46 No-Bake Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Without Touching the Oven

It doesn't get better than these easy sweets.

no bake cheesecake
Brian Woodcock

You don't have to be an expert baker to whip up homemade sweets. And thanks to these no-bake desserts, you can enjoy an after-dinner treat without turning on your oven. Although these recipes can certainly be enjoyed anytime of the year, they're especially ideal for the warmer months. After all, when it's hot outside, the last thing you want to do is bring the heat indoors too. Speaking of the nice weather, it's that time of the year when your neighbors are hosting backyard barbecues. If you're in charge of bringing a dessert to the cookout, you should definitely consider whipping up one—or a few—of these recipes. They're complete crowd-pleasers and will be polished off in record time. Whether you prefer chocolate desserts, fruit flavored treats, or a different kind of confection, this list has an option for every type of sweet tooth. Because there's no baking required to make these recipes, the majority of these dishes are ridiculously easy to prepare and come together in nearly no time at all. Another great thing about these treats is that the kids can definitely help make them, because you won't have to worry about them being near a hot oven. Of course, they'll also enjoy chowing down on these desserts when they're ready.

no bake desserts truffles
Lemon and Zest
Golden Oreo Truffles

Kids will have a blast dipping and dunking these bites, but they'll love decorating with rainbow sprinkles the most.

Get the recipe at Lemon and Zest.

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no bake desserts lemon pie
Yummiest Food
Lemon Cream Pie

Not only is this pie luscious, but it's also stunning. It could even be a centerpiece on your spring tablescape.

Get the recipe at Yummiest Food.

SHOP PIE PLATES

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no bake desserts fruity pebbles
Chelsea's Messy Apron
Fruity Pebble Rice Krispies Treats

Upgrade your classic Rice Krispies Treats recipe by switching out the typical rice cereal for Fruity Pebbles. They're an unexpected—and fun—swap.

Get the recipe at Chelsea's Messy Apron.

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no bake desserts raspberry cheesecake
If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen
Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

A buttery graham cracker crust, smooth cheesecake filling, and sweet raspberry swirl means every bite of these bars is bursting with different flavors and textures. As soon as you finish your first bar, you'll be reaching for another—and another!

Get the recipe at If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen.

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no bake desserts key lime pies
Inside BruCrew Life
Mini Key Lime Pies

You can customize the crust with these fruit-filled bites. Although this blogger chose a graham cracker base, she notes that using Oreos would also be delicious.

Get the recipe at Inside BruCrew Life.

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no bake desserts espresso cheesecake
Baker by Nature
Espresso Chocolate Cheesecake

Although this chocolate cheesecake lasts up to four days in the fridge, there's no way it'll stick around that long. As this blogger notes, "It’s hard to stop at one slice."

Get the recipe at Baker by Nature.

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no bake desserts reeses bars
Crazy for Crust
Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars

Calling all nut lovers: These bars are for you. Made with peanut butter, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and Reese’s Pieces, this recipe is loaded with peanut buttery goodness.

Get the recipe at Crazy for Crust.

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no bake desserts smores
Sally's Baking Addiction
S’mores Cake

There's no campfire required to make this s'mores dessert. This rendition is so good, it might just become your new favorite version.

Get the recipe at Sally's Baking Addiction.

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no bake desserts buckeyes
The Recipe Critic
Buckeye Peanut Butter Balls

It really doesn't get much simpler than these classic bites. They require just five ingredients and come together in 20 minutes.

Get the recipe at The Recipe Critic.

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no bake desserts chocolate lasagna
Dinner at the Zoo
Chocolate Lasagna

Need to feed a crowd? This irresistible layered treat yields 16 servings.

Get the recipe at Dinner at the Zoo.

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lemon creme sandwich cookies recipe
Brian Woodcock
Lemon Creme Sandwich Cookies

Turn store-bought cookies into a flavor-packed dessert with fast made-from-scratch lemon frosting.

Get the recipe.

SHOP HAND MIXERS

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pickled gingery plums recipe
Brian Woodcock
Pickled Gingery Plums

There's nothing more refreshing on a hot summer's day than chilled fruit served over a scoop of ice cream.

Get the recipe.

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no bake desserts oatmeal
Sugar Apron
No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

If it has oatmeal in its name, that means its fine for breakfast, right?! It will be hard to say no to these chocolatey peanut butter-filled bars.

Get the recipe at Sugar Apron.

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no bake desserts caramel popsicles
Inside BruCrew Life
Caramel Frappuccino Pudding Pops

Cool down during the warm months with a homemade pudding popsicle. It tastes better than the Starbucks drink, if you ask us!

Get the recipe at Inside BruCrew Life.

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no bake desserts apple pie
Recipe Runner
No-Bake Apple Pie Bites

Small on size but big on flavor, these miniature apple pies are great to serve at gatherings.

Get the recipe at Recipe Runner.

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no bake desserts pina colada
Wine and Glue
Piña Colada Lush

There's no rum involved, but this piña colada cake is just as delicious as the island-inspired drink. The crust—made out of golden Oreos—might be the best part.

Get the recipe at Wine and Glue.

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no bake desserts scotcheroos
Tastes Better From Scratch
Scotcheroos

If you've never had a "scotcheroo," it's time to add it to your recipe roundup, ASAP. The beloved Midwest treat is full of butterscotch, peanut butter, and chocolate.

Get the recipe at Tastes Better From Scratch.

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no bake desserts strawberry chocolate
Home Is Where the Boat Is
No-Bake Chocolate Strawberry Ganache Tart

The secret to this no-bake crust? Crushed Oreo cookies.

Get the recipe at Home Is Where the Boat Is.

SHOP PIE PANS

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no bake desserts cookie dough
Homemade Hooplah
Cookie Dough Dip

Be careful when you serve this eggless dip because it won't last long. Serve it with Nilla wafers or pretzels, or just enjoy it on its own.

Get the recipe at Homemade Hooplah.

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Hot Fudge Golden Grahams Parfait
Brian Woodcock
Hot Fudge Golden Grahams Parfait

Kids will love to make their own ice cream sundaes. It's an easy and classic treat to cool down on a hot summer day.

Get the recipe.

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no bake cheesecake berry topping
Brian Woodcock
No-Bake Cheesecake with Berry Toppings

Customize this beautiful cheesecake with your favorite fruit. Not only is it bursting with flavor, but it also takes just 30 minutes to prep.

Get the recipe.

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no-bake strawberry cheesecake bites
Courtesy of Typically Simple
No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

If you're looking for a healthier version of a classic cheesecake recipe, these decadently filled strawberries are your go-to treat.

Get the recipe at Typically Simple.

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chocolate lasagna
Courtesy of Amanda's Cookin'
Chocolate Lasagna

Once this dessert lasagna is done chilling, top it off with mini chocolate chips for that extra crunch.

Get the recipe at Amanda's Cookin'.

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no bake s'mores cheesecake
Courtesy of My Baking Addiction
No-Bake S'mores Cheesecake

All the s'mores, please.

Get the recipe at My Baking Addiction.

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no-bake ice cream cake
Courtesy of Unsophisticook
No-Bake Ice Cream Cake

Chocolate lovers, rejoice! This cake will keep you cool all summer long.

Get the recipe at Unsophisticook.

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no-bake banana split cake
Courtesy of The Kitchen is My Playground
No-Bake Banana Split Cake

Graham cracker crumbs, pineapple, and pecans combine for a super-sweet dessert.

Get the recipe at The Kitchen is My Playground.

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no-bake cookie dough bars
Courtesy of A Mom's Take
No-Bake Cookie Dough Bars

These cookie dough bars are as pretty as they are tasty.

Get the recipe at A Mom's Take.

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healthy no-bake unicorn cookies
Courtesy of The Big Man's World
Healthy No-Bake Unicorn Cookies

If your kiddos or friends have food allergies, these vegan and gluten-free cookies are a great dessert alternative.

Get the recipe at The Big Man's World.

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no-bake salted caramel coconut macaroons
Courtesy of Life, Love and Sugar
No-Bake Salted Caramel Coconut Macaroons

Get your sweet and salty fix with these macaroon bites—you won't be able to stop at just one!

Get the recipe at Life, Love and Sugar.

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Courtesy of Shaken Together
Key Lime Pie Dip

Turn your key lime pie obsession into a dip with this no-bake dessert.

Get the recipe at Shaken Together.

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