No Bake Peppermint Bark Cookies

Need a quick cookie recipe for the holidays that the whole family and Santa will adore? Mix up these super simple No Bake Peppermint Bark Cookies today! White chocolate and marshmallows melt together to form the base of this gluten-free cookie. When the mixture is melted, stir in crushed candy cane pieces and rolled oats. Scoop the no bake cookies onto a lined baking sheet and chill before consuming. Enjoy with a mug of cocoa this Christmas!

Love no bake cookies? Be sure to check out my Scotcheroo Peanut Butter Cookies and my Speculoos Cookies, too!

no bake peppermint bark cookies on a striped tray

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It’s DAY TWO of 2016’s Sweetest Season Cookie Exchange Week. I’m floored by all the gorgeous cookies that have been made in celebration?

Truly, I wish we all lived in the same place or could send cookies via the Internet because holy cow, I want to eat them ALL.

no bake peppermint bark cookies with a red mug in the background

As I was working on this post’s images, my favorite Christmas spotify playlist started playing a piano rendition of Amy Grant’s “Grown Up Christmas List.”

I don’t know about your childhood Christmases, but mine could have been accompanied by Amy Grant’s Christmas albums. They were our favorite, and in my book, they’re classics.

But when I was writing this post, that song hit me on a new level.

no bake peppermint bark cookies on a striped tray

It’s been a hard few months for so many people, and as I was listening to the piano play a song I know by heart, the words sprung into my head.

So here’s my lifelong wish, my grown-up Christmas list. Not for myself, but for a world in need: No more lives torn apart, that wars would never start and time would heal all hearts. Everyone would have a friend, and right would always win, and love would never end.

Preach, Amy.

That’s my grown-up Christmas list, too.

(I might’ve shed a few tears as I listened because oh my word, I wish this so much, especially after this year we’ve had.)

no bake peppermint bark cookies on a striped tray

I’ve been trying to find joy in the little things during this last month, and I hope you’re doing the same. Even though there’s so much sadness in our world, there are good things, and those good things should be celebrated.

One of those good things, which, admittedly, is little are these No Bake Peppermint Bark Cookies.

Not only are they no-bake cookies, but they’re gluten free. And if you’re a lover of peppermint bark, you’ll go crazy over these little gems.

no bake peppermint bark cookies close up on a striped tray

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no bake peppermint bark cookies on a tray with candy canes

Now, let’s focus on the good and make some super easy cookies today!

Trust me: You and your family will love ‘em assuming you’re all into white chocolate, marshmallows and candy canes.

Here’s how you can make them:

no bake peppermint bark cookies on a striped tray
Yield: 30 cookies

No Bake Peppermint Bark Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chilling Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Need a quick cookie recipe for the holidays that the whole family and Santa will adore? Mix up these super simple No Bake Peppermint Bark Cookies today! White chocolate and marshmallows melt together to form the base of this gluten free cookie. When the mixture is melted, stir in crushed candy cane pieces and rolled oats. Scoop the no bake cookies onto a lined baking sheet and chill before consuming. Enjoy with a mug of cocoa this Christmas!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons milk, (whole or skim OK)
  • 4.4 oz. white chocolate bar, broken into pieces
  • ½ cup mini marshmallows
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup candy cane pieces, plus additional for decorating

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, warm the milk, white chocolate and marshmallows together, stirring constantly.
  3. As the mixture heats, the chocolate and marshmallows will melt. Keep an eye on this, as you don’t want it to burn, and keep stirring.
  4. When the chocolate and marshmallows have melted, remove the saucepan from the heat.
  5. Stir in the candy cane pieces and the rolled oats.
  6. Moving quickly, scoop the cookies onto the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Sprinkle the cookies with additional candy cane pieces.
  8. Transfer to the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes, or until the cookies are set, then enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

30 cookies

Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 61Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g

Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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21 Comments

  1. These cookies are so clever! I’m a mega fan of peppermint bark and love the idea of throwing oats into the mix. Bravo, m’dear!

  2. These cookies are so clever! I’m a mega fan of peppermint bark and love the idea of throwing oats into the mix. Bravo, m’dear!

  3. Nothin’ better than No-Bake when the days get crazy but we still want treats!! Thank you for sharing the lyrics to Amy’s song…one of my favorites, too!

    1. Totally agree with you, Annie! No-bake cookies are a lifesaver when you want a sweet but don’t want to have to heat the oven. 😉

      You’re welcome for sharing them. I love that song so much, and it makes me happy that it’s one of your favorites, too.

  4. I LOVE that these are no bakes! The oven space is crucial this time of year. Great idea!

  5. Girl, you are bringing it this week with your holiday baking! I do love me some peppermint bark and Amy Grant holiday music! Happy Holidays!

    1. Thanks so much, Rachelle! I was trying to bring it, so I’m glad you think I did. 😉

      Peppermint bark and Amy Grant are two staples of the holidays. Here’s to baking and good music and holiday cheer all around!

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