Simple and Delicious No-Bake Desserts

Chill out come dessert time! These no-bake dessert recipes free up the oven for other baking or let you avoid the oven completely and keep the house cool in toasty summer months. These no-bake desserts, including ice cream floats and dessert dips, are a perfect ending to your meal.

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    Safe-to-Eat Monster Cookie Dough

    No-bake desserts don't come much easier than this no-oven-required cookie dough! Since this stir-and-serve treat is egg-free and calls for oat flour instead of white flour, you have the full permission from our Test Kitchen staff to eat it in ooey-gooey raw form.

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    Dessert Pizza with Banana Ice Cream

    You only need a food processor and a freezer to make this piece of dessert magic. Prepare the three-ingredient banana ice cream the night before you plan to assemble the fruit pizza so it can set up overnight. The next day, stir together the crust and ask the kids to help decorate with their favorite fruit and nut combos.

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    Viola Candy Bark

    You don’t even need a stove or a pan to make this pretty chocolate bark recipe. Chocolate melts like ice cream on a warm summer day when you pop it into the microwave and stir at 30-second intervals. Spread on a sheet pan, sprinkle with edible violas, and your dinner party dessert is done.

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    Copycat Musketeer Bars

    With chocolate cookies, malted milk powder, and fluffy marshmallow creme, these easy no-bake bars taste almost identical to the candy bar you remember devouring on Halloween night during childhood.

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    Sweet Cream Ice Cream

    Nothing beats a scoop of chilly ice cream on a warm summer day. Start with the classic sweet cream base, then try our variations with fudge swirls, wine-infused fruit, caramelized pineapple, and more.

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    Frozen Yogurt Bark

    Flex your dessert creativity muscles by tricking out this easily customizable Frozen Yogurt Bark with your favorite seasonal fruits, nuts, and chocolate candies.

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    No-Bake Peanut Butter-Oat Bites

    Whether you grab a bite to refuel after a workout or to wrap up a meal, you’ll find yourself craving another, thanks to the salty-sweet combination of peanut butter and honey.

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    Peanut Butter-Chocolate Cookie Dough Dip

    Soften up a handful of dates in boiling water (feel free to use the microwave!), then blend with white beans and peanut butter before stirring in oats and chocolate chips. Sure, this no-bake dessert sounds crazy, but it tastes crazy-good.

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    Coconut-Donut Shakes

    If you happen to have leftover cake or donuts (a rare problem at our office), blend them with ice cream, milk, and cream of coconut for a creamy, dreamy no-bake dessert.

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    Berry Trifle

    Fresh berries give this spectacular dessert the color and flavor it deserves. And the best part? It's ready in a flash—just put it in the fridge until serving time.

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    Ice Cream Tacos

    No need to buy this dessert from the supermarket freezer aisle. Build your own chocolate-rimmed Ice Cream Tacos to end your next Mexican fiesta on a sweet note.

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    Cute Watermelon Bombe

    The most difficult part about this watermelon sherbet dessert? Being patient enough to allow the layers to freeze before digging into a big slice! (Luckily, no one needs to know if you steal a spoonful from each pint as you build the sweet treat.)

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    Sparkling Rose Blueberry Floats

    Icy blueberry granita, creamy coconut gelato, and fresh fruit are topped off with a splash of sparkling rose (or club soda for a frozen mocktail). The bubbly helps cut a bit of the sweetness—and makes this dessert festive.

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    Fruity Waffle Bowls

    If you're looking for a lighter dessert, try these waffle bowls! They're sweet, fresh, and easy to prepare—just sprinkle your favorite fruits on a serving of creamy pudding!

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    White Chocolate and Blackberry S'mores

    Give your s'mores a decadent twist with blackberry jam and chocolate crackers. They're not only easy, but also perfect for indoor or outdoor serving. 

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    Neapolitan Pops

    Enjoy Neapolitan ice cream in convenient freezer pop form with this lovely layered dessert recipe. Mix real berries into the strawberry layer for a fresh touch.

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    Cream Cheese Mints

    Some homemade candies are easier than they look to DIY. These Cream Cheese Mints need just five ingredients for a batch that will serve a crowd.

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    Walnut Butter Fruit Bites

    Essentially just dried fruit, nuts, and whole grain cereal, these healthy bars are naturally sweet and totally acceptable to snack on with breakfast.

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    No-Bake Chocolate-Swirl Cheesecake

    Quick, easy, and delicious! It's worth every bite to indulge in this thick and creamy cheesecake.

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    Watermelon-Kiwi Pops

    Bring the coolest flavors of summer to your freezer, and chill out with these tart-sweet ice pops. 

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    Tiramisu Bites

    Bring the decadent dessert to your guests' fingertips with bite-size tiramisu desserts!

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    Chocolate, Coconut, and Almond Bars

    Satisfy your sweet tooth with a crunch! These delectable bars are chocolaty and hearty with just the right amount of chunky topping. 

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    Fresh Strawberry Fool

    Juicy strawberries take center stage in this light and creamy dessert. Fresh berries + easy prep = a win all around.

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    Chocolate-Malted Mousse

    Chocolate liqueur and malted milk balls combine in this easy, elegant dessert with a delightfully sweet crunch.

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    Whipped Key Lime Pie

    It's a classic you can't resist—and shouldn't. Whip up this sweet pie full of zing in only 25 minutes. 

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    Mason Jar Desserts That Leave Bowls Behind

    Leave the bowls in your cupboard--these yummy individual desserts are best served in a Mason jar. With trifles, pudding, and even pie, these picture-perfect Mason jar desserts are easy to make and take on the go.
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