When you’ve got a craving for cookies in the summer, but you don’t want to heat up the kitchen even more by turning on the oven, the answer is simple: don’t bake. Yep, it’s possible to make cookies in a flash without any need to go anywhere near a hot appliance. Plus, no-bake cookies often only require a handful of common ingredients, so they’re super easy to pull together, too. Find tasty vegan no-bake cookie recipe inspiration below. 

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Is it possible to make cookies without an oven?

Whether you’re looking for kid-friendly fun summer break activities, or you just fancy experimenting with different ways to whip up a quick sweet treat, you can’t go wrong with no-bake cookies. As the name suggests, these cookies come together without the need for an oven.

While you can make no-bake cookies on the stovetop, most recipes don’t call for any form of heat-related cooking method. Instead, no-bake cookies are usually made by mixing together ingredients without heat and then allowing the mixture to set at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

No-bake cookie recipes typically rely on binder ingredients, like peanut butter and maple syrup, for example, which help to stick all of the other ingredients together. Oats are another popular ingredient choice because they absorb moisture and help the cookies to firm up.

No-bake cookies are delicious but different from regular cookies. Many, especially those using oats and nut butters, have a soft and chewy texture.

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7 tasty no-bake vegan cookie recipes

Here are seven ways to make no-bake vegan cookies from scratch.

VegNews.NoBakeCookiesMareya Ibrahim

1 No-Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

These customizable peanut butter chocolate chip cookies from the Eat Like You Give A Fork: The Real Dish on Eating to Thrive cookbook are packed with flavor and super quick to make. If you feel like mixing up the recipe, they would also taste delicious with dried fruits or toasted nuts.
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VegNews.SamoasDanielle Keith

2 Vegan No-Bake Girl Scouts Samoas

Samoa cookies, also known as Caramel deLites, are a super popular variety of Girl Scout cookies. But if you’re craving a bite, you don’t need to wait for a Girl Scout to come along. Instead, whip up your own delicious batch by following this recipe from HealthyGirl Kitchen.
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Chocolate Oatmeal COokiesJo’s Kitchen Larder

3 No-Baked Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Fans of all things ultra-chocolatey will love this no-bake cookie recipe from Jo’s Kitchen Larder. Made with just eight ingredients, they will be ready to eat in just 30 minutes after you’ve popped them in the fridge to set. “You will be smitten with how delicious they are,” notes the blog.
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white chocolate macadamia no bake cookiesValise & Gourmandises

4 No-Bake Vegan White Chocolate and Macadamia Cookies

White chocolate and macadamia nuts are, without a doubt, an elite cookie combination. And they’re just as tasty in no-bake cookies as they are in baked ones. This recipe from Valise & Gourmandises incorporates chickpeas into the recipe, so they’re not just delicious, but also a good source of protein, too.
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breakfast no bake cookiesShuangy’s Kitchen Sink

5 No Bake Morning Glory Cookies

Why not eat cookies first thing in the morning? These breakfast no-bake cookies from Shuangy’s Kitchen Sink are made with peanut butter (which can be swapped for almond butter, if you prefer), oats, orange juice, nuts, raisins, cinnamon, and coconut, and make for the perfect morning treat, especially when washed down with a morning cup of coffee.
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no-bake raspberry cookiesSimply Quinoa

6 No-Bake Raspberry Quinoa Cookies

If you’re a fan of fruity flavors, these raspberry quinoa cookies are a must-try. They’re made with freeze-dried raspberries, which are incredibly versatile, but particularly good in cookie recipes. “All we do is blend up the freeze-dried raspberries in a food processor (or I’m sure you could do it in a blender too) until they turn into a fine powder,” explains Simply Quinoa. “Then just swap that powder in for the raw cacao powder and you’ve got no-bake raspberry quinoa cookies on your hands!”
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chocolate tahini no bake cookiesThe Conscientious Eater

7 Chocolate Tahini No Bake Cookies

Smooth tahini is another great option for binding together no-bake cookies, especially when it’s combined with melted chocolate, sea salt, chopped almonds, and oats. “[These are] definitely one of my favorite desserts currently and couldn’t be easier to whip up,” says recipe developer The Conscientious Eater.
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