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 sightโ€”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 chocolateโ€”or melted anything, reallyโ€”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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