DIY No-Bake Mum Cookies

DIY No-Bake Mum Cookies

Mmmm…. mums! You’ll fall in love with these colorful, bite-sized mum cookies. Not just because they’re beautiful, but because they’re no-bake and super easy to make. The hardest part is stopping yourself from snacking on the sunflower seeds as you assemble them.

DIY No-Bake Mum Cookies

Is it just me, or are there like a BILLION Halloween recipes out right now? Don’t get me wrong, I love Halloween too. But how many times between now and October 31 are you going to be able to serve spider cookies and Frankenstein cupcakes? Yeah, I thought so.

DIY No-Bake Mum Cookies

In fact, my daughter’s school now has a Fall Celebration instead of a Halloween party. So I’m thinking these fall mum cookies will make some little mouths very happy. And while I’m at it, I’ll probably take a plate of them to work. Now that I think about it, a bright bouquet of them on the table at Thanksgiving would be pretty sweet too.

DIY No-Bake Mum Cookies

What You Need

  • White frosting (homemade or store-bought)
  • Food coloring (colors that match your chocolate-covered sunflowers)
  • Regular and mini-sized Nilla Wafer cookies
  • M&M candies (assorted fall colors)
  • Chocolate-covered sunflower seeds (assorted fall colors)

I found my chocolate-covered sunflower seeds at a local bulk candy store, but I’ve also seen them at Whole Foods and online.

DIY No-Bake Mum Cookies

Step 1
Put equal amounts of white frosting into cups or bowls and tint with food coloring to match the colors of your chocolate-covered sunflowers.

DIY No-Bake Mum Cookies

Step 2
Frost regular and mini-sized Nilla Wafer cookies with the tinted frostings.

DIY No-Bake Mum Cookies

Step 3
Decorate with M&M candies and chocolate-covered sunflower seeds. Start by placing an M&M in the middle and fan the seeds outward to look like the petals of a cushion mum. The smaller cookies do not need an M&M in the center.

DIY No-Bake Mum Cookies

Step 4
Mix and match whatever colors you like to make an assortment of of colorful, edible mums.

DIY No-Bake Mum Cookies

Happy fall y’all. Enjoy every last, delicious, colorful bite!

  • http://www.bellenza.com/wedding-ideas/ Bellenza

    Such a neat idea…and such a pretty result!

  • http://thisislemonade.wordpress.com/ this is lemonade

    Wow these are stunning! They would definitely make a great party centrepiece!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

    We love Sandra’s recipes! She’s extremely inventive!!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

    I completely agree!

  • Melissa Kojima

    It looks like a lot of yummy fun to make these. So simple. Yes, wonderful idead to bring them to a party or co-workers!

  • tara

    These are amazing! I would totally eat all those sunflower seeds.

  • Sandra Denneler

    Thanks so much, everyone! These are also a great cookie to assemble with kiddos. (Keeps ’em busy, anyway.) Plus, their little fingers are even better at grabbing those tiny sunflower seeds. That is, if you can stop them from nibbling all the ingredients.

  • Lexy

    I’ve never tasted chocolate covered sunflower seeds…..do kids and grown-ups like them?

    I think this is one fabulous recipe though….something a non-baker can put her heart into.

  • Sandra Denneler

    Thanks! I think most people like chocolate covered sunflower seeds, once they try them. They’re just not very common I guess. My kids had never tasted them, but now they think they’re pretty awesome.