No bake Christmas treats are a fun way to gift holiday desserts without the stress. These easy Christmas cookies are perfect for kids of all ages to help with. Getting your kids cooking with you in the kitchen this season with these no-bake treats is simple. And with these no heat recioes, you won’t have to worry about little fingers burning on hot cookie sheets.
Christmas baking memories
I absolutely adore Christmas cookies. My favorite holiday memory is baking huge platters of cookies for friends, family, and people my parents worked with.
When I was in high school, I evolved into baking them for my own friends and favorite teachers. Considering we already were making a solid 1000 cookies before that, the number sometimes seemed outrageous.
But as someone who loves to spend time baking and whose love language is making those I love food, it was the best way I could express my gratitude.
There is nothing better in December than cranking up the Christmas music and getting covered from head to toe in flour and sugar.
Now that I have my own kids, I love getting them involved in the tradition. This means pulling up a chair and letting go of my sometimes controlling habits. Letting them stir, measure and have a blast.
The problem is, some of my favorite cookie recipes just aren’t super kid friendly. From wanting to pull them straight off a hot cookie sheet to having to make sure the “science” is just right, it can be a bit nerve-wracking.
Last year I shared my post with cookies and baking tasks your kids can easily do to get involved in your holiday baking. But, I neglected to note how no bake Christmas treats are probably your smartest option when you’re baking with littles.
Considering that Owen loves to get up in the kitchen at his tiny 2.5, I know I’ll be doing some no bake treats this year!
I’ve found some of the most fun and delicious no bake Christmas treats out there to share with you. I hope you love them as much as I do!
Tips for no bake Christmas treats
- Make sure everything is room temp. Often, these treats require something like butter or cream cheese softened. Give yourself extra time when it’s cold out to make sure everything gets nice and soft to make it simple.
- If you’re dipping in melted chocolate, use a double boiler! You can set it back on to keep warm as needed.
- Also, make sure you get everything ready ahead of time. That means line your cookie sheets with parchment, get whatever decorations you’re using for your treats out, and have a back up plan if you get super messy. Nothing is worse than scrambling when you’re dipping things in chocolate!
- Spread it out. Since they typically have a better shelf life and won’t go stale, you don’t have to do everything at once! Check individual recipes and see if you can even freeze some.
- Make a plan for transporting, especially if it’s something that may need refrigeration.
The Best No Bake Christmas Treats
These little bites of heaven take literally no time at all and only need 2 ingredients – bonus, your kids can totally mix and match the flavors to whatever you like! Decorate with green and red sprinkles to make it extra festive.
Where are my eggnog latte lovers at?! If you love a big, warm cup of coffee-eggnog-y goodness, you’ll love these super simple treats!
I cannot wait to try these out – they’re actually a good for you no bake option! Sneak a few in your kiddos lunchboxes before putting them on your cookie trays for a fun, festive, healthy treat.
This boozy no bake treat is extra special because, hello, rum! I cannot wait to try them out. But make sure you add them to the ‘adults only’ cookie platter!
Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts to make, thanks to having a hubs who prefers the savory side of sweet. These truffles use all of the traditional tiramisu ingredients but in bite sized portions.
These would be super fun to make with littles. They look so stinking cute! Be sure to spray your hands with cooking spray or rub with oil before shaping to avoid a giant mess.
Oh my goodness, these are the cutest. Leave the carrots in the fridge and give these adorable no bake Christmas treats to Santa’s reindeer this year!
I love how simple and cute these are! My boys would love mixing them up and decorating! I’d probably leave the shaping to me so that it wouldn’t take a million years.
These classic Oreo cookie balls are given a fun and festive twist by decorating them to look like little Santa bellies.
It’s healthy because there is a strawberry on top… right? Kids would love filling the cups and topping with strawberries to make a little Santa hat!
These are beyond cute and such a fun twist on normal chocolate covered Oreos. These no bake Christmas cookies might be too cute to eat!
One of my favorite no bake Christmas treats, these Christmas donuts use store bought donuts and decorations for a fun dessert kids can help make.
Okay so tell me – do you enjoy holiday baking? Would you like these no bake Christmas cookies? Let me know in the comments!