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50 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 even turning on your oven. Although these recipes can certainly be enjoyed any time 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.

It's that time of the year when your neighbors are hosting backyard barbecues and summer parties. If you're in charge of bringing a dessert to the cookout, you should definitely consider whipping up an extra-sized batch of these recipes. They're complete crowd-pleasers and will be polished off in record time. Whether you prefer easy chocolate recipes, fruit dessert recipes, or a different kind of confection, this list has an option for every type of sweet tooth: from no-bake cheesecakes and sandwich cookies to truffles, sweet bars, and pudding pops. You're sure to find something you want to make.

Because there's no baking required to make these recipes, the majority of these dishes are super 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 cheesecake berry topping
Brian Woodcock
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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.

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Raspberry and Pistachio Semifreddo

This sweet semi-frozen custardy dessert makes the most of fresh berries and works just as well with blackberries or blueberries.

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SHOP LOAF PANS

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Cracker Jack and Pretzel Treats

These easy ooey-gooey bars are a serious upgrade from Rice Krispie treats.

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SHOP BAKING PANS

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Chamomile-Mascarpone Tart With Fresh Strawberries

The smart addition of chamomile turns a traditional tart into a surprisingly complex dessert. Use a no-bake pie crust, and you'll never have to turn on the oven.

Get the recipe.

SHOP NO-BAKE PIE CRUSTS

Hot Fudge Golden Grahams Parfait
Brian Woodcock
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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.

SHOP MILK SHAKE GLASSES

lemon creme sandwich cookies recipe
Brian Woodcock
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Lemon Creme Sandwich Cookies

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

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SHOP HAND MIXERS

pickled gingery plums recipe
Brian Woodcock
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Pickled Gingery Plums

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

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SHOP CANNING JARS

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Vanilla Yogurt and Berry Trifle

This smartly impressive dessert keeps things light with Greek yogurt (although whipped cream works very well) and fresh berries. You can assemble it ahead of time, and keep it chilled until you're ready to serve.

Get the recipe.

SHOP TRIFLE BOWLS

no bake desserts truffles
Lemon and Zest
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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.

SHOP ELECTRIC MIXERS

no bake desserts lemon pie
Yummiest Food
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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

no bake desserts fruity pebbles
Chelsea's Messy Apron
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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.

SHOP BAKING DISHES

no bake desserts raspberry cheesecake
If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen
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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.

no bake desserts key lime pies
Inside BruCrew Life
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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.

SHOP SAUCEPANS

no bake desserts espresso cheesecake
Baker by Nature
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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.

SHOP SPRINGFORM PANS

no bake desserts reeses bars
Crazy for Crust
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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.

no bake desserts smores
Sally's Baking Addiction
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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.

SHOP BAKING PANS

no bake desserts buckeyes
The Recipe Critic
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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.

SHOP BAKING SHEETS

no bake desserts chocolate lasagna
Dinner at the Zoo
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Chocolate Lasagna

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

Get the recipe at Dinner at the Zoo.

SHOP BAKING DISHES

no bake desserts oatmeal
Sugar Apron
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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.

SHOP BAKING DISHES

no bake desserts caramel popsicles
Inside BruCrew Life
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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.

SHOP POPSICLE MOLDS

no bake desserts apple pie
Recipe Runner
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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.

no bake desserts pina colada
Wine and Glue
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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.

SHOP FOOD PROCESSORS

no bake desserts scotcheroos
Tastes Better From Scratch
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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.

no bake desserts strawberry chocolate
Home Is Where the Boat Is
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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

no bake desserts cookie dough
Homemade Hooplah
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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.

no-bake strawberry cheesecake bites
Courtesy of Typically Simple
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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.

SHOP PIPING BAG SETS

chocolate lasagna
Courtesy of Amanda's Cookin'
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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'.

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

All the s'mores, please.

Get the recipe at My Baking Addiction.

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

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

Get the recipe at Unsophisticook.

no-bake banana split cake
Courtesy of The Kitchen is My Playground
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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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