No Bake Cookie Bars

It is August in Oklahoma, which means it is hot outside. The kind of heat where I dread turning on the oven because it heats up the house so much.  I have been trying to come up with some easy, no bake, summertime desserts that I can make without using my oven.

This is one I came up with based on my no bake cookies. It is the same basic recipe, I just tweaked it a little bit.  I think it is even better this way.  My family loved them. I loved them not only because they were good, but because they were quick and easy.  Plus, they are a frugal dessert to make and I don’t have to use my oven.  I also usually have all these ingredients in my pantry, so these are easy to make any time I need a quick dessert.

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Comments

  1. like this idea I make this type as drop cookies but love the bar thinking

  2. Perfect! I was planning to take brownies to a potluck tonight but I DON’T want the oven on. I considered no-bakes…but these sound like a FUN and unique thing to try. Thanks for the great idea!

  3. Darleen@jwcreath@gmail.com says:

    Just made these, so simple w/ ingredients already on hand! Taking them to church as we are having a baptism service at the lake. Thanks!

  4. Making these again tonight for the soccer team. Last time I made them they LOVED them!! Thanks for the great recipe!

  5. those look so tasty and now that we’ve moved into a rental home temporarily with no air conditioning, I think these are going to be made quite often this summer.
    .-= Leslie´s last blog ..egg and bacon breakfast burritos =-.

  6. What a great idea! I need to give these a try!

  7. We are total no-bakes addicts and I am SO trying this!

  8. I can’t wait to try this recipe!!! I have a no bake chocolate oatmeal cookie recipe, I would like to share: 2 cups of sugar, 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup of butter, 4 tbsp. Nestle Quick chocolate, 1/2 cup of milk, and 3 cups of minute oats – Boil sugar, chocolate, peanut butter and milk for one minute. Add butter and oats. Drop on cookie sheet covered with waxed paper to cool.

    Enjoy

  9. Fabulous idea to make them as bars!!!! Thanks!

  10. Hey !! that’s really wonderful. It is so easy to prepare and it is really enjoyable trying this out.Apart from that you get the ingredients handy. I prepared it twice this week. I am happy that I read and tried it. It really tastes good as well. I had a different kind of Bar after quite some time .

  11. jocelyn swaan says:

    Hi Lynn,
    So i was checking your recipe list for french toast; love the peach make ahead recipe but i was sure i saw one for strawberry fr. toast somewhere sometime on your site or blog? Any recollection of an idea or recipe u have.
    Love your site as always.
    thanks, jocelyn

  12. These sound great, making them today

  13. Thanks for reposting this for those of us who are newer to your site. Its the day before shopping day, and snacks are all gone. This manages to use the staples I have on hand, I think I’m going to mix up some for the afternoon snack and make my boys quite happy. :)

  14. these are my absolute favorite ever! when I was a kid, my school served these as cookies at lunchtime and I loved them!

  15. I love this idea. I rarely am able to get the last few cookies out without them being crumbly. I can’t wait to try it (your no peanut butter version too).

  16. What size pan do you use?

    • I use an 11×14 inch pan, but really any jelly roll or cookie sheet with sides type pan would work, the bars will just be a little thicker or thinner.

  17. Making these with hazelnut spread since I didn’t have cocoa. I hope regular rolled oats are fine too. Why do you use quick instead? Is it for less crunch? These look like a yummy sub for fudge for my family. Spreading as I type.

    • I hope you enjoyed them! Hazelnut spread would be wonderful in these. My family likes that texture of quick oats in them, but either ones should work fine.

  18. I just wanted you to know… We have really enjoyed this recipe–a couple of times! We have cub scouts tonight, pack meeting, and this is what my son wanted to take to share. :) :) Thanks for posting!

  19. Can i used semi-sweet chocolate chips in this recipe? I’m going to make these tomorrow for my son-in-law but I already have the semi sweet chips and I will use gluten free rolled oats.

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