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5 easy, no-bake cookie recipes

Whip up rich chocolate cookies and delicious dessert bites without turning on the oven.
/ Source: TODAY

When baking feels like too much of a bother, just grab a bowl, some everyday pantry staples and make these easy cookie recipes that don't require an oven.

Whether you need to make a last-minute dessert or you're looking for a simple and satisfying after-school snack, keeping one of these recipes handy is always a good idea.

Here are five no-bake cookie recipes that'll come to the rescue, whatever the occasion.

In a hurry? These balls usually take about 30 minutes to firm up, but feel free to pop them in the freezer to expedite the process. This rich dessert easily rivals any store-bought chocolate peanut butter cups out there. Try using crushed pretzels instead of graham crackers for a twist.

No-Bake Nutella Oat Cookies

These no-bake cookies made with Nutella and oats will satisfy any craving for the beloved chocolate-hazelnut spread. The best part? These cookies can be ready in just 20 minutes. Love coconut? Feel free to add in a cup of shredded coconut when stirring in the Nutella for an extra chewy treat.

Sweet strawberry, nutty oats and chocolate come together in these simply yet satisfying cookie balls. All you need for this no-cook recipe are a few simple pantry staples and a food processor.

This versatile recipe for chocolate lovers works well with raisins, mini marshmallows or any kind of dried fruit or nuts.

These perfect little snacking bites are chewy, sweet (but not too sweet), studded with mini chocolate chips and enrobed in a layer of smooth chocolate. They're also vegan, gluten free, grain free and free of refined sugars.