9 No Bake Christmas Treats Everyone Will Love

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Would you love to make Christmas treats but don’t really have the time? Who really wants to constantly slave over stove over the Christmas season? Well, there’s no need to bake all your treats. There are plenty of options that will involve no cooking at all. Some will involve melting chocolate, but you don’t need to get the oven ready for your desserts.

Are you ready for a fun Christmas time with the family? Get your kids involved with the making of these treats and they’ll love sharing them with friends and family members.

Here are nine delicious no-bake Christmas treats that absolutely everyone will love. You’ll just need to make sure you have extra ingredients to make them again before the Christmas season is over.

Make Your Own Christmas Tree Cookies

Let’s start with cookies that need no baking at all. You’ll just need 20 minutes to prepare and piece it all together and you’ll have cookies ready for demolishing. They can still be decorated as you like, meaning plenty of Christmas fun.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of butter + 1tsp
  • 2 cups of icing sugar
  • 3tbsp milk, divided
  • 3 cups of shredded coconut
  • 1/2tsp mint extract (vanilla extract is a good alternative if you don’t like mint)
  • Green food coloring
  • ¾ cup of white chocolate chips
  • Mini M&Ms for decoration, or candy of your choice

Method:

  • Melt the half cup of butter in a pot and then remove from the heat
  • Add the icing sugar and 2tbsp of milk, stirring to combine
  • Add the coconut, extract, and the food coloring, making the mixture as green as possible
  • Shape the mixture into small balls and then squeeze one side of the balls to make a cone
  • Place on a layered baking sheet and put in the fridge for 2-3 hours; in the freezer for 45-60 minutes
  • Melt the chocolate chips in a pot
  • Add the rest of the butter and milk, stirring to combine
  • Dip the cookie tips in the white chocolate, giving the trees snow-covered appearances
  • Decorate with the M&Ms or other candy and then pop in the fridge or freezer to set

You can store the cookies in an airtight container. It can take a few tries to get the trees to look right. If the cookie mixture gets too cool, heat it up on the stove again. The kids will love getting their hands messy with this mixture but watch out for them eating it all while they do it.

Try Mint Fudge Chocolate Cookies

How about another set of cookies to make. The cooking time is five minutes, but you’re not baking! It’s all about melting the chocolate and getting a gooey center to all your cookies. These aren’t just perfect for Christmas time! Make them throughout the year.

Ingredients for the cookies:

  • ½ cup of butter
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • ½ cup of cocoa powder
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 3 ½ cups of oats
  • 2 ½ cups of shredded coconut

Ingredients for the frosting

  • ½ cup of butter
  • 1 ½ cups of icing sugar
  • 1tbsp milk
  • 1/2tsp mint extract
  • Green food coloring
  • Ingredients for the chocolate ganache
  • ¾ cup of chocolate chips
  • 1tbsp milk
  • 1tbsp butter

Method for the cookies:

  • Line two cookie sheets with wax paper
  • In a pot, melt the butter and then add the milk, sugar, and cocoa, stirring to combine and cooking for 1-2 minutes
  • Add the salt and vanilla, stirring, and then add the coconut and oats; combine fully
  • Place 24 drops onto your cookie sheets and place in the fridge to set

Method for the frosting:

  • While waiting for the cookies, place the butter, sugar, and milk in a bowl and combine; use a stand mixer if you have one
  • Add in the mint extract and green food coloring, adding enough for the green look
  • Add more sugar or milk too if needed to get the perfect icing consistency
  • Remove the cookies from the fried and spread the frosting over the top
  • Place back in the fridge to set

Method for the ganache:

  • Now make the ganache by putting the chocolate in a pot over a low heat, allowing to melt
  • Add the milk and butter and combine fully
  • Allow cooling for 5-10 minutes
  • Spread the ganache over the top of the cookies and then put back in the fridge for the chocolate to set

The cookies will remain gooey, so you may want to use wax paper between layers of cookies. This helps to prevent them sticking together during storage!

Create Your Own Millionaire’s Shortbread Bars

Who said you had to buy Millionaire’s shortbread? It’s time to make your own with absolutely no baking necessary. These will take the longest out of all the different treats available, but they are so worth it!

Ingredients for the base:

  • 10 ½ oz of shortbread cookies, crumbled
  • 7tbsp butter

Ingredients for the caramel:

  • ¼ cup of brown sugar
  • 6tbsp butter
  • 12oz condensed milk

Ingredients for the chocolate:

  • 7oz of chocolate
  • 1tbsp butter

Method for the base:

  • Grease a baking pan well
  • Melt the butter in a pot
  • Add the cookie crumbs to a bowl and pour the butter in, combining well
  • Press the shortbread base into the pan in an even layer and then place in the fridge

Method for the caramel:

  • Add all the ingredients to a saucepan over a medium heat and bring to a boil
  • Reduce the heat to a low and simmer for 30 minutes, until the mixture has thickened
  • Pour over the top of the shortbread and put in the fridge to completely cool the caramel

Method for the chocolate:

  • Melt the chocolate and butter together
  • Pour over the top of the caramel and put in the fridge until the chocolate cools

Cut the mixture into bars and store in an airtight container. If you find your caramel doesn’t thicken, you can put it onto a high heat and boil for longer. Eventually, it will get the right consistency to pour over your shortbread.

Make Your Own Oreo Cookie Dough Bars

Another fun bar to make is the Oreo cookie dough bar. This is another that can take hours to make but is worth the results in the end. You’ll do everything in one bowl, which definitely helps to save on the washing up!

Ingredients for the base:

  • 38 Oreo cookies, crushed
  • 7tbsp butter, melted

Ingredients for the dough:

  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • ¾ cup of brown sugar
  • 2tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 14oz of condensed milk
  • ½ cup of chocolate chips

Toppings:

  • 2 Hershey Cookies and Cream bars, melted
  • 5-6 Oreo cookies, crumbled

Method for the base:

  • Line a pan with foil and put to one side
  • Combine the Oreo cookies and butter together in a bowl, creating a look of damp sand consistency
  • Place the cookie mixture into the dish and press down firmly
  • Place in the freezer to chill the base

Method for the cookie dough:

  • In the bowel you just used, add the butter and cream with a hand mixer for a minute
  • Add the sugar and beat for another 2 minutes
  • Add the vanilla and beat for another minute
  • Add the flour and condensed milk, alternating a little at a time
  • Stir in the chocolate chips
  • Use half of the cookie dough over the top of the Oreo crust and place in the fridge for 30 minutes
  • Roll the rest of the dough up into balls and place in the freezer to firm
  • Pull the bar from the fridge and pour the melted Hershey bars over the top evenly, topping with the Oreo cookie crumbs and cookie dough balls
  • Put in the fridge for up to 3 hours to completely solidify the chocolate

Cut the whole bar into 12 squares and serve on a place. If you’re not a fan of Hershey Cookies and Cream, you can use any other chocolate that you’d like.

Make Your Own Nutella Bars

How about some Nutella bars? These are delicious as long as nobody has a nut allergy! They’re also one of the quickest bar recipes you’ll find.

Ingredients:

  • 1 sleeve of graham crackers, crumbled
  • ½ cup of butter, melted
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • ½ cup of Nutella, + 6tbsp
  • 1 ½ cups of chocolate chips

Method:

  • Mix the graham crackers and butter together in a bowl
  • Add the sugar, half a cup and 2tbsp of the Nutella
  • Grease a dish and line with foil and press the Nutella mixture in
  • Meal the chocolate chips, either over the stove or in the microwave, and then stir in 4tbsp of the Nutella
  • Spread the chocolate mixture over the Nutella bar and put in the fridge until you’re ready to eat

The mixture will take about an hour to fully set. You can store them in an airtight container, but there are high chances you won’t have many left after the first taste.

Try Delicious Mint Oreo Meltaways

How about something that’s quick and easy to make? These meltaways will take just 15 minutes to prepare and make, giving you plenty of fun with young kids in the house. The longest part is waiting for the dish to set in the fridge at the very end.

Ingredients:

  • 15 Cool Mint Oreos, crushed finely
  • 2/3 cup of butter, softened and divided
  • 1 ½ cups of powdered sugar
  • 1tbsp milk
  • 4tbsp crème de menthe flavored syrup
  • ¼ cup of chocolate chips, melted

Method:

  • Mix the cookie crumbs and 1/3 cup of the butter in a bowl, and then press into your baking dish and place in the fridge until firm
  • Combine the sugar with the milk, syrup, and rest of the butter in another bowl, beating until light and fluffy
  • Spread over the top of your crust and drizzle the melted chocolate over the top
  • Place in the fridge for 2 hours and cut into bars

Store the leftovers in the fridge until you’re ready to serve them.

Create a Mint Chocolate Brownie Bark

How about something that’s easy for people to grab and go. Kids often want Christmas treats that they can eat quickly and share easily with their friends. This no-bake bark is definitely something to consider.

Ingredients:

  • 8oz of mint brownie brittle
  • 24oz of white chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2tbsp shortening
  • 3 1/2tsp mint extract
  • 10 drops of green food coloring
  • Chocolate chips and sprinkles for decoration

Method:

  • Line a pan with parchment paper, leaving some sticking over the edges to easily pull out the bark
  • Place the brittle at the bottom of the dish in an even layer, making sure to fill in all the gaps
  • Melt the white chocolate in the microwave
  • Add the mint extract and shortening to the white chocolate and microwave for 30-45 seconds, combine together
  • Microwave until smooth and then add the food coloring
  • Drop spoonful of the chocolate over the top of the brittle, spreading across in an even layer
  • Sprinkle with the chocolate chips and sprinkles however you want
  • Place in the fridge to harden

Break the brittle into uneven pieces and store in the fridge to keep the chocolate hard.

Try a Christmas Cranberry and Almond Bark

Cranberries are perfect to give the feeling of Christmas. You can mix them with oranges and almonds to create this easy and affordable no-bake treat.

Ingredients:

  • 24oz white candy coating
  • 2 large oranges
  • 1 cup of dried cranberries
  • 2/3 cup of almonds, sliced

Method:

  • Line a pan with tin foil, leaving some over the edge to make it easier to pull the bark out
  • Melt the candy coating in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and place for another 30s, repeating until melted fully
  • Zest the orange into the white chocolate and mix to combine
  • Spread two-thirds across the bottom of the pan evenly
  • Pour all but a handful of the cranberries and almonds over the top of the chocolate and press down gently
  • Pour the rest of the chocolate over the top and top with the remaining cranberries and almonds
  • Place in the fridge to speed up the hardening process

It’s another one that you can break up into uneven pieces. Leave it in a dish for people to grab and eat when they want.

Finish With Chocolate and Cheese Snowmen

It’s the season to have fun with creating cute items out of your food. These white chocolate and cheese balls can quickly turn into snowmen for the kids. They’re a fun addition to all families.

Ingredients:

  • 12oz of cream cheese
  • ½ cup of butter softened
  • ¾ cup of brown sugar
  • ¾ cup of icing sugar
  • ¼ cup of flour
  • ½ cup of white chocolate chips
  • 2tbsp cream
  • ½ cup of toffee bits
  • ½ cup of chopped peanuts
  • 1 ½ cups of shredded coconut

Method:

  • Beat the cream cheese and butter together in a bowl
  • Add the two sugars and flour and beat until smooth
  • Combine the white chocolate and cream in another bowl and microwave for 30 seconds and then stir, putting back in the microwave if necessary until smooth
  • Add the chocolate to the cream cheese mixture and beat until smooth
  • Stir in the toffee and peanuts and then cover with wrap, placing in the freezer for an hour
  • Separate the mixture in two, creating a large ball and a small ball, using plastic wrap to keep the ball shape
  • Place in the freezer for an hour and then roll in the coconut, covering completely
  • Place on a place with one ball next to the other

You can garnish your snowman with some chocolate chips, licorice, gummies, and other additions for face, scarf, hat etc. You can also opt for multiple mini snowmen if you’d like instead. The mini snowmen can be trickier to make with the chocolate and cheese balls, but they’ll be fun for the kids.

Make Your No-Bake Christmas Treats Today

Don’t delay in making your Christmas treats. Get a list of the best together and get the kids involved with choosing. They’ll have fun to spend time with you and you’ll be able to let them do almost all the mixing and making. This is the fun of no-bake!

Some of them you’ll need to plan for time. The bars can take a few hours for the setting. However, they’re worth it, especially when the kids love their treats.

The toppings are just ideas. You can have all sorts of fun creating the toppings for the cookies and bars. Let the kids go wild!

 

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