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No-Bake-Chocolate-Cookies-Dough Kids love to cook. They enjoy the time with Grandma or Grandpa doing “big kid things.” Cooking with children is a great pastime during the holidays.

Here are three no-bake recipes for kids guaranteed to give you some quality time in the kitchen together and produce an edible treat.


Hay Stacks


1 cup peanut butter

1 cup butterscotch chips

1 cup salted nuts

4 cups chow mein noodles


Melt chips and peanut butter in the microwave. Stir in nuts and noodles. Drop by forkfuls onto waxed paper. Cool and enjoy.


Candy Bar Snack


4 cups oat cereal

1 cup golden raisins

6 oz salted peanuts

¼ cup butter

6 oz chocolate chips


Mix cereal, nuts and raisins. Melt butter in the microwave and pour over mixture. When mixed add the chocolate chips. Stir and serve in a bowl to be eaten by handfuls.


Honey Fruit Nuggets


¼ cup each: dried pitted prunes, dried pitted dates, dried apricots, dried figs.

1/3 cup wheat flake cereal, crushed

¼ cup honey

½ square unsweetened chocolate, melted

Non-stick cooking spray

Coconut or chopped nuts


Place dried fruit in hot water for five minutes. Drain. Place fruit in a blender with cereal mix and blend. Add honey and chocolate. Spray hands and form one inch balls. Roll in coconut or chopped nuts. Chill and enjoy.


For more no-bake, kid-friendly recipes see:

Kid Activities

Fun No Bake Recipes

No Bake Desserts