Easy No-Bake Polar Bear Cookies For Kids

Easy No-Bake Polar Bear Cookies

No-bake? No way! Create a plate full of perfect little polar bears with this easy, no-bake, white chocolate cookie recipe.

Easy No-Bake Polar Bear Cookies

If you’ve ever made the classic no-bake cookie (with chocolate, peanut butter and oats), then you know they taste delicious and everyone loves them. But those globs of gooey goodness aren’t very pretty, are they? With the help of some small martini glasses, you can make them take shape and create all kinds of creative treats. I turned these into polar bears for a festive winter idea. But the possibilities are endless for these cone-shaped cookies – foxes, raccoons, koalas, brown bears, pandas, mice, moose, lions, rabbits, deer, tigers. Somebody stop me.

Easy No-Bake Polar Bear Cookies Easy No-Bake Polar Bear Cookies

These polar bears would be a hit at any cookie exchange, holiday party or winter-themed event. By the way… did you know that the scientific term for a group of polar bears is also called a “celebration?” How appropriate!

What You Need

Easy No-Bake Polar Bear Cookies

This recipe will make approximately 12 cookies.

  • 12 2-ounce plastic martini glasses (I got these at Party City.)
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla (I used clear vanilla to keep my cookies whiter)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 35 White candy melt wafers
  • 12 plain black M&M candies
  • 24 black candy decorator balls


Step 1

Easy No-Bake Polar Bear Cookies

Lightly coat the insides of your plastic martini glasses with non-stick cooking spray.

Step 2

Easy No-Bake Polar Bear Cookies

Put butter, milk and granulated sugar in a large sauce pan. Stir and heat on high, allowing the mixture to boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and add the oatmeal, white chocolate peanut butter and vanilla. Mix ingredients well.

Step 3

Easy No-Bake Polar Bear Cookies

Drop the mixture by spoonfuls into the martini glasses while hot. Once all the glasses are full, press the mixture into the glass shape and flip them upside down on your countertop. This will help give the cookies a flat bottom and uniform cone shape.

Step 4

Easy No-Bake Polar Bear Cookies

When the cookies are cool, remove the martini glasses by gently loosening the sides.

Step 5

Easy No-Bake Polar Bear Cookies

Dip the cookie cones in powdered sugar.

Step 6

Easy No-Bake Polar Bear Cookies Easy No-Bake Polar Bear Cookies Easy No-Bake Polar Bear Cookies

Melt about 10 of the white candy wafers in a microwave-safe piping bag or bowl. Use the melted wafers to attach the ears, eyes and noses. You may need to use a toothpick to remove some of the powdered sugar in those areas so that the candy melt can stick to the cookie better.

Step 7

Easy No-Bake Polar Bear Cookies Easy No-Bake Polar Bear Cookies

Display your “celebration” of polar bears for all to enjoy!

  • Diane

    These are terrific! Where in the world do you buy white chocolate peanut butter? Thanks.

  • Sandra Denneler

    Thanks. I thought the white chocolate peanut butter would be hard to find too, but I got it at my local Dillons/Kroger grocery store. I’ve seen in at Whole Foods too.

  • Beth @ Hungry Happenings

    Such a clever use of martini glasses. These cookies are adorable.

  • Gina

    positively adorable!!!

  • Jamie Morton

    These cookies are perfect! I will make them for Christmas :) Thanks for the recipe. Great idea.
    Carpet cleaning Fulham

  • Sue {munchkin munchies}

    Sheesh, how do you come up with this stuff, over and over and over, Sandra?!? This is a cute, clever celebration of bears! :)

  • Sandra Denneler

    Thank you. Glad you like them!

  • Sandra Denneler

    Thanks Beth. Those martini glasses have come in handy so many times. Ironically, never for drinking.

  • Sandra Denneler

    Thanks so much!

  • Sandra Denneler

    Thanks. Hope they make your Christmas merry.

  • Sandra Denneler

    Thanks Sue. I can’t decorate cookies nearly as beautiful as you, so I’m forced to get “creative” with my assembly techniques.

  • Michelle McInerney

    Using the martini glass (for something other than my favorite French Martini that is :) is inspired. Love it xx

  • Melissa Q

    So much fun! And, you’d have to find something to do with the leftover martini glasses, right? wink*

  • Melissa Q

    Ha! Exactly!

  • Amy Johnson

    Right? How clever!

  • http://www.smashedpeasandcarrots.com Maggie::SmashedPeasandCarrots

    These are adorable!!! And they look so easy to make..which means they have just been added to my Christmas baking list!!! Thanks!

  • Jess Abbott

    these are just adorable! I will need to make them with my wine glasses as a substitute! Love it!

  • Caroline Farley

    SO CUTE!!! Does regular peanut butter taste as good in these adorable cookies as the white chocolate peanut butter does?

  • Sandra Denneler

    Absolutely. I chose to use the white chocolate peanut butter, because I still wanted some chocolate flavor (like the traditional no-bake cookies that use cocoa), but also because I wanted these to be white, not brown.

  • Sherry Coons

    adorable, my kids would love these