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No Bake Grinch Cookies

These no bake Grinch cookies are the perfect dessert to serve throughout this holiday season. This no-bake recipe is exactly what a busy cook wants to see during the rush of the holidays. If you love Grinch Recipes you have to try them all!

Society really love the hectic pace of the holiday season! We all try to keep a marathon runner’s pace from Halloween through to New Year’s Eve.

These few months every year can go by in a blur, but in order to focus on all the great memories, you don’t need complicated recipes bogging you down.

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No Bake Grinch Cookies are the perfect Christmas dessert for so many reasons. This recipe is so easy, even the younger kids can pitch in and help make them.

Because you are not cooking with a hot oven or stovetop, this is a safe recipe for most age groups to help with. I know my kids were always looking for an easy recipe they could be a part of.

Because they are an easy and inexpensive holiday recipe idea, these cookies are the perfect gift for family, friends, teachers, and neighbors.

top down look at the finished no bake grinch cookies

Are No Bake Grinch Cookies an Easy Recipe?

Yes! Absolutely! All you need are a handful of ingredients and just a few easy-to-follow steps and you are ready for munching. Who needs to spend forever in the kitchen when you can melt, dip, set, and eat?!

If you are looking for an easy Christmas dessert recipe, you cannot go wrong with this one. You won’t see any Grinch in your kitchen when they see these adorable holiday cookies.

What is a No-Bake Cookie?

A no-bake cookie is a homemade cookie that you don’t need an oven to create. For instance, a no-bake cookie dough is simply mixed together and then chilled for about an hour. From there, you just roll your cookies, press, and serve!

another view of the finished no bake grinch cookies

Can These Christmas Grinch Cookies Be Frozen?

For sure your no-bake grinch cookies can be frozen! All you need to do is add the cookies to an airtight container. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

finished batch of no bake grinch cookies ready to eat

How Can I Change Up My No-Bake Grinch Cookies?

If you want to vary the recipe for your no-bake cookies recipe, you can easily change the cookies you use. We suggest a pre-packaged shortbread cookie for a buttery flavor.

If you want to add some crunch to this easy no-bake cookie, instead of adding one single candy heart decoration, dip the end of the cookie into a bowl of sprinkles.

square look at the finished grinch cookies.

What Do I Need to Make My No-Bake Grinch Cookies?

All you need for this recipe are a handful of simple ingredients including non-stick cooking spray, candy melts, vanilla cream-filled cookies, and a few red candy heart decorations.

ingredients needed to make the cookies

Kitchen essentials for tasty recipes like these cookies:

When you head into the kitchen to make some of these great recipes you’ll want to have the best tools on hand.

I like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats. These are great for all kinds of baking and not just cookies! My husband loves them for making biscuits, pizzas, and more!

Of course mixing bowls, a mixerspatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

finished batch of the cookies ready to share or eat

How to Make Your Grinch Cookies:

All you need to do to make your no-bake dessert recipe is melt the chocolate, dip the cookies, add a sprinkle and allow to sit or chill until firm. That’s all there is to it! Let’s take a look with these step by step instructions. As always you can find the printable one sheet recipe card at the bottom of the post!!

Spray a microwave-safe bowl or with non-stick cooking spray. Add in the candy melts.

Program microwave to cook for 30 seconds. Remove the bowl from the microwave, and stir. Spray with a bit more cooking spray, stir and place back into the microwave for 30 more seconds. Keep repeating until the candy melts have fully melted.

cookies dunked in the melted candy melts

Dip one-quarter of the cookie into the melted candy.

candy hearts added to the cookies to cool

Place on a baking rack or a piece of wax paper. Add a candy heart.

Let the cookies sit until the candy has set.

finished cookie ready to eat

If You’re Looking for More Grinch Inspired Treats, Check These Out:

There are so many great Grinch recipes here to try. If you need a fun way to incorporate some holiday fun into your meal plans these recipes are the perfect option. Kids love the Grinch and secretly, so do adults. He’s the perfect inspiration for some unique holiday treats!

Be sure to let us know in the comments what desserts you are planning to make this holiday season. Tell us all about those Grinch-themed goodies you are going to whip up!

a tray of the finished cookies

Printable No Bake Grinch Cookies Recipe:

Yield: 28 Cookies

No Bake Grinch Cookies

featured image showing the finished no bake grinch cookie held up to the camera

No Bake Grinch Cookies are the perfect Christmas dessert. This recipe is so easy, even the younger kids can pitch in and help make them.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes


  • 1 package vanilla wafer cookies
  • 1-pound green candy melts
  • Non-Stick cooking Spray
  • Heart Sprinkles
  • Wax Paper


    1. Spray a microwave-safe bowl or cup with cooking spray and pour in the candy melts.
    2. Microwave for 30 seconds. Remove from microwave, and stir. Spray with a little more cooking spray and place back into the microwave for 30 seconds. Keep repeating until the candy has fully melted.
    3. Dip 3/4 of the wafer cookie into the melted candy.
    4. Place on a piece of wax paper & quickly add a heart sprinkle.
    5. Let the cookies sit until the candy has set.

    Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 65Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 0g

    I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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    1. I love the simplicity and charm of these cookies. I’m sure they are delicious too. This post will be a feature this week. #HomeMattersParty

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