No Bake Cookie Recipes

No Bake Cookie RecipesSee the No Bake Cookie Recipe for Rice Krispies Squares
(Source: ©jekins@shaw.ca/Depositphotos.com)

No bake cookie recipes have always been popular with cooks because they save time — they don't require any baking — and they don't heat up the kitchen in the warm weather.

These were some of Mom's favorite recipes for making homemade cookies. Being a farmer's wife meant there was not always enough time for baking. Being able to make these no bake treats often saved the day.


Favorite No Bake Cookie Recipes

Mom's Recipe Scrapbooks (c. 1920s)

You can make old fashioned no bake cookies, bars, and squares that are scrumptiously chewy and delicious, and they have a sweetness and texture all their own. They are perfect treats for gift giving, parties, serving at get-togethers, and for putting in school lunches. Begin with the retro Rice Krispies squares recipe. Everybody loves them!

Rice Krispies® Marshmallow Squares

30 marshmallows, 1/3 cup butter, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1 pkg Rice Krispies (5-1/2 oz). Melt butter and marshmallows in double boiler. Add vanilla, beat thoroughly to blend. Put Rice Krispies in large buttered bowl and pour on marshmallow mixture, stirring briskly. Press into shallow buttered pan. Cut in squares when cool. Yields 16 2-1/2 inch squares from a 10 x 10 inch pan. Nutmeats and coconut may be added.

Top of Stove Cookies

2 well-beaten eggs, 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 pound (3-1/4 cups approximately) finely chopped, pitted dates; 1 teaspoon vanilla, pinch of salt, 3 cups rice cereal, 1 cup (approximately) shredded coconut. Combine beaten eggs, sugar, dates, vanilla and pinch of salt in saucepan.

Cook slowly, stirring constantly, for about 10 to 15 minutes or until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Stir rice cereal into cooled egg mixture. Shape into balls, each about the size of a large walnut. Roll in coconut. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Mock Strawberries

You just have to try this no bake cookie recipe! I loved it when Mom made these sweet, melt-in-your-mouth strawberries. They are SO good tasting.

1 fifteen-ounce can sweetened condensed milk, 6 cups shredded coconut, 3-1/2 cups (approximately) sifted confectioners' sugar, 1 package strawberry-flavored jelly powder, 20 drops red food coloring. Combine milk, coconut, sugar, jelly powder, and red food coloring in bowl. Mix together well and chill.

Form into shapes of average-sized strawberries. Roll strawberries in 2 to 3 tablespoons of strawberry-flavored jelly powder. (It will be necessary to open a second package.) Add a few drops of green food coloring to a small quantity of royal icing. Use it in a cake decorating tube to make a stem and 2 leaves on each strawberry. Makes about 30 strawberries.

Crispy Marshmallow Sticks

1/4 cup butter, 1/2 cup grated chocolate, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 lb marshmallows, 5 cups rice cereal. Melt butter and marshmallows over boiling water, stirring often. Add vanilla and beat well. Mix well with cereal and chocolate. Press into a large buttered pan; when cool, cut into sticks or bars.

Coconut Bars

2 cups moist coconut (shredded), 1/2 cup peanut butter, 4 teaspoons vanilla. Mix all ingredients, keeping back 1/2 cup coconut; shape mixture into balls and roll in remaining coconut.

Chocolate Cream Bars

1 lb tin of dried milk powder, 1 cup boiling water, 7 tablespoons sugar, 4 tablespoons cocoa. Dissolve sugar in water, then add to dried milk and cocoa, mix it well. Place layer of chocolate in a flat tin, a layer of the filling, and top with a layer of chocolate. Set overnight and cut into small bars. Cream Filling: Mix 1/2 lb icing sugar to a stiff paste with 1 tbsp condensed milk, 1 tsp vanilla. Delicious!

Uncooked Brownies

1/2 cup butter or shortening, 2 cups white sugar, 5 teaspoons cocoa, 1/2 cup milk, pinch of salt. Put ingredients in pot and boil 5 minutes; then add 2 cups rolled oats and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or raisins or coconut; mix, and pour into pan and cool; cut in squares. Excellent for when you're in a hurry.

Nutty Stuffed Dates

It might be argued that strictly speaking this isn't a no bake cookie recipe, but these little treats are moist, sweet, chewy, and every bit as satisfying as cookies.

Slit large, fresh California dates along one side. Stuff with plain or salted walnut halves, almonds, cashews, or candied orange peel or fondant. Roll in fine sugar. Store in covered container to ripen.


You May Also Like

Homemade Cookie Recipes




Enjoy a Laugh to Brighten Your Day!

Abbott and Costello on Stage

Listen to Bud Abbott and Lou Costello's "Who's On First?" skit from the World War 2 Special Services Division V-Disk.

(5: 54 min.)


Like This Page? Please Share It




Visit the Homemade Dessert Recipes Homepage

Old Fashioned Rose and Cookbook Icon
Don Bell with Vintage Recipe Scrapbooks

Please click Like and help preserve Grandma's old fashioned recipes in their original form.


Need Help?

Puzzled about old time oven temperatures and measurement units? Click the Button below for helpful conversions.

Red Help Button

Mystery Quiz

Mystery Item

What is this antique item? The Answer is found below.


Recent Articles

  1. Traditional Scottish Dessert Recipes You'll Want to Make

    Grannie's Scottish dessert recipes will make delicious Old Country desserts that you'll be proud to serve. Try the authentic shortbreads, scones, fruitcake, fancies, and black buns.

    Read More

  2. Restaurant Dessert Recipes from Bygone Days

    Favorite restaurant dessert recipes often found their way into the cookbooks of Grandma's day. Enjoy old fashioned dessert recipes from New York City's famed Delmonico's Restaurant and The Astor House…

    Read More

  3. View 3D Photos in Anaglyph and Stereoscopic Formats

    View this site's colorful 3D photos in red-blue anaglyph format and old fashioned images in the two-picture stereoscopic format. Also, discover how you can convert your images from 2D to 3D.

    Read More

  4. Old Fashioned Easter Dessert Recipes

    Grandma's homemade Easter dessert recipes will make perfect treats for your Easter Day celebrations. You'll love the delicious old fashioned taste of these desserts.

    Read More

  5. Renaissance Tansie Recipes for Easter

    Renaissance tansie recipes to make a delicious apple or green tansies flavored with lemon. Traditional for serving at EASTER or for a tasty dish at your next medieval feast.

    Read More


Favorite
Topics


Quiz Answer

Grandma's button hooks for  fastening tight buttons on leather boots and gloves.