This time of year, it seems like everyone is baking for the holidays. If you’re looking for some delicious treats but you’re not big on baking, get ready to fall in love with these no-bake chocolate peanut butter haystacks from Simply Stacie.
No oven is required, you only need four ingredients and the haystacks only take about 15 minutes to put together. The blogger notes that she’s been making these treats since she was a teenager and you can mix and match the flavors for your ideal combination. For example, you can use butterscotch chips in place of chocolate chips.
Because they’re so easy to make and don’t even require any actual baking, haystacks can be a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen. The kids will feel proud of their accomplishment, and they get to share the results with friends or family.
Check out this recipe for chocolate haystacks from Kraft. The treats look like chocolate critters, and colored candies can be used for eyes. So cute!
Many recipes for haystacks start with chocolate, but whether you use dark, semi-sweet, white or another variety is up to you. This recipe from To Simply Inspire can be made with your choice of chocolate as well as your choice of nuts, like almonds, pecans or cashews.
If you’re looking for even more delicious no-bake desserts, there are a ton out there. Pumpkin pie is a staple on Thanksgiving, but did you know that you can make one without using an oven? And no, we’re not talking about buying it from the bakery. Check out this recipe from Kraft for a no-bake pumpkin pie made from cheesecake mix. Genius!
Cannoli cheesecake sounds like a divine dessert that would require hours of work in the kitchen, but this recipe for a no-bake version from Cooking on the Front Burners will take just 15 minutes of your time to make.
Less time in the kitchen means more time spent with loved ones at the holidays!