Chocolate Chip Pecan No-Bake Cookies

You only need 4 ingredients to make these irresistible Chocolate Chip Pecan No-Bake Cookies!

This time of year, I’m always on the lookout for some new cookie recipes to add to my holiday baking list. And with as many cookies as I make, simple recipes become even more appealing as usual. I’m happy to tell you that this recipe falls squarely into both the simple and delicious categories!

I happened upon an intriguing recipe when I was browsing through a recipe collection my mother gave me. The short list of ingredients and the no-bake aspect convinced me pretty quickly to get into the kitchen and see what happened.

Chocolate Chip Pecan No-Bake Cookies are quick, simple, and absolutely delicious! - Bake or Break

So, here are the details. These cookies are made with four ingredients. That’s right, four. It all starts with a box of vanilla wafers. The fact that I made cookies from cookies is not lost on me. But let’s just go with it.

I actually found two versions of these cookies among my mother’s recipes. They both involved raisins, but I have a strict no-raisins policy around here. So I opted to add some milk chocolate chips and chopped pecans to those vanilla wafer crumbs. To hold it all together, all you need is sweetened condensed milk. Then just roll it all up, refrigerate, wait a bit, and slice them up. It really couldn’t be simpler!

Chocolate Chip Pecan No-Bake Cookies couldn't be simpler to make or more delicious to eat! - Bake or Break

Of course, the big payoff is how wonderfully tasty they are. They’re sweet and crunchy and all kinds of delicious. I shared these with some of my usual taste testers, and they disappeared in an amazingly quick fashion.

These quick and easy cookies are a great addition to your holiday cookie (no)baking. You can get them made and chilling in just a matter of minutes. And the best part is how much everyone will rave about them!

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Chocolate Chip Pecan No-Bake Cookies

Yield: 36 cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Chocolate Chip Pecan No-Bake Cookies couldn’t be simpler to make or more delicious to eat!


  • 11 ounces vanilla wafers, finely ground*
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk


  1. Combine the vanilla wafer crumbs, chocolate chips, and nuts. Add the condensed milk and mix until thoroughly combined.
  2. Divide the dough in half. Place one of the halves on a sheet of waxed paper. Roll into a log 9 inches long and 2 inches in diameter. Wrap the log in waxed paper. Repeat with the other half of the dough. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
  3. Unwrap the chilled cookies. Cut into 1/2-inch slices.


*I used my food processor to make fine cookie crumbs.

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