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White Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

White Choco­late No-Bake Cook­ies are the solu­tion to need­ing Christ­mas cook­ies when you’re out of time and out of ener­gy. They’re quick, easy and delicious!

White chocolate No Bake Cookies on a White Plate that has red letters spelling "Cookies for Santa"
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This recipe was cre­at­ed in a moment, just like that, when I found out about 9:30 in the evening that some­one in our fam­i­ly had signed up to bring cook­ies to work with them, when they left at 5:30 am, the next morning. 

I did­n’t have the ener­gy to run to the store or to bake. A rum­mage through the pantry net­ted me the cra­zi­est con­coc­tion of ingre­di­ents you’ll ever love! And so, a star was born. lol 

They’re easy. The kids can even get in on mak­ing them, with­out too much trou­ble and they come togeth­er in minutes. 

Plus, peo­ple LOVE them. There are peo­ple at my hus­band’s work who actu­al­ly wait with antic­i­pa­tion for these cook­ies to be com­ing with him for the Christ­mas Eve party.

Deli­cious lit­tle prob­lem-solvers — that’s what they are. Enjoy!

White chocolate No Bake Cookies on a White Plate that has red letters spelling "Cookies for Santa"

The Ingredients

  • White Almond Choco­late Bark
  • Pop­corn, already popped
  • Dry Chow Mein Noodles
  • Dry Roast­ed Peanuts
  • Mini Marsh­mal­lows
  • option­al, assort­ed Christ­mas Sprinkles

Almond Bark vs White Chocolate

package of white almond bark
Are White Almond Bark and White Choco­late the same thing?

No. White Almond Bark is made with veg­etable fats, sug­ar, milk solids and fla­vor­ings. As a mat­ter of fact, almond bark can also be choco­late fla­vored and brown.

Almond Bark has a choco­late-like con­sis­ten­cy and is often used like white choco­late, as a can­dy coat­ing for nuts, cook­ies, pret­zels and oth­er treats. It’s a sort of faux white choco­late as it con­tains no cocoa but­ter.

Almond Bark is much less expen­sive than white choco­late. Which is why it was on hand in my pantry for a quick recipe throw together.

Ghirardelli White Chocolate Bar still in the wrapper
What is White Choco­late?

White Choco­late is an actu­al con­fec­tionery (can­dy) made with cocoa but­ter, sug­ar and milk solids. Cocoa but­ter is the fat extract­ed from cocoa beans.

So even though, white choco­late con­tains no cacao, it still con­tains ele­ments of actu­al cocoa beans. If the label does­n’t have cocoa but­ter as an ingre­di­ent, it’s not real white choco­late.

The qual­i­ty of white choco­late is in direct pro­por­tion to the amount of cocoa but­ter it con­tains. The more cocoa but­ter, the eas­i­er white choco­late is to tem­per. And the smoother the can­dy or treats that can be cre­at­ed with it.

candy melts in a zip-top bag

A Substitute for White Almond Bark

If you can’t find almond bark and are look­ing for a good sub­sti­tute, I would rec­om­mend any inex­pen­sive brand of white can­dy melts. 

They are all designed for melt­ing and dip­ping and are much more affordable.

Real white choco­late would be an expen­sive sub­sti­tute in this recipe for White Choco­late No Bake Cook­ies. Save it for more extrav­a­gant desserts like this gor­geous Christ­mas Cheese­cake made by my friend, Lyu­ba, over at Will Cook for Smiles. 

Almond Bark or Can­dy Melts are per­fect for this White Choco­late No Bake Cook­ies recipe.

White chocolate No Bake Cookies on a White Plate that has red letters spelling "Cookies for Santa"

How to Make White Chocolate No Bake Cookies

There’s real­ly not much to this recipe, since it was a quick and easy hap­py acci­dent. The steps are simple.

  1. Melt almond bark in large microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Add remain­ing ingre­di­ents to melt­ed almond bark and stir to coat.
  3. Drop by spoon­fuls onto waxed paper or sil­i­cone mat.
  4. Dec­o­rate your White Choco­late No Bake Cook­ies with Christ­mas sprin­kles, while the choco­late is still wet, if desired.
  5. Allow to cool and set up.
  6. Store in an air­tight container.

melted white almond bark in a blue stoneware bowl being stirred with a whisk

Storing White Chocolate No Bake Cookies

You can store these on the counter in an air-tight con­tain­er for a week. Keep them out of direct sun­light to pre­vent the white choco­late from get­ting to soft.

They can be stored in the fridge for the same amount of time. Be sure the con­tain­er is air­tight to keep con­den­sa­tion off the white chocolate.

Can I Freeze White Choco­late No Bake Cook­ies?

Yes. Once they are cooled and hard­ened, White Choco­late No Bake Cook­ies can also be frozen. Put them in a sealed zip-top bag with all the excess air removed. I like to slip that bag into a sec­ond one and seal that up as well. No chance of mois­ture or con­den­sa­tion get­ting into a dou­ble bag!

White chocolate No Bake Cookies on a White Plate that has red letters spelling "Cookies for Santa"

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white chocolate no-bake cookies

White Chocolate No Bake Cookies


  • Author: Glen­da Embree
  • Total Time: 5 min­utes
  • Yield: 2-3 dozen 1x

Description

Quick and tasty Christ­mas Cook­ies that are dif­fer­ent from any oth­er cook­ie you’re ever had.  They’re a hap­py acci­dent that we make every year, now.  You’re gonna love them!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 (24 oz) pkg white almond bark
  • 3 cups popped popcorn
  • 3 1/2 cups dry chow mein noodles
  • 2 1/2 cups dry roast­ed peanuts
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • option­al: Christ­mas sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Melt almond bark in large microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Add remain­ing ingre­di­ents to melt­ed almond bark and stir to coat.
  3. Drop by spoon­fuls onto waxed paper or sil­i­cone mat.
  4. Dec­o­rate with Christ­mas sprin­kles, while the choco­late is still wet, if desired.
  5. Allow to cool and set up.
  6. Store in an air­tight container.
  • Prep Time: 5 min­utes
  • Cook Time: 0 min
  • Cat­e­go­ry: Desserts, Cook­ies
  • Method: Microwave or Stove Top
  • Cui­sine: Amer­i­can

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