Soft, chewy and so easy to make- these no-bake cookies are the easiest cookies you’ll ever make. Go give them a try!
Just a few ingredients and a bit of kitchen time- that’s all you need to put these incredibly delicious no-bake cookies together. They’re great to make with kids, and if you’re feeling like it, you can also batch make them and store the rest for later to have a quick snack ready for when a mid-day hunger pang hits.
Ready to give the recipe a try? Scroll down and keep reading to discover all you need to know about it.
Ingredients For the Recipe
You’ll need two sets of ingredients to make these cookies.
- ¾ cups white chocolate
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 ¾ cups ground digestive biscuits
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream
- ¾ cups dark chocolate
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How to Make Sweet No-Bake Cookies?
Once you have all your ingredients ready, here’s the step-by-step process you’ll need to follow to make them.
In a double boiler or in the microwave, combine the white chocolate with the heavy whipping cream and heat until the chocolate is completely melted.
Remove from heat and immediately add the ground digestive biscuits.
Stir until everything is well combined.
Allow the mixture to cool to touch so you don't burn yourself. Once cool, separate the mixture into small handfuls and shape into neat balls.
Place the balls in the fridge to set.
For the topping, in a double boiler or in the microwave, combine the dark chocolate with the heavy whipping cream and heat until the chocolate is completely melted.
Dip the balls in the melted chocolate and place them on a baking paper to set.
Decorate with small chocolate pieces on top.
Frequently Asked Questions
Crushed graham crackers or digestive biscuits are the perfect choices to use for this recipe. They are easily available and work well with almost any flavor. You could, of course, use golden Oreos, or even the original Oreos for this recipe. Just remember to remove the cream portion in the center and then crush the cookies.
If you’re not too keen on using ground biscuits or are looking for a healthier alternative, quick-cooking oats could be an excellent choice. Don’t really want to use oats for your cookies? Consider coconut flour or almond flour!
While this classic cookie recipe is a winner all on its own, there’s a lot more you can potentially add to it to jazz it up!
Nuts: Nuts are the obvious best choice if you’re looking to add something extra to your batch of no-bake cookies. Throw in any crushed nuts of your choice- walnuts, peanuts, pistachios, almonds, cashews, pecans are all fantastic!
Seeds: The crunchiness of seeds can act as a nice contrast with the chewiness and softness of these cookies, so if you’re really looking to add a bit of texture, but are allergic to nuts, seeds are an excellent choice. Plus, they’re super healthy too! You can use sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, or even flaxseeds- it all depends on your preference.
Other ingredients: Don’t want to stick to just nuts and seeds for this recipe? You could add in puffed rice cereal, crushed pretzels, mini chocolate chips, and even some mini marshmallows if you want to. And of course, don’t forget dried fruit to add some extra chewiness into the cookies- cranberries, chopped dried figs, and raisins are some classics that work wonderfully with your cookies.
These no-bake cookies are super simple and have a nice subtle flavor that everyone will love. And of course, that also means you have the chance to experiment with what you want to add in to bring about a little fun flavor variation too.
You could swap the white chocolate that the cookie recipe calls for with milk chocolate or dark chocolate to get yourself a batch of nice chocolate-flavored no-bake cookies.
Want some extra chocolate flavor? Add a bit of cocoa powder to the mixture. Just remember to use unsweetened cocoa powder to keep the cookies from turning extra sweet.
If you’re trying this batch of cookies during fall, you can add a bit of cinnamon powder or pumpkin pie spice to the cookie ‘dough.’
Enjoy the flavor of peanut butter and chocolate? Throw some chunky peanut butter into the mix, and balance it out with some additional crushed peanuts.
These easy cookies offer you the chance to go crazy with the toppings. You can dip them in the melted chocolate mixture as the recipe suggests, and then top it with desiccated coconut, crushed nuts, sprinkles, or practically anything else you like.
You can also lend these cookies a nice creamy flavor by sprinkling some caramel chips or butterscotch bits on the melted chocolate.
The best part about these no-bake cookies is the fact that they are freezer-friendly. All you need to do is lay them out on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, pop them in the freezer for a few minutes, get them out, transfer them to a freezer-safe container, and then freeze them again. They’ll last you for at least 3 months, and won’t even end up sticking to each other.
Tips to Make the Sweet No-Bake Cookies
All set to give these easy no-bake cookies a shot? Wait up! Here are some additional tips and tricks you might want to keep in mind to nail the recipe.
- Remember to use the best quality chocolate for this recipe- the flavor really shines through when you do.
- If your no-bake cookie mixture seems too thin and loose, you can add some crushed nuts or quick-cooking oats to it.
- If you don’t have chocolate, you could make do with chocolate chips instead.
- To ensure that your cookies firm up and set well, you can also add a little coconut oil into the melted chocolate.
- To get your cookies to set faster, you can pop them into the freezer for a few minutes.
Enjoyed trying your hands at these delicious cookies? On the hunt for some more simple and fun no-bake recipes to experiment with? Here are a few good ideas to get started on.
- Classic No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
- No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Truffles
- Superfood Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites
- ¾ cups (100g) white chocolate
- ½ cup (100ml) heavy whipping cream
- 1 ¾ cups (170g) ground digestive biscuits
- ¼ cup (50ml) heavy whipping cream
- ¾ cups (100g) dark chocolate
- For the cookies, in a double boiler or in the microwave, combine the white chocolate with the heavy whipping cream and heat until the chocolate is completely melted.
- Remove from heat and immediately add the ground digestive biscuits.
- Stir until everything is well combined.
- Allow the mixture to cool to touch so you don't burn yourself. Once cool, separate the mixture into small handfuls and shape into neat balls.
- Place the balls in the fridge to set.
- For the topping, in a double boiler or in the microwave, combine the dark chocolate with the heavy whipping cream and heat until the chocolate is completely melted.
- Dip the balls in the melted chocolate and place them on a baking paper to set.
- Decorate with small chocolate pieces on top.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 21Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g