questionswhat's your favorite no-bake cookie recipe?

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There's Haystacks made with either fried chow mein noodles or potato sticks like PikNiks (my preference):
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Haystacks-II/
You can also used smacked up pretzel thin sticks too.

Then there is a strange peanut butter cookie/fudge recipe that can be made in ball or bar form: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Whitneys-Peanut-Butter-Cookie-Balls/Detail.aspx My elementary school used to make these in huge sheet pans. We loved 'em!

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My mom used to make some really awesome chocolate no-bakes. I'll have to remember to get the recipe from her. Until then I think these are close to one of the variations she made.

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@lazyzombie: Bravo, I was going to be very disappointed if this wasn't the top answer.

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Don't you still have to turn on the stove to make those?

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@mikecris: The stove, yes. The oven, no. They are not baked, but that doesn't mean they still don't have to be cooked.

From http://www.kidactivities.net

EASY FIVE-IN-ONE NO BAKE COOKIES!

These no-bake cookies are tasty and nutritious. The basic recipe makes several different yummy cookies. Add your favorite ingredients to make your own unique cookie. The orange juice concentrate gives the cookies an orange flavor.

BEGIN WITH THE FOLLOWING INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup honey or corn syrup, 1/4 cup orange juice, concentrate, 1 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk solids Mix thoroughly. Now choose one of the following 5 steps...

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#1 COOKIE: CRISPY BALLS 
4 cups crispy cereal Mix. Shape into small balls. Makes 4 dozen small balls.

#2 COOKIE: OR's 
2 c. rolled oats 
1 1/2 c. raisins 
Mix; shape into balls then flatten. Makes 3 dozen medium cookies.

#3 COOKIE: RAISIN CLUSTERS 
1/4 c. cocoa 
4 c. raisins... Mix; Cluster into small balls. Makes about 4 dozen small clusters.

#4 COOKIE: COCO BALLS 
1/4 cup cocoa 
2 c rolled oats 
1/4 cup chopped peanuts 
1 tsp. vanilla... Mix; shape into balls. 
Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookie balls.

#5 COOKIE: GRAHAMIES 
Add 1/4 cup raisins. Spread between graham crackers. Makes about 3 dozen. 


Source: Rachel Keller 
allhomemadecookies.com

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@bnbsouthworth: Oh I unerstand how they're made, but my comment was directed toward the poster's lament that it was too hot to turn on the oven. If it's too hot to tuen on the oven in my house, I'm not turning on the stove either. I'll make cookies on the BBQ :)

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It's too hot to turn on the oven? We're frugal here and all, but can't you turn the air up a little? Just for a couple of hours? Baked cookies are so much better. :)

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#1 From the Girl Scouts, (but now with the price hike...I'll be thinking twice about that) I buy extra & keep them frozen. Just finished some frozen Thin Mints...mmmm!

#2. Toll House Cookie Dough, Chocolate Chip, Refrigered Section, Squares.

#3. Bakery dept at the store, my CC cookies from there are so warm even with the A/C on, they melt like they're right out of the oven!

when all else fails, go to grandma's...if applicaple