We’ve gathered 10 no-bake cookie recipes to prevent you from sweating over your sweets during the summer. Because, let’s face it — dealing with the sun can be a struggle, and nobody needs to feel uncomfortable in their own kitchen.

As a bonus, several of these no-bake dessert recipes are actually fairly healthy, at least compared to the usual baked goods. Combine that with their utter ease and you have the ideal summer desserts to make for all your BBQs. (Alternative option: Make a batch of edible cookie dough designed to be eaten raw.)

An obvious way to beat the summer heat is by sandwiching a scoop of ice cream between two cookies — which is exactly what you’ll do with these chocolate and oatmeal delights. Just be sure to scarf them down before they melt!

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Get our no-bake oatmeal cookie recipe. (Be sure to use old-fashioned oats.)

Get the taste of your favorite candy bar in no-bake cookie form. These are not keto-approved, but they’re at least low in sugar and full of nutritious ingredients like almond butter, coconut oil, and antioxidant-rich dark chocolate.

You’ll need to think about this one in three layers. For the chocolate oatmeal layer, you’ll need:

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup, honey, or date syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 3/4 cup oatmeal (certified gluten-free, if necessary)
  • 24 almonds (if you want!)

For the chewy coconut layer, you’ll need:

  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup or date syrup
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut

For the dark chocolate coating, use 2 ounces of 85% dark chocolate that you’ve melted.

Get the no-bake Almond Joy cookie recipe.

You’ll never again complain about how boring cornflakes are with this peanut butter-heavy concoction. Choosy moms choose these.

You’ll need:

Get the peanut butter cornflake cookie recipe.

They’re no Thin Mints, but they’ll certainly do the trick during the Girl Scouts’ off-season. Plus, that mint green frosting looks heavenly.

For the cookies, you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 cups oats
  • 2 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut

And for the frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar (aka powdered sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • green food coloring

Finally, for the ganache:

  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Get the fudgy mint chocolate no-bake cookie recipe.

Who says you can’t enjoy the comforts of cocoa on a warm summer day? Go wild and marshmallowy with this cozy drink in summer cookie form.

You’ll need:

  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons hot cocoa mix
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows

Get the hot cocoa no-bake cookie recipe.

Honestly, anything that imitates a Girl Scout cookie is going to taste delicious (see the fudgy mint cookies above). These super easy six-ingredient Samoa cookies can take you all the way to cookie season without any baking skills.

You’ll need:

  • 1 packet Fudge Stripes shortbread cookies (you’ll be using 20–24 cookies)
  • 1 (11-ounce) packet caramel bits
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 cups toasted coconut
  • 2 squares chocolate CandiQuik

Get the no-bake Samoa cookie recipe.

7. Chow mein noodle cookies (aka haystack cookies)

Chinese food takes on a whole new swag in these crunchy chow mein noodle cookies (and no, they’re not savory). With only four ingredients, they’re as simple as they are delicious.

All you’ll need is:

  • 1 package butterscotch chips
  • 1 package chocolate chips
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 2–8 cups chow mein noodles

Get the chow mein noodle cookie recipe.

Wait, quinoa? In yer cookies? Yep. Raspberries, coconut, cashew butter, and maple syrup make them sweet-tart, supposedly just like a raspberry cheesecake (but a thousand times healthier and easier to make). Plus, they’re vegan.

You’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite nut/seed butter
  • 1/2 cup raspberry powder
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • coarse sea salt and additional coconut (if you want)

Get the no-bake raspberry quinoa cookie recipe.

We love a good thumbprint cookie, and these look delicious enough to grab by the handful. Raspberry is an obvious summer favorite, but feel free to substitute another jam of your liking. Who’s watching, the Raspberry Police?

Plus, there’s both paleo-friendly and gluten-free versions of the recipe. The gluten-free version needs:

  • 1 cup gluten-free oat flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour, sifted
  • 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup nut butter of choice
  • 1/4–1 cup dairy-free milk
  • homemade or store-bought strawberry/raspberry/mixed berry jam of choice

The paleo version replaces oat flour with a different proportion of coconut/almond flour. Get the healthy no-bake raspberry thumbprint cookie recipe.

We’ll take any excuse to add booze to our treats. These soft and gooey concoctions are a texture snob’s dream. Here’s what you’ll need to make them:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Irish cream liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 cups 1-minute oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup powdered coffee creamer
  • 1 (3.4-ounce) box dry instant vanilla pudding mix

Get the Irish cream no-bake cookie recipe.

Cookies don’t have to be hard to make — and these options don’t even require baking.

From fruity delights to takes on oatmeal cookies to recipes that turn noodles into frickin’ dessert, there’s never been a better opportunity to make cookies exist out of thin air.

If you’d rather get your bake on and earn that Paul Hollywood handshake, we break down the five best ways to make choc chip cookies here.