Top 50+ No-Bake Desserts

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    The perfect way to get your dessert fix in without turning on your oven. This list of 50+ easy no-bake desserts are ones you’ll reach for again and again.

    I love a good no-bake dessert recipe. I’ve created and collected so many over the years and it was pretty challenging to narrow it down to my favorites. Whether it’s fruit desserts, cakes, pies, candy and more, you’ll find tons of delicious desserts that are simple to put together and fun for the whole family to enjoy.

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    This list of 50+ easy no-bake desserts is filled with cookies, pies, cakes and candy. There’s even an entire section of kid-friendly desserts that your little ones will love helping create.

    Because there is no oven involved, these no-bake desserts are great for kids to help make, as you don’t have to worry about burns. Plus, many of these are simple enough for a child to do on his or her own—with a little supervision from mom or dad of course.

    A few of my absolute favorites are my strawberry icebox cake, easy banana pudding, and the best rice krispy treats ever. These are all go-to’s that have been raved about again and again.

    Be sure to check out the entire list and let me know which one you’re going to try first!

    No-bake cake

    Cake is the best part of any meal in my opinion! However, there are some days where it seems absolutely exhausting to mix the batter, let it bake, wait for it to cool and then enjoy it.

    These no-bake cake recipes are as close as you can get to instant gratification. Here’s how to have your no-bake cake (hah) and eat it, too. :)

    NO BAKE Strawberry Icebox Cake
    Strawberry Icebox Cake
    A quick and easy no-bake strawberry icebox cake that's layered with graham crackers, whipped cream cheese filling and sliced strawberries. Simple, sweet and perfectly refreshing!
    Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
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    no bake cheesecake
    No-Bake Cheesecake
    This no-bake cheesecake recipe is perfect for beginners! Only 5 ingredients and absolutely no baking. It's everything a cheesecake should be...silky, smooth, light, creamy and decadent!
    Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
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    ice cream cake
    Ice Cream Cake
    A refreshing and delicious summer ice cream cake that's perfect for birthdays, graduations and more. Made with only 5 ingredients and so simple to whip up!
    Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
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    Reese's No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake
    Peanut Butter Cheesecake Recipe
    A smooth and silky cheesecake studded with chopped Reese's cups and topped with a rich chocolate ganache. This no-bake Reese's cheesecake is what dreams are made of! 
    Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
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    piece of oreo ice cream cake on a white plate
    Oreo Ice Cream Cake Recipe
    This Oreo ice cream cake is absolutely delicious and so easy to make! The layers of hot fudge, cool whip and crushed Oreo's make the perfect combination of chocolaty goodness.
    Total Time: 30 minutes
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    Easy Strawberry Shortcake Trifle + 50 Delicious Berry Recipes... refreshingly sweet treats that you can enjoy all summer long!
    Strawberry Shortcake Trifle Recipe
    Strawberry shortcake trifle that's made with a delicious blend of buttery pound cake, sweet whipped cream and juicy strawberries. The perfect no-bake summer dessert to make for a crowd!
    Total Time: 10 minutes
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    No-bake cookie recipes

    Is there anything better than biting into a freshly-baked warm cookie? YES! I have to make a case for no-bake cookie recipes—they are refreshing, decadent, and frankly delicious.

    There is something for everyone on this list of cookies – from the classic chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies to breakfast cookies and everything in between.

    chocolate no bake cookies stacked
    No-Bake Cookie Recipe
    Only 7 ingredients and 15 minutes to make! Perfectly soft and chewy with a delicious chocolate peanut butter taste. 
    Total Time: 15 minutes
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    stack of cornflake cookies on a white plate
    Cornflake Cookies
    These no-bake cornflake cookies are made with 4 simple ingredients in just 30 minutes! Crunchy, chewy and full of peanut butter flavor.
    Total Time: 30 minutes
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    No bake oatmeal cookies
    Peanut Butter No Bake Cookie Recipe
    Chewy and full of creamy peanut butter flavor. Made with simple ingredients and are ready in minutes. The perfect treat to whip up in a pinch!
    Total Time: 40 minutes
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    edible cookie dough in a glass bowl
    Easy Edible Cookie Dough Recipe
    Satisfy your cravings with a spoonful of this easy edible cookie dough! Safely made with no eggs and instructions for heat treated flour. Add your favorite mix-in's and dig in! 
    Total Time: 55 minutes
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    These No Bake Breakfast Cookies are easy to make, healthy, packed with protein and simply delicious. They can be whipped up in less than 5min and stored for up to two weeks.
    Breakfast Cookies
    These no-bake breakfast cookies are easy to make, healthy, packed with protein and simply delicious. They can be whipped up in less than 5 minutes and stored for up to two weeks.
    Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
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    cookie dough truffle with a bite taken out
    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
    These chocolate chip cookie dough truffles are the perfect no-bake sweet treat that takes just 10 minutes to whip up! They will cure your sweet tooth in a matter of seconds!
    Total Time: 40 minutes
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    Ice cream

    This might be the ultimate no-bake dessert. Ice cream is the perfect treat to cool off with on a hot summer day. It’s super refreshing, delicious and easier to make from scratch than you might think. Choose from easy no churn recipes, or others that use an ice cream maker. Your pick!

    sliced banana split dessert cake
    Banana Split Dessert Recipe
    A delicious banana split dessert layered with a graham cracker crust, cream cheese filling, fresh bananas, strawberries and topped with a homemade whipped cream. This easy no-bake dessert is perfect to cool off with this summer!
    Total Time: 30 minutes
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    strawberry ice cream in cone
    Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe
    Homemade strawberry ice cream made with just 5 simple ingredients. An easy eggless recipe that's made with a non-cook cream base. It's rich, creamy and tastes super fresh and delicious! 
    Total Time: 50 minutes
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    Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
    A delicious and easy homemade vanilla ice cream recipe that's made with NO eggs and a non-cook cream base! Only 5 ingredients needed to reach a perfectly smooth and creamy consistency with the best vanilla flavor. 
    Total Time: 30 minutes
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    bowl of chocolate oreo ice cream
    Chocolate Ice Cream
    Rich, creamy, ultra chocolatey and takes only 4 ingredients to make. The perfect dessert to cool off with this summer! 
    Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
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    No Churn Ice Cream with Berries + 50 Delicious Berry Recipes... refreshingly sweet treats that you can enjoy all summer long!
    No Churn Ice Cream Recipe
    This recipe makes the creamiest ice cream and is made with only 3 ingredients. You won't believe how easy it is to make!
    Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
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    banana split
    Banana Split
    One of my family's favorite weekend desserts that's so fun and easy to make! Enjoy this dessert by setting up your own ice cream sundae bar with lots of delicious toppings. 
    Total Time: 5 minutes
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    bowl of homemade ice cream with chopped Reese's and hot fudge
    Reese's Ice Cream
    Creamy vanilla ice cream topped with chopped Reese's peanut butter cups and hot fudge sauce. This rich and decadent Reese's ice cream is easy, quick and dangerously delicious!  
    Total Time: 30 minutes
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    EASY Homemade Popsicles
    EASY homemade popsicles made with just 3 simple ingredients and 10 minutes of prep. The creamy layers of fresh fruit and yogurt make this frozen dessert the perfect healthy and refreshing treat to cool off with this summer. 
    Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
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    Fruity favorites

    Adding a fruity flare makes these delicious no-bake desserts THAT much more refreshing. Whether it’s bananas, lemon, strawberries or pineapple, any of these fruit-filled favorites are bound to be a hit.

    close up of banana cream pie
    Easy Banana Cream Pie
    This recipe has all the delicious flavors of good old-fashioned banana cream pie but is literally done in minutes. Takes only 5 ingredients and is an easy no bake pie that tastes amazing! 
    Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
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    cherry cheesecake dip in glass pie dish
    Cherry Cheesecake Dip Recipe
    Easy no-bake cherry cheesecake dip that takes just 5 minutes to whip up! This dessert has a super creamy cheesecake filling and is bursting with cherry flavor. 
    Total Time: 5 minutes
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    Lemon Coconut Cream Dessert Lasagna... a delicious and easy dessert!
    Lemon Coconut Cream Dessert Lasagna
    A delicious lemon lasagna dessert filled with layers of crushed golden Oreo's, cream cheese whipped topping, lemon pudding, cool whip and toasted coconut. Crunchy, creamy and light all at the same time!
    Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
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    chocolate strawberry dessert kabobs on a white serving plate
    Chocolate Strawberry Dessert Kabobs
    Chocolate strawberry dessert kabobs filled with strawberries, marshmallows, brownies and chocolate. So easy and perfect for entertaining! 
    Total Time: 10 minutes
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    banana pudding recipe
    Banana Pudding Recipe
    The BEST banana pudding filled with layers of pudding, whipped cream, bananas and vanilla wafers. An easy, no-bake dessert that's perfect for a last minute party or get together. 
    Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
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    lemon muddy buddies in a yellow bowl
    Lemon Muddy Buddies
    These lemon muddy buddies are a fun twist on the original muddy buddies recipe that adds a touch of sweetness! Perfect summer snack or dessert that will wow the crowd at any occasion!
    Total Time: 10 minutes
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    chocolate covered strawberries recipe
    Chocolate Covered Strawberries
    The perfect dessert for Valentine's Day! These chocolate covered strawberries are super easy to make and taste absolutely delicious.
    Total Time: 30 minutes
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    lemon curd in jar
    Lemon Curd
    Lemon curd is a rich, sweet and tangy cream that adds a burst of flavor and texture to all of your favorite baked goods. This is a simple 4 ingredient recipe that every lemon lover NEEDS to have! 
    Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
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    caramel apples
    Caramel Apples
    Learn how to make caramel apples with these easy tips and tricks. These decorated treats taste amazing and are a must-make this fall!
    Total Time: 20 minutes
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    pineapple fluff served in a fresh pineapple boat
    Pineapple Fluff
    No-bake pineapple fluff dessert made with only 5 simple ingredients. A quick and easy pineapple salad that's great for any occasion. So creamy, tropical and perfect for summer!
    Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
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    slice of strawberry lasagna
    Strawberry Lasagna
    This strawberry lasagna is a deliciously layered dessert where cheesecake meets strawberry jello in one perfect bite. With layers of an Oreo crust, fresh strawberries, and whipped topping, this refreshing and light dessert is always a hit!
    Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes
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    All things chocolate

    If there’s one thing I can’t get enough of…it’s CHOCOLATE! I love all things chocolate…especially if there’s no baking required! These rich and luscious treats are an easy way to curb your chocolate cravings without heating up the oven.

    chocolate lasagna
    Chocolate Lasagna Recipe
    This no-bake chocolate lasagna has layers of crushed Oreos, cream, chocolate pudding and chocolate chips! Does it get any better than that?!
    Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes
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    Oreo Peanut Butter Pie
    This pie is a decadent combination of sweet creamy peanut butter filling with a crunchy cookie base. It's an easy no-bake dessert has flavor and texture in every bite!
    Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
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    No bake peanut butter bars
    Homemade Reese's Bars Recipe
    These no bake peanut butter bars are out of this world! They only take 10 minutes to make and taste like a homemade reese's bar! You'll love how easy they are to make.
    Total Time: 30 minutes
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    snicker apple salad in white bowl with spoon
    Snicker Salad Recipe
    This easy snicker salad only takes 5 ingredients and 15 minutes to make. It's so delicious and is the perfect combination of creamy, sweet and salty. 
    Total Time: 15 minutes
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    stack of homemade snickers
    Homemade Snickers
    Delicious homemade snickers bars filled with layers of chocolate, nougat and caramel. This easy no-bake treat will become one of your absolute favorites! 
    Total Time: 3 hours
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    Disneyland's Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich recipe that you can make at home with only 5 ingredients! These are dangerously easy and delicious!
    Disneyland's Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich
    You probably have had one of these on your last trip to Disneyland! These are so good and taste just as good!
    Total Time: 20 minutes
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    Muddy Buddies
    Crunchy Chex cereal coated in peanut butter, chocolate and powdered sugar. These muddy buddies (aka puppy chow) are an easy no-bake treat made with 6 ingredients in just 15 minutes!
    Total Time: 15 minutes
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    oreo truffles
    Oreo Balls
    These OREO balls are made with just 3 simple ingredients and are such an easy dessert recipe to make. Drizzle with chocolate or top with your favorite colored sprinkles for the perfect decorative treat!
    Total Time: 35 minutes
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    chocolate peanut butter ball with a bite taken
    Peanut Butter Balls
    Creamy peanut butter balls covered in a sweet chocolate coating with a dash of sea salt. This delicious treat is always the first gone at a party! 
    Total Time: 35 minutes
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    No-bake desserts for kids

    This may be my favorite part of the list! No-bake desserts for kids are absolutely the most fun to make. With some help, my kids can make most of these desserts, which makes for such a sweet bonding time. I love spending time with my kids in the kitchen and we all love enjoying these sweet treats after.

    trail mix muddy buddies
    Trail Mix Muddy Buddy Recipe
    These trail mix muddy buddies are the best sweet and salty snack that's sure to become a family favorite. Enjoy during road trips, movie night or as an after school snack...they are perfect for any occasion!
    Total Time: 15 minutes
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    stacked rice krispie treats
    Rice Krispie Treats Recipe
    Easy no-fail rice krispie treats that requires only 3 simple ingredients! Gooey, soft and incredibly delicious. This no-bake dessert is perfect to have in your back pocket!
    Total Time: 55 minutes
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    fruity pebble treats
    Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispie Treats
    A fantastic combination between rice krispie treats, cake batter and fruity pebbles cereal. These perfect no-bake fruity pebbles treats are destined to be your new favorite dessert!
    Total Time: 55 minutes
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    microwave caramel corn recipe
    Microwave Caramel Corn Recipe
    Easy and delicious microwave caramel corn that can be made in less than 10 minutes! Perfect for when you need a last minute treat.
    Total Time: 10 minutes
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    Turtle chex mix
    Turtle Chex Party Mix
    This no-bake game day snack is ready in less than 15 minutes and has the best sweet and salty flavor. It's loaded with Chex cereal, pretzels and almonds, then topped with a delicious chocolate-caramel drizzle. Take one bite and you will be hooked!
    Total Time: 14 minutes
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    Cookies and Cream Popcorn Recipe
    A delicious and easy no-bake dessert or snack that can be made in 10 minutes or less with only 3 ingredients! You won't be able to put it down!
    Total Time: 10 minutes
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    Caramel Popcorn Balls
    These caramel popcorn balls are made in the microwave in just 15 minutes! Covered in sweet, gooey caramel and perfectly chewy and crunchy.
    Total Time: 15 minutes
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    peanut butter cheerio bar with chocolate drizzled on top
    Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars Recipe
    These easy no-bake peanut butter cheerio bars make the perfect snack or dessert. Only 4 ingredients and done in less than 10 minutes!
    Total Time: 10 minutes
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    brown butter rice krispie treats on white plate
    Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats
    The easiest no-bake brown butter rice krispie treats take a nostalgic classic and turn it up a few notches with one simple change. Our favorite irresistible sweet, salty, buttery, caramelized treats have had a makeover and we are here for it! 
    Total Time: 55 minutes
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    No-bake candy

    Last, but certainly not least, is no-bake candy. These sweet treats are among my favorite ones to make for bake sales, parties, or events. It’s an unexpected, but delicious indulgence and people will be so impressed that you made your very own homemade candy. Of course, you don’t have to let it slip just how easy it is if you don’t want. :)

    stack of peanut butter fudge
    Peanut Butter Fudge
    This peanut butter fudge is super smooth, creamy and one of the easiest fudge recipes ever! 
    Total Time: 5 minutes
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    chocolate truffles
    Chocolate Truffles
    Easy chocolate truffles made with only 3 simple ingredients! They are smooth, creamy, rich and seriously divine. The perfect festive and decadent treat to make for your Valentine!
    Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
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    chocolate caramel fudge with a bite taken out
    Microwave Fudge
    Creamy homemade fudge made in the microwave with only 3 ingredients! Top with a gooey salted caramel or mix in your favorite chopped nuts. You won't believe how easy and delicious this chocolate fudge recipe is! 
    Total Time: 13 minutes
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    cut caramels
    Microwave caramel recipe
    Homemade Microwave Caramels... made in 6 minutes with only 5 ingredients! These will be the easiest candy you will make this holidays!
    Total Time: 21 minutes
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    Divinity Candy
    Soft and chewy divinity candy made with just 4 simple ingredients! The sweet flavor and pillowy texture tastes just like the version grandma used to make. 
    Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
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    chocolate peanut butter buckeye with a bite taken
    Buckeye Candy
    Creamy peanut butter buckeye balls dipped in chocolate. This easy no-bake candy is a peanut butter lover's dream come true!
    Total Time: 35 minutes
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    chocolate caramel pecan turtles with sea salt
    Turtle Recipe
    These easy 4-ingredient chocolate turtles will become your new favorite treat. The crisp pecans, chewy caramel and creamy chocolate with sea salt on top is pure heaven!
    Total Time: 20 minutes
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    stacked white chocolate fudge
    White Chocolate Fudge
    This easy white chocolate fudge is sweet, salty and melt in your mouth delicious. It's smooth and silky texture paired with the bold rich flavor is everything you want in a dessert! 
    Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
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    I hope you’ve enjoyed this list of no-bake desserts! Which one will you make first?

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