Simple no-bake Christmas cookie recipes that can be prepared at the last minute. Get inspired!

Are you in one round, so you can’t catch up, but you really like to snack? Then recipes for unbaked cookies are a great choice for you.

Get inspired in our article and try one of our carefully selected delicacies suitable for any occasion.

Are you looking for the best goodies for Christmas, Easter or even a birthday party?

Take advantage of the fact that the preparation of such delicacies will take you a minimum of time and you will still enjoy them wonderfully.

Classic unbaked candy

Of course, this recipe has nothing to do with meat, on the contrary, it got its name due to its shape and the fact that it is cut into slices before consumption, as is the case with sausages.

This popular no-bake candy also includes recipes for beehives , which have a completely unmistakable taste.


  • 90 g raisins (ideally sultanas)
  • 4 tablespoons of high-quality cognac
  • 400 g of butter tea cookies or children’s sponge cake
  • 150 g of blanched almonds
  • 375 g of melted unsalted butter
  • 220 g of Dutch cocoa or cocoa powder
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • Icing sugar for coating


  • First, put the sultanas in a bowl and add 2 tablespoons of cognac. We infuse for 10 minutes.
  • Pour the biscuits or baby biscuits into a large bowl and crush them into medium-sized pieces with your hands.
  • Add blanched almonds, melted butter, cocoa powder, remaining cognac and condensed milk.
  • Finally, add the soaked raisins and cognac and mix very thoroughly to combine everything and create a smooth mass.
  • The dough is stiff, so it’s best to work it by hand. It will take a long time to mix, but it’s definitely worth it.
  • Once everything is combined, a beautifully dark, pliable dough is created.
  • Spread food foil on the kitchen counter and put 1/3 of the finished dough in the center of it.
  • We shape it with our hands into a log, the diameter of which will be approximately 5 to 7 cm.
  • We move the finished log/salami to the edge of the foil and start turning it around it carefully but firmly.
  • Turn the ends of the foil downwards and lightly press them to the bottom of the trunk.
  • This is how we process the remaining 2/3 of the dough and store it in the refrigerator, where we let it cool until the next day.
  • Before serving, just unwrap from the cling film and dust with icing sugar through a fine sieve.
  • Cut with a sharp knife and serve.

Tip: If we don’t eat everything in one day and want to embellish our cookies a little, we can cut them into very thin slices the next day and decorate them with whipped cream with a chocolate topping.

Unbaked chocolate salami with cognac.

Christmas cookies without baking

This recipe is a great choice for lovers of coconut and Malibu liqueur. The preparation is extremely simple and the result is worth paying attention to.


  • 400 g of homemade sponge rolls filled with jam (if we don’t have any, you can also use store-bought ones)
  • 60 ml whipping cream (40% – if we can’t find it, we’ll use 33%)
  • 1 tablespoon of Malibu liqueur
  • 250 g of quality dark chocolate
  • 120 g of grated coconut


  • Prepare a large tray and line it with baking paper.
  • Cut the sponge roll into slices, put it in a bowl and crush it.
  • Add whipping cream, Malibu liqueur and make a smooth mass.
  • We take pieces of the mass with a spoon and shape them into balls, which we stack on a baking sheet.
  • When we have processed the entire batch, put the tray with the balls in the fridge and let it cool for 1 hour.
  • Then pour the grated coconut into a medium bowl and melt the chocolate in a small saucepan or in the microwave.
  • Put each ball on a fork and dip it into the warmed chocolate.
  • Gently tap the edge of the pot or bowl with the chocolate so that the excess drips back, and pour it into the bowl with the coconut.
  • We wrap it thoroughly and return it to its original place on the baking sheet.
  • Put the wrapped balls back in the fridge for at least 30-60 minutes. As soon as they harden, we can consume.
Lamington balls with coconut.

Raffaello coconut balls

If there’s one baked treat you can’t forget, it’s this recipe. Every now and then there is an advertisement on TV praising this delicacy, but believe me, homemade tastes even better than purchased.

Another advantage is that it is quick and easy to prepare. Coconut is a popular ingredient, so don’t hesitate to browse the coconut bun recipes .


  • 190 g of grated coconut
  • 50 g of shredded coconut flakes
  • 400 ml sweetened condensed milk
  • 150 g of roasted unsalted almonds
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (we can also use almond extract, or both in a 1:1 ratio)


  • Pour the grated coconut into the bowl and pour in all the condensed milk.
  • Add vanilla or almond extract and mix.
  • Let stand for 30 minutes to allow the coconut to absorb the milk.
  • If the mixture is too wet, add more grated coconut.
  • We then take pieces of the substance with our hands and shape them into a ball in our palms.
  • Carefully insert one almond in the middle of each ball and wrap it in shredded coconut.
  • Place in a bowl and put in the fridge for 3-4 hours.

Tip: If you are wondering what to make someone happy, prepare these balls, wrap them in a gift box or a decorative bag, tie a bow and you have the perfect gift. After all, handmade gifts are always the best.

Homemade unbaked Raffaello balls with coconut and almonds.

Rum balls

This is a classic Christmas cookie, which, however, is not a problem to prepare at any time of the year, including summer, especially if you don’t need an oven. It tastes great, smells amazing, is ready quickly and one piece is never enough.


For balls:

  • 250 g of vanilla wafers or chocolate biscuits (if we don’t have them, we’ll use baby biscuits)
  • 400 g of sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 tablespoons of rum
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded coconut flakes

For wrapping:

  • 1 – 1 and 1/2 cups of shredded coconut


  • Pour the cookies into a zip-top bag, close it tightly and crush it through the bag using a rolling pin. If you have a food processor, you can also use it to blend the cookies into fine crumbs. If some pieces remain larger, it does not matter at all.
  • Pour the crushed cookies into a large bowl, add the shredded coconut flakes, cocoa powder, condensed milk, rum and vanilla extract.
  • Mix thoroughly with your hands to create a perfectly smooth mass.
  • If the mixture is too thick, add 2 tablespoons of milk and knead again.
  • We will take pieces of the mixture with a spoon and shape them into balls with a diameter of 2-3 cm.
  • Wrap each ball in coconut and place on a tray or bowl.
  • Once everything has been processed, put the balls in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Only then do we serve.
Popular unbaked Christmas cookies made from rum, coconut and cocoa.

Gingerbread balls

Everyone knows Marlenka pastry, but have you ever tried to make it as a non-baked alternative? You will find yourself loving this recipe and returning to it regularly.


  • 500 g of honey corpus for the Marlenka cake
  • 1 can of caramel condensed milk
  • 2-3 tablespoons of honey
  • 200 g fresh unsalted butter
  • Rum to taste
  • Ground and chopped hazelnuts or walnuts for coating
  • Chocolate for decoration


  • Put the softened butter, caramel condensed milk and honey in a bowl and use a hand mixer to blend until smooth.
  • Crumble the honey dough for the Marlenka by hand into a bowl for the mixture, leaving the larger pieces if possible.
  • Drizzle with rum and mix thoroughly with the butter mixture.
  • We work so that the dough is pretty smooth.
  • Using a spoon, we remove pieces from which we form small balls, which we wrap in a mixture of ground and chopped nuts.
  • Place each ball in a paper pastry bag.
  • Finally, melt the chocolate and sprinkle the individual balls with it.
  • The dough should be enough for 30-40 pieces.
Luxury Marlenka honey balls.

Peanut Butter Balls

When we prepare some sweets and nuts play the main role, we are sure that they will taste great. This recipe is no exception, where nuts are complemented by honey.


  • 3/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup milk powder
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • Add honey, peanut butter, and vanilla extract to a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • Add powdered milk, salt and beat until everything is combined.
  • As soon as the unbaked dough is ready, we take pieces of dough from it and shape them into balls of the same size with a diameter of about 3-4 cm.
  • Place in a bowl or on a tray and cool in the fridge.
Energy balls full of peanut butter without grains or gluten.

Coffee beans without roasting

This candy is absolutely luxurious and very popular. Very popular and often sought after in almost all pastry shops. But nothing compares to the home one. The best part is that you can eat as many as you want without anyone noticing.


For balls:

  • 250 g of powdered sugar
  • 75 ml of water
  • 125 g fresh unsalted butter
  • 100 g ground walnuts
  • 100 g of crushed butter biscuits
  • 80 g of milk chocolate
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee (can be decaffeinated)

For the frosting:

  • 100 g of cooking chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil


  • Put water in a pot, add sugar, stir to dissolve, and let it boil for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the butter and let it melt, stirring constantly.
  • Set aside, sprinkle ground nuts, crushed butter cookies, chocolate, instant coffee and mix carefully to combine everything into a smooth dough.
  • Let it cool a little and then take pieces of the dough from which we shape small balls.
  • Place them on a tray lined with baking paper and use a toothpick or skewer to make a groove in the middle and lightly press the ball. This will make them look like little coffee beans.
  • Finally, we prepare the frosting. Melt the chocolate in a water bath, then remove it from the heat and gradually add all the oil while stirring constantly.
  • Decorate the coffee beans with melted chocolate and let them harden.
Delicious chocolate-nut coffee beans in chocolate coating.

Coconut wheels with cocoa

Another interesting delicacy this time is prepared from flakes and offers a great taste of raspberries, coconut and cashew nuts. You will fall in love with this delicacy and return to it often.


For the cookies:

  • 200 g of oatmeal
  • Pinch of salt
  • 220 g of fresh dates
  • 100 g of cashew butter

For the filling:

  • 120 g thick coconut yogurt
  • 120 g of fresh raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds

For the frosting:

  • 300 g of cooking chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon of cocoa nibs
  • Pinch of salt


  • Put the raspberries in a bowl, mash them and mix in the chia seeds. Let it rest for 60 minutes.
  • Pour the oatmeal into the blender and mix in the fine flour.
  • Add a pinch of salt, cashew butter, dates and continue mixing until a sticky dough is formed that holds together.
  • Prepare two sheets of baking paper and shape the unbaked dough into a circle.
  • Place between the two sheets and roll out over the paper into a 0.5 cm thick pancake.
  • Use a round cookie cutter to cut out 60 small circles. We always roll out the rest of the dough and cut it again to process everything.
  • Spread coconut yogurt on half of the cookies. Put a layer of mashed raspberries with chia seeds on top of that.
  • We cover it with a second wheel, which actually gives us a glued-on cookie, but it doesn’t need to be baked.
  • Place the prepared cookies in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a water bath or in the microwave.
  • Take the cookies out of the freezer and dip them in chocolate one by one.
  • Place on a work surface covered with baking paper and sprinkle with chopped cocoa nibs and salt.
  • Put it in the fridge and let it rest for at least 20 minutes. This unbaked cookie will last up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

Tip: If we don’t have fresh dates, but dried ones, we have to cover them with boiling water before use and let them soak for 10 minutes. Then just drain.

Unbaked coconut cookies with cocoa and raspberry jam.

Peanut-date brownies with chocolate

You will fall in love with this gluten-free dessert in the style of the popular American pastry after the first bite. It melts on the tongue and has an absolutely perfect taste.


For the dough:

  • 25 pieces of pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup shelled walnuts
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

For the frosting:

  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract


  • Line the baking tray with baking paper and set aside for now.
  • Put the dates in a bowl, pour boiling water over them and let them stand for 10 minutes. Then strain and cut into small pieces.
  • Put walnuts, cocoa powder, salt into the bowl of a food processor and blend thoroughly into fine, small pieces.
  • It is good to process the dough in two parts to have the best consistency and taste.
  • Set half of this mixture aside and add half of the dates, peanut butter, coconut oil and vanilla to the remaining mixture.
  • Mix until the mixture is smooth. If necessary, add coconut oil.
  • As soon as the mixture holds together and does not crumble when pressed by hand, transfer it to the prepared baking dish.
  • Put the remaining mixture of cocoa with nuts, dates, peanut butter, vanilla and coconut oil into a food processor and process as before.
  • Transfer the dough to the baking pan again and carefully press everything into the baking pan and spread it over the entire surface.
  • Let it cool in the fridge and prepare the frosting in the meantime.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix cocoa powder, honey, melted coconut oil and vanilla.
  • Stir until the mixture is thick and smooth.
  • Spread evenly on the mass in the baking dish and leave to cool for 2 hours.
  • Before serving, divide into smaller pieces. If you want, you can also sprinkle with cocoa or sprinkle with chocolate glaze.
Unbaked brownies with cocoa, peanuts and honey.

Chocolate Oreo Buns

No-bake sweets with favorite cookies will please almost every sweet tooth. They have an unmistakable and completely distinctive flavor that will tickle your taste buds.


  • 1 pack of Oreo cookies in a box
  • 510 g of cream cheese
  • 200 g cooking or milk chocolate


  • Pour the Oreo cookies into the bowl of a blender or food processor and blend them into fine crumbs at the highest speed. If we don’t have a mixer with a container or a robot, we put them in a bag and crush them with a kitchen rolling pin.
  • Transfer to a classic bowl, add cream cheese and beat thoroughly with a hand mixer.
  • We take pieces of the mass and shape them into balls, which we place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  • When we have processed everything, put the balls in the refrigerator and let them cool for at least 1 hour.
  • Then melt the chocolate in a water bath and dip one ball at a time into it.
  • Put it back on the baking sheet and let it cool again, this time for at least 2-3 hours.

Tip: If you don’t just want plain chocolate, check out the recipes for chocolate frostings for cookies , which will also work.

Unbeatable truffles dipped in chocolate.

Apricot-coconut balls with ginger

This recipe was inspired by Vegan Chocolate Caramel Balls. The basis is healthy seeds with omega 3 content.

It is not just an ordinary sweet, but at the same time a nutritious quick snack that you will bite into with relish. Excellent taste goes hand in hand with delicacy.


  • 1/4 cup golden flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup desiccated shredded coconut
  • 150 g of dried apricots
  • 3 fresh dates
  • Pinch of salt


  • Place the apricots in a bowl, cover with boiling water and let stand for 5 minutes. Then strain the apricots, rinse them, dry them and cut them into quarters.
  • Put the flax and fennel seeds, almonds and 1/4 cup of coconut into the blender jar. Mix at the highest speed until everything has a flour-like consistency.
  • When we are done, add the apricots, chopped dates, salt and mix with the pulse button until all the ingredients are combined. It does not hurt to separate the pieces from the walls of the bowl several times.
  • Finally, remove the bowl from the base and sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of coconut. The mixture will be sticky but easy to work with.
  • We prepare a plate or tray, sprinkle with coconut and form balls of the same size from the dough, which we place on the plate.
  • Place in the refrigerator and let cool for 1 hour.
  • Then just serve.
Vegan balls with apricots, coconut and maple syrup.

Christmas cookies with bourbon

Christmas is a beautiful time and preparing sweet treats is an indispensable part of it. Although these balls can be prepared all year round, they have the greatest charm during the Christmas holidays. They are fast, simple and very good.


  • 1 cup crushed vanilla cookies
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 and 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 – 3 teaspoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup Jim Beam bourbon
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons corn syrup


  • Pour crushed vanilla cookies, pecans, cocoa and 1 cup of powdered sugar into a medium bowl.
  • Add corn syrup, cover with bourbon and mix everything thoroughly to create a smooth mass.
  • Take pieces of the dough with a spoon and shape them into a ball with your palms.
  • Pour the remaining 1/3 of the coconut onto a deep plate and wrap each ball in it.
  • Place on a tray or tray lined with baking paper and let cool for at least 1 hour.
Perfectly supple unbaked Christmas balls with bourbon.

Snow globes

Every no-bake cookie is something specific, which also applies to this recipe. Thanks to pecans and cookies, the balls will be a wonderful treat that will please all your loved ones. Just make sure you don’t have any left at all.


  • 2 and 1/4 cups crushed chocolate sandwich cookies (Oreo, Disco, etc.)
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 and 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam


  • Put the cookie crumbs with the chopped pecans in a bowl.
  • For the cookies, sift 3/4 cup of powdered sugar, grated coconut and mix.
  • Add the corn syrup, strawberry jam and mix thoroughly to combine everything into a smooth mass.
  • Use your hands or a spoon to form balls of the same size and roll them in the remaining 3/4 cup of powdered sugar.
  • We turn each ball in the sugar several times so that it is really well coated.
  • If we store them in an airtight container, they will last up to 1 week.
13) Nut balls with coconut.

Chestnuts made of chestnuts

These cookies are extremely tasty and beautifully soft. Their taste is buttery, even though they contain no butter at all. The method of preparation is a bit unconventional, but it is definitely worth trying.


  • 250 g edible chestnuts
  • 4 tablespoons of acacia honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped pine nuts
  • Pinch of salt


  • Place the chestnuts in a bowl, cover with cold water and let them soak for 1 hour.
  • Then we cut them in the shape of a cross, transfer them to a bowl or saucepan with the water in which they were soaked and bring to a boil.
  • Cook for 15 minutes, then lower the heat and let it cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Then strain the chestnuts, pour them on a tea towel, wrap them and squeeze them thoroughly so that the shell bursts. Peel and cool under running cold water.
  • Pour the shelled chestnuts into the blender jar and grind them finely.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of acacia honey with cinnamon and a pinch of salt in a small saucepan.
  • Pour this syrup over the blended chestnuts and mix carefully.
  • Wet our fingers and take pieces of the substance from which we shape slightly flat chestnuts.
  • Dip each individual piece in the remaining 2 tablespoons of acacia honey and then roll in pine nuts.
  • Place on a tray or plate and cool in the fridge, where it will last for about 3 days.
  • Before eating, you need to let the chestnuts stand for 1 hour at room temperature and then serve.
Unbaked chestnut cookies.

Nut cookies with chocolate coating

Delicious sticks or squares full of walnuts are soft, perfectly crunchy with a crumbly filling and delicious topping. The preparation may seem complicated, but believe me, it is a piece of cake.


For the unbaked body:

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup halved walnuts
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil (must be at room temperature)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

For the filling:

  • 8 – 10 pieces of dates
  • 1 cup halved walnuts
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • Pinch of salt

For the frosting:

  • 1 package of dark chocolate
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter


  • Add coconut flour, walnuts, salt to the bowl of a food processor or blender and mix at medium speed.
  • Then add coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract. We mix so that everything comes together, turning off the mixer several times and peeling off the pieces of mass from the walls of the container.
  • We prepare a square form, line it with baking paper and transfer the finished mass into it, which we press into the entire bottom with our fingers.
  • We rinse the bowl from the robot and put all the ingredients for the filling into it.
  • We mix everything at medium speed until a smooth cream is formed, which we pour over the prepared base in the baking pan.
  • Spread it out and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Finally, melt the chocolate in a water bath and stir until it is nice and smooth.
  • Remove from the heat and add the peanut butter. Pour over the filling and smooth.
  • We put it in the fridge and let it rest overnight, preferably. If we don’t want to wait that long, we refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  • Then just divide into 16 equally sized pieces and serve.
  • We store it in the fridge and we can also store a part in the freezer.
Bars full of nuts, chocolate and dates.

Sweets from salka

Sometimes it only takes a moment and the unbaked delicacy appears in the world as if by waving a magic wand. If you love Salko, then this recipe is for you. You will lick your ears.


  • 1 can of condensed milk
  • 1/2 cube of fresh unsalted butter
  • 2 chocolates for cooking (we can also use milk or bitter)
  • 30 pieces of milk biscuits


  • Line the baking form for the bishop’s sandwich with baking paper and lightly grease it with butter.
  • Crush the cookies and pour them into a large bowl.
  • Put the chocolate, butter, condensed milk in a small saucepan and heat it slowly over low heat.
  • Let it melt, stirring constantly, so that everything comes together. Cook for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Pour the still warm mixture into the cookie bowl and mix thoroughly. This creates a continuous mass, which we transfer into the prepared form.
  • We press it thoroughly into the form and spread it over the entire bottom.
  • We put it in the fridge and let it harden for 7 hours.
  • Once this time has passed, take the mold out of the fridge, turn it upside down and peel off the baking paper.
  • Cut into small, equally sized pieces and serve. Store in the refrigerator.
No-bake chocolate cookie cake made from condensed milk.

Interesting facts at the end

Condensed milk is used for various types of unbaked sweets. Do you know how it is made? Take a look at the short video to get an idea.

Peanut Butter | How It's Made

You can come across so-called sandwich cookies in several recipes. These are very popular especially because of the delicious filling. In the following video, you will find out how these cookies are actually made.


Candy and chocolate go together like strawberries and whipped cream. It is used in creams, for toppings, for sprinkling, in short, for everything possible. Watch the video and you will find out how such a delicacy is actually made.

How It's Actually Made - Chocolate

Today’s time is very busy, so if you don’t want to waste time baking a roll that you will use to prepare unbaked cookies, you can simply buy it ready-made. How is made? You will find out in the attached video.

SHANGHAI KUIHONG automatic swiss roll production line video 1

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