No Bake Candy Cane Sugar Cookie Bites

no bake candy cane sugar cookie bites


My three year old son has been begging to cook a lot recently. I’m going to share a bunch of his meals soon… but we HAD to share this delicious, fun recipe for No Bake Candy Cane Sugar Cookie Bites asap! These no bake candy cane sugar cookies bites are so quick and easy to make, and kids can jump right in! We’re not using eggs, so they can safely help prepare the food and even eat some of the dough.

Outside of being a fun activity for kids, these sugar cookie bites are really delicious, easy to serve and eat at parties- and take almost no time to throw together.

I do recommend chilling them in the fridge for 30 minutes-overnight to set up and taste better- but if you’re in a rush, you could pop them in the freezer to get a quick chill. Just be sure to cover them with plastic wrap if you’re not eating within a few hours so they don’t dry out on the outside.



As for our cookie-making session, I let Finn do most of the work- I did roll the balls (toddler rolling skills aren’t always the most photogenic), but he then rolled them in extra crushed candy canes. And I let him to all the crushing- I just gave him a rolling pin and had him hit them in the little plastic bags they come in. Since he’s young, he can’t lift it too high and we talked about being very careful and more “smooshing” the candy canes.


No bake candy cane sugar cookie balls- these are so delicious and easy to make!


If you don’t have all the ingredients on hand, but DO have a batch of sugar cookie mix (gluten free mix works, too!!!), I added in a substitution in the recipe. How much easier can you get than that??

Roll those cookies in crushed candy canes for some more delicious, festive fun!

I added little Christmas bows from American Crafts that I found in the scrapbooking section at Target. I love how they look for a party- so adorable! Just stick onto the toothpick for a fun little presentation. I won’t lie- I even took them off after eating so I could re-use these cute bows because they are so cute!

Easy holiday cookies- no bake sugar cookie bites! These have candy canes crushed in!

No Bake Candy Cane Sugar Cookie Bites
Prep time
Total time
Serves: 24 cookie balls
  • 1 cup salted butter- softened to room temperature but not melted
  • 1½ cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (quality is key here- get the good stuff!!)
  • 2 cups flour
  • OR
  • 1 box sugar cookie mix instead of vanilla, sugar and flour
  • 8 mini candy canes/4 regular size candy canes, crushed
  1. Cream together butter and sugar.
  2. Stir in flour, vanilla and crushed peppermint candies.
  3. Mix to combine well.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cookie ball

Candy cane cookie dough bites- perfect last minute party treats!

Toothpick bows from American Crafts

23 thoughts on “No Bake Candy Cane Sugar Cookie Bites”

  1. I definitely am going to make these. I think that I would dip the bottom half in melted chocolate. Because I love mint and chocolate together.

  2. Oh my word these look heavenly. I’ve pinned them and will be picking up the ingredients I don’t already have the next time I go to the store. YUM!

  3. Dumb question: So once you mix the ingredients, you just roll out little balls of dough, and then roll them in the crushed candy canes?

    1. Not a dumb question- I should clarify my directions! Yes, you’ll roll the balls and you can then roll them in crushed candy canes. I like them with the extra sugar and crunch- but that part is optional!

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