Bready or Not: No-Bake Cookie Bars

Posted by on Feb 8, 2023 in Blog, Bready or Not, chocolate, cookies, no-bake dessert, nutty | Comments Off on Bready or Not: No-Bake Cookie Bars

When you have no time to bake and you need sweets fast–or you don’t have an oven or can’t heat the house–no-bake treats are the way to go. These No-Bake Cookie Bars involve little fuss and are sweet and tasty.

Bready or Not: No-Bake Cookie Bars

Also, these are pretty cheap to make. I used a generic kind of vanilla wafers that were a dollar-something.

Bready or Not: No-Bake Cookie Bars

Since I live in Arizona, I had to store these in the fridge, but in most places, you’d probably be fine keeping them at room temperature.

Bready or Not: No-Bake Cookie Bars

Bready or Not: No-Bake Cookie Bars

These no-bake bars are super-fast to make and are ready to slice up after a few hours of chill time. Perfect for when you need a no-fuss dessert, fast!
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: chocolate, cookies, no bake, pecans, walnuts
Author: Beth Cato


  • 9×9 pan
  • nonstick spray
  • aluminum foil
  • waxed paper
  • heavy glass


  • 11 ounces vanilla wafer cookies generic is fine
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips semisweet or milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Line a 9×9 pan with foil and apply nonstick spray.
  • Use a food processor or a gallon bag, rolling pin, and muscle to crush all of the vanilla wafers.
  • In a big bowl, stir together the cookies crumbs, sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, nuts, vanilla, and salt. Completely mix and coat.
  • Dump the mixture into the prepared pan. Level it out, then use waxed paper and a heavy object such as a glass to evenly compress the crumbs. Chill in fridge for at least 2 hours.
  • Use the foil to lift the contents onto a cutting board. Slice up and store in a sealed container either at room temperature or in the fridge.