No-Bake Cookies on!

So excited to see two of my no-bake dessert recipes on Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies and Butterscotch Haystacks are super easy to make and you heard it right - you do not have to turn on the oven! No-bake desserts are perfect for the hot summer months. Keep that oven off and that house cool! For the full round-up, take a look at

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Oat-based cookies shake off their old-fashioned reputation with this recipe from Addie Gundry's new book, No-Bake Desserts. There's nary a raisin in sight—instead, these treats incorporate ingredients you don't normally see with oats but that work surprisingly well, such as espresso and coconut. You start by microwaving sugar, milk and butter; next, you pour the mixture over a bowl of oats, peanut butter, coconut, cocoa powder, espresso powder, vanilla and salt; then mix, spooning the dough into balls on a cookie sheet. Let them sit for an hour, until they're set, and enjoy.

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Butterscotch Haystacks

The Sweetest Use for Noodles

Dry chow mein noodles may seem like an unlikely cookie ingredient, but bear with us. The thin, lightly salted sticks have a satisfying crunch, and also take to melted chocolate—or melted anything, really—like a dream. In this recipe, Gundry combines them with butterscotch, peanut butter and white chocolate, and then stirs in some salted peanuts. She drops them in little "haystacks" on a baking sheet and lets them firm up for 20 minutes. The finished treats are sweet, salty and wonderfully crispy.

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