17 Healthy No-Bake Desserts When You Crave a Sweet With Less Fuss

Creamy Chocolate Pudding
Photo: Karla Conrad

These healthy no-bake desserts fit perfectly into your lifestyle without heating up your home. Needing just a little time on the stovetop or in the fridge, these no-bake, low-calorie dessert ideas—including frozen treats and layered bars—prove you don't have to skip dessert to eat healthy; just skip the oven!

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Classic Fudge Pops

Classic Fudge Pops
Karla Conrad

Cool down with homemade frozen pops for a healthier version of the refreshing summer treat. Try dipping your sweet freezes in tasty toppers, such as melted chocolate, finely chopped nuts, or crushed freeze-dried fruits.

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Rich and Creamy Chocolate Pudding

Rich and Creamy Chocolate Pudding

This creamy dessert gets its rich flavor from espresso. Topped with banana slices and crystalized ginger, this decadent pudding comes together in 30 minutes before chilling.

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No-Bake Peanut Apple Balls

No-Bake Peanut-Apple Balls
Blaine Moats

Stir and chill these delicious dairy-free dessert balls, made with dried apples and chunky peanut butter. The whole wheat flakes mean these healthy no-bake dessert bites are totally fair game at breakfast, too!

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Banana Ice Cream

Banana Ice Cream
Blaine Moats

All you need for this easy healthy dessert is three ingredients and 10 minutes. Combine frozen bananas, coconut milk, and vanilla in a food processor for a no-dairy, no-added-sugar, no-bake dessert that will leave you saying yes to more.

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Paleo Cashew Truffles

Paleo Cashew Truffles
Andy Lyons

Paleo is often described as the "caveman diet," and these Paleo no-bake dessert truffles are treats everyone will enjoy—regardless of any diet. Unsweetened chocolate and unsweetened coconut milk get a sweet boost from pure maple syrup to make them light on added sugar and calories.

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Chocolate Trail Mix

Valentine's Day Chocolate Trail Mix
Andy Lyons

Trail mix may be a pantry staple, but this sweet no-bake dessert version offers all the indulgence without the calories. Salty pretzels and sweet chocolate clusters mingle with dried cherries, cranberries, and freeze-dried raspberries in the easy dessert recipe.

Buy It: Good & Gather Freeze-Dried Raspberries ($4, Target)

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Kiwi Strawberry Rooibos Ice Pops

Kiwi-Strawberry Rooibos Ice Pops
Jason Donnelly

These no-bake dairy-free desserts are low in sugar and high in flavor thanks to thick slices of fresh fruit and freshly brewed vanilla rooibos tea. Freeze the pops for a simple, guilt-free summer treat!

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Banana Pudding with Shaved Dark Chocolate

Banana Pudding with Shaved Dark Chocolate
Karla Conrad

High-quality dark chocolate brings out the banana flavor of this healthy no-bake dessert. Your guests will never guess the secret ingredient that gives this pudding its rich texture and protein boost … tofu!

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Walnut Butter Fruit Bites

Walnut Butter Fruit Bites
Blaine Moats

Homemade walnut butter is the trick to making these tasty no-bake dessert bites. Whole grain wheat cereal flakes are held together by sweet dates and dried apricots to make this fiber-rich, dairy-free dessert.

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Tiramisu Bites

Tiramisu Bites
Blaine Moats

Add a bit of Italian flair to your no-bake dessert repertoire with these bite-size tiramisu treats. Two of these no-bake delights are just 189 calories.

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Pineapple, Mint, and Coconut Water Pops

Pineapple, Mint, and Coconut Water Pops
Jason Donnelly

A simple swap of coconut water instead of plain water gives these easy healthy desserts a hydrating boost of potassium. These dairy-free treats are loaded with chunks of pineapple and chopped fresh mint and are only 43 calories per pop!

Buy It: Vita Coco Coconut Water ($5, Target)

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Chocolate-Date Truffles with Walnuts

Chocolate-Date Truffles with Walnuts
Jason Donnelly

These no-bake dessert truffles use cocoa powder to add chocolaty flavor without the work of melting chocolate. Even better is the fact that you get two of these sweet confections for just 105 calories!

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Almond-Tangerine Panna Cotta

Almond-Tangerine Panna Cotta
Jason Donnelly

Turn to this silky-smooth, no-bake dessert for an elegant, chilled Italian-inspired dessert that's perfect for beating the summer heat. The trick to keeping this recipe low-cal? Greek yogurt and fresh fruit!

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Dark Chocolate Banana Nut Pops

Dark Chocolate Banana Nut Pops
Karla Conrad

Cool down with these frozen no-bake desserts for a healthier version of a fudgy summer treat. Creamy almond butter holds two thick slices of banana together before taking a plunge in antioxidant-rich dark chocolate.

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Key Lime Cheesecake Bars

Key Lime Cheesecake Bars
Andy Lyons

These chilled low-fat cheesecake bars are full of bright, citrusy flavor—a perfect guilt-free, no-bake dessert to cool you down. Each bar has fewer than 150 calories per serving and is built on a crunchy graham cracker crust.

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Mint Greek Frozen Yogurt

Mint Greek Frozen Yogurt
Jason Donnelly

We love this frozen no-bake dessert that's high in protein and low in sugar—perfect for a light treat on warm summer days. A few sprigs of fresh mint add fresh, cool flavor to this sweet no-bake dessert idea.

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Avolato

Avolato
Matthew Clark

Turn an avocado into a creamy frozen gelato-like delight with this no-bake healthy dessert idea. Avocados, coconut cream, and condensed coconut milk come together in a food processor for a creamy, dairy-free dessert everyone will love.

Buy It: Cuisinart Food Processor ($100, Williams Sonoma)

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