covered sunflower seeds to give you a sweet treat packed with energy.
All you have to do is combine the brown sugar, butter, and honey via the microwave, then add the vanilla when the mixture is hot. Then you add the cereal, raisins, and seeds, layer in a greased pan, cover, and refrigerate. It is that easy and lasts for up to two weeks.
Read more on how to make No-Bake Honey Nut Cheerios Snack Bars from Averie Cooks
3. S’Mores Bars
S’Mores are an incredibly popular treat amongst people of all ages, and these bars are ridiculously easy to make. There are only six different ingredients, with Karo syrup being the only one you may need to shop for.
Start by melting your chocolate, butter, marshmallows, and syrup in a small pot until it is all combined. You then add it to a bowl with the cereal, add extra marshmallows, then mix it all together. Let the temperature come down for an hour or so, then store in a container for up to a week.
Read more on how to make S’Mores Bars from Mom Always Finds Out
4. No-Bake Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter Bars
Peanut butter, pretzels, and chocolate. This may be the holy trinity for a lot of snack lovers out there. These sweet and salty peanut butter bars are quick and easy to make, and they are going to please a lot of taste buds.
Line a pan with foil, going over the edges, and makes sure it is greased. Then you must beat the butter and peanut butter until mixed, and carefully add your broken up pretzel. While that sets in the pan, melt the rest of the peanut butter with chocolate, spread on top, add more pretzels, and refrigerate.
Read more on how to make No Bake Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter Bars from Sassy Southern Yankee
5. No-Bake Cheesecake S’Mores
This combination of two all-time favorites is going to be a hit with kids of all ages and the parents too. You get the velvety creaminess of cheesecake and the familiar comfort of s’mores all in one tasty treat.
All you have to do is add the cream cheese, condensed milk, lemon, and vanilla together and ensure it is properly blended. You want this to be thick enough to hold up and harden, so play with ratios. Then you just sandwich this mix between two graham crackers and load them in the fridge.
Read more on how to make No Bake Cheesecake S’Mores from Momdot
6. No-Bake Monster Cookie Bites
Monster cookie bites are going to give you and the family a ton of energy to keep you going throughout the day when you need it most. Loaded pecans, honey, peanut butter, and chocolate, these will be an easy way to get that needed boost while tasting amazing.
This couldn’t be easier, chop up your pecans, then you add everything else to a large bowl. You just need to mix it well and form a ball, then it goes in the fridge for half an hour. Once it has sat you just scoop individual balls and keep extras in the fridge.
Read more on how to make No Bake Monster Cookie Bites from The Chirping Moms
7. Happy Hedgehog No-Bake Cookies
Happy hedgehog cookies are a treat that is full of goodness, and a little bit of greatness in the snack department. It uses sun butter (or peanut butter), honey, coconut, almonds, and chocolate to make a no-bake cookie that will leave your tastebuds wanting more.
Start by simply adding the butter, cocoa, coconut, and wheat germ and mixing thoroughly, then refrigerate for just a few minutes. Create small logs and pinch them at one end. Then you can roll in sprinkles and use the chocolate chips and almond slivers to finish your hedgehog.
Read more on how to make Happy Hedgehog No Bake Cookies from Kitchen Floor Crafts
8. Easy Chocolate Pudding
Chocolate pudding has been around for a very long time, but I bet you didn’t know how easy it was to make at home. Using just a handful of simple ingredients you can make a pudding that will put those grocery store ones to shame.
Combine your dry ingredients together in a saucepan, at roughly medium heat, then add the milk in a controlled manner. Bring it to a boil, then stir for 1 minute and take off the heat. Drop in the butter and vanilla, combine, and refrigerate for a few hours if you want it cold.
Read more on how to make Easy Chocolate Pudding from Budget Girl
9. No-Bake Dipped Cookie Dough Bites
Cookie dough is really a love it or hate it treat, and if you love it these no-bake bites are going to blow your mind. These cookie dough bites feature cinnamon and a candy coating that will add amazing taste and texture.
Just grab two bowls. The first combines cinnamon, flour, and salt, the second both sugars, butter, and vanilla. Once mixed, combine both bowls with the chocolate chips and roll it into balls. Freeze for half an hour on wax paper, melt your candies, then dip each side and refrigerate.
Read more on how to make No Bake Dipped Cookie Dough Bites from Coupons & Freebies Mom
10. Coconut Snowballs
These coconut snowballs, or bombs, are going to give you a decadent texture and taste with a healthy keto vibe. You only have to use four ingredients and you can have a no-bake cookie without the guilt. You just need some unsweetened desiccated coconut, almond flour, the desired sweetener, and coconut oil.
Use your food processor to combine all of the ingredients for roughly two minutes on a mid setting. Ensure you have a plate or container lined with parchment paper and just roll them into balls and decorate as you see fit. They last up to two weeks in your refrigerator.
Read more on how to make No Bake Coconut Snowballs from Sweet As Honey
11. No-Bake Chocolate Egg Nest
If you are looking for a no-bake dessert that has a little bit of flair, these egg nest cookies will fit the bill perfectly. The kids will love the process of making these, as well as the end results. The recipe is very basic and even uses chow mien noodles for the baskets, and there are many variations you can do based on your personal preference.
Melt your chocolate, peanut butter, or other chips together and then combine with noodles. Use a greased muffin pan to create nests, then all you do is refrigerate. Decorate with peeps, eggs, or anything else you want once set.
Read more on how to make No Bake Chocolate Egg Nest from Chef in Training
12. No-Bake Twinkies Cake
Twinkies are an all-around favorite and are the perfect base for an easy no-bake cake. All you need is a box of twinkies, vanilla pudding, strawberries, sprinkles, and whipped topping for a decadent delight that people will be begging for.
Place your twinkies in a square casserole dish and evenly spread your pudding over the top. Add your sliced strawberries next and then cover with the whipped topping. Add a handful of sprinkles to finish it off and place it in your fridge.
Read more on how to make No-Bake Twinkies Cake from Mess for Less
13. No-Bake Carrot Balls
Carrot cake is a fun and delicious way to get people to eat their carrots. These no-bake balls are far from complicated and can be put together in just a handful of steps and with a handful of ingredients. It includes carrots, coconut, dried fruit, honey, and nuts for a little bite packed with flavour.
Just add everything to your food processor, besides some of the coconut, and process for about two minutes. Then roll this mixture into balls, drown them in the coconut, and place on a tray lined with wax paper. Refrigerate these for six or so hours before serving.
Read more on how to make No-Bake Carrot Balls from Kids Activities Blog
14. No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls
Peanut butter balls are one quick way to start making friends at any gathering. These no-bake balls are so simple and only consist of five different ingredients that you most likely already have on hand. You are going to need butter, chocolate, crispy rice cereal, peanut butter, and powdered sugar.
Make sure to crush the cereal, then add everything to a large bowl, besides the chocolate, and mix thoroughly. Scoop into balls and place them on a tray lined with parchment paper and chill for half an hour. Then you melt your chocolate with butter, dip, and send back to the fridge.
Read more on how to make Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls from Raising Lifelong Learners
15. No-Bake Oreo Truffles
Oreos are a staple snack food in many households across the country, and these no-bake truffles are going to change the way you look at them. With only three ingredients you will take your Oreos to a whole new level of deliciousness in no time flat.
Crush your Oreos in a food processor and add the soft cream cheese when there is a fine powder. Roll your tasty mixture into even-sized balls, place on wax paper, and freeze for about half an hour. Then you just melt your chocolate, dip your balls, add decorations, and set in your fridge.
Read more on how to make No Bake Oreo Truffles from A Virtuous Woman
16. No-Bake Cornflake Cookies
Corn flakes are extremely versatile, and when added with just 3 other ingredients, can make a wonderful no-bake cookie. There will be barely any mess, with one pot and one pan needed, and they take no time at all to finish.
Bring your sugar and syrup to a boil, stirring consistently, then immediately take it off the heat. Stir in your peanut butter until it is mixed, then drop in the cornflakes and repeat. Once mixed get large spoonfuls onto a baking sheet with paper, then let them sit for half an hour.
Read more on how to make No Bake Cornflake Cookies from Creative Kids
17. No-Bake Rocky Road Cookie Bars
You really can’t go wrong with chocolate and marshmallow, so these rocky road cookie bars are sure to be a hit. There are very simple ingredients including chocolate, cookies, and marshmallows, that come together for a mouthful of goodness.
Use rectangular cookies and place them on a lined baking tray and ensure your toppings are equally sized. Melt the chocolate and add to a piping bag, then put a layer on each cookie. Add your toppings, and repeat with the chocolate. Put these in the fridge for a few hours and you are good to go.
Read more on how to make No Bake Rocky Road Cookie Bars from Picklebums
18. No-Bake Snickers Cheesecake Bites
When you combine two amazing things, such as Snickers and cheesecake, there really is no way to go wrong. These bite-sized culinary creations are going to be able to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Grab two bowls and a mini-muffin pan lined with parchment paper. Mix your butter, cookies, and sugar, then push equal amounts into each muffin cup. While that is in the fridge for a bit you then whip your cream cheese with the other wet ingredients, then add to the hardened crusts. Top with crumbled Snickers and freeze overnight.
Read more on how to make No-bake Snickers Cheesecake Bites from Pint-sized Treasures
19. No-Bake Dark Chocolate Banana Nut “Cake” Pops
Dark chocolate and banana come together gloriously with these tempting snacks on an edible stick. They contain everything you could ask for with quality banana bread and a few added bonuses.
Grind your dry ingredients to be uniform, then add everything, except chocolate and sticks, together in a bowl. Once mixed you set this in the fridge, then form into small balls and place in the freezer. Melt your chocolate, put a candy stick in the set balls, dip in the chocolate, then put them back in the fridge.
Read more on how to make No-Bake Dark Chocolate Banana Nut “Cake” Pops from Mom Endeavors
20. No-Bake Chocolate Lasagna
Chocolate lasagna may leave your head spinning, but this is a real thing. It is a quad-layered masterpiece that includes Oreos, cream cheese, and other chocolatey goodness to enjoy. This is going to be a homerun for chocolate lovers.
Crush your Oreos and mix with melted butter, set in a greased baking dish, and refrigerate for a few minutes. While it sets, whip the cool whip with milk and sugar, and do the same with the pudding and rest of the milk. Add set pudding to the crust, top with the cool whip, and let it chill for a few hours.
Read more on how to make No Bake Chocolate Lasagna from I Heart Naptime
21. No-Bake Rice Krispies Snacks
These simple and tasty bites will take make those prepackaged squares look like dog food, and be much healthier. With five ingredients you can have a bite that will taste good and have a long-lasting impact.
It is as basic as adding everything into a large bowl and mixing it together very thoroughly. You then chill it for an hour and roll them into balls; it’s that easy. The nut butter and coconut will elevate these to the next tier of snack foods.
Read more on how to make No-Bake Rice Krispies Snack from Crystal & Co.
22. Strawberry Cheesecake Lasagna
Strawberry cheesecake is great, but why not kick it up a notch with a no-bake cheesecake lasagna? This is a layered delicacy that is going to be a hit at your next gathering or family affair.
Get your strawberries sliced first, then line your dish with the graham crackers. Grab your mixer and add the condensed milk and cream cheese. Add milk and pudding, slowly stirring for a few minutes, then fold in your cool whip. Layer your lasagna with crackers, mixture, strawberries, repeat, and chill overnight.
Read more on how to make Strawberry Cheesecake Lasagna from South Your Mouth
23. Super Easy No-Bake Granola Bars
Granola bars have been a household staple for decades, and you can easily make your own. This recipe is versatile and nutritious, and anyone can get in on the action when preparing them.
Just add some coconut, oats, and rice cereal and mix together. Bring butter, honey, and sugar to a boil, then stir on low for a few minutes before adding the vanilla. Combine with your dry ingredients and additions, then mold into a baking pan. They should be good to cut after half an hour in the fridge.
Read more on how to make Super Easy No Bake Granola Bars from A Cultivated Nest
24. No-Bake Banana Split Pudding Pie
The name of this treat sounds too good to be true, and it is as good as it sounds. It uses pudding, bananas, and chocolate to quickly become a favorite dessert for everyone in the family.
Add your set pudding to the crust and make sure it is an even layer, then slice your bananas and add the lemon juice. Refrigerate everything for a few hours, add a layer of bananas, a layer of cool whip, more bananas, then add cherries, marshmallows, and nuts. Drizzle melted chocolate on top and freeze overnight.
Read more on how to make No-Bake Banana Split Pudding Pie from Flour on My Face