No-bake desserts are perfect for the warmer months, when you don't feel like turning on the oven, or when you want a quick and tasty treat. These recipes are also great for when you want to get in the kitchen and cook with the kids—no hot stoves to worry about. Browse our favorite no-bake dessert recipes that you'll want to add to your repertoire this summer.
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Easy Pineapple Cheesecake
Enjoy an island getaway on a plate, with this delicious easy pineapple cheesecake that requires no baking at all. It comes together super quickly, making it a great idea for last-minute potluck or cookout invitations.
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No-Bake Yogurt and Cool Whip Summer Pie
Whip up dessert in five minutes with this popular no-bake yogurt and Cool Whip summer pie recipe. You only need a tub of Cool Whip, a prepared graham cracker crust, and your favorite flavor of yogurt to make this no-bake dessert that kids and adults alike enjoy.
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Ice-Cream Sandwich Cake
This crowd-pleasing ice-cream sandwich cake is always a hit at summer parties, and it's so easy to make that kids can even do it themselves. Be sure to read below the recipe for lots of fun ideas and tips for variations.
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No-Bake Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake Bars
Fluffy, no-bake lemon ricotta cheesecake bars with a luscious, sweet, tangy filling made with lemon curd, cream cheese, ricotta, and a crumbly graham cracker crust make a fabulous Mother's Day dessert or a treat for your crafting club.Continue to 5 of 31 below.
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Rice Crispy Treats
Kids adore these classic gooey Rice Crispy treats. Parents love how quick and easy they are to make, with no hot oven required. They're a great dessert or lunch-box treat for kids of all ages.
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15-Minute No-Bake Brownies
Cheat a little and make these 15-minute no-bake brownies for a bake sale. No one will ever know you skipped a step thanks to their great, fudgy taste. Top with your favorite chopped nuts or use crushed candy cane bits for a Christmas treats swap.
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No-Bake Grasshopper Pie
Velvety, no-bake grasshopper pie is named for the traditional Southern cocktail that shares its great chocolate-mint flavor. Crème de menthe liqueur and marshmallow fluff create the light, bright filling which is layered into a cookie crust with whipped cream.
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Piña Colada Ice-Cream Sandwiches
If you like piña coladas, you're sure to love these out-of-this-world piña colada ice-cream sandwiches made for grown-ups. Fresh pineapple rings are soaked in coconut rum, then stuffed with ice cream and dipped in melted chocolate and toasted coconut flakes.Continue to 9 of 31 below.
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Spanish Crema Catalana
Spanish crema catalana is similar to the French bistro favorite crème brûlée. The difference is that crema catalana is enhanced with lemon zest and chilled instead of baked for an elegant dessert you can make in only 20 minutes.
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With only three ingredients, these cookies come together quickly and easily. If you use the microwave, no stove is required, making this recipe perfect for kids. Cornflakes are mixed with melted peanut butter and butterscotch chips, formed into mounds, and refrigerated until set. Pop in the kids' lunch boxes, offer for an after-school snack, or serve for a somewhat healthy dessert.
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This no-bake Oreo cheesecake recipe makes a showstopping dessert that has a familiar flavor made with a familiar childhood treat. It's perfect for entertaining because it can be made in advance and stored in the fridge until you're ready to wow your guests.
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If you're a chocolate lover, you can't do much better than this decadent pie. With a crispy chocolate cookie crust, a chocolate and hazelnut filling, and a fluffy whipped cream topping, Nutella pie is the total package. It only takes a few minutes to throw together and is ready to serve after a few hours of chilling.Continue to 13 of 31 below.
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Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats
Brown butter turns these Rice Krispie treats into a gift from the gods and definitely an adult-friendly snack. The browned butter gives them the flavor reminiscent of caramel corn for a definite wow factor.
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You don't need an ice-cream maker to create this delicious Italian dessert. Semifreddo is a homemade ice cream that's molded in a loaf pan. Once it freezes up, top it with almonds and slice it to serve. It's an impressive make-ahead dessert for dinner parties.
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse
If you melt the chocolate in the microwave, you don't even have to use the stovetop for this rich and creamy peanut butter chocolate mousse, making it a great recipe for a hot day. Dark chocolate, peanut butter, and eggs are combined into a luscious mousse and then chilled and topped with homemade whipped cream and flaky sea salt.Continue to 17 of 31 below.
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Nutella lovers will love this decadent and creamy dessert. Nutella cheesecake is quick and easy to throw together—just build in some chilling time. Assemble the chocolate cookie crust and chocolate cream cheese filling ahead of time and top with whipped cream just before serving.
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Almond Joy Cookies
Quick and easy to make, Almond Joy cookies have all of the flavors of the popular candy bar in cute little cookie form. Coconut, chocolate, and almonds come together to make a quick and easy gluten-free treat.
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Three-layer nanaimo bars are a popular, ultra-rich dessert treat from Canada. A crunchy, coconut-flavored graham cracker crust forms the bottom layer, with a creamy vanilla pudding layer in the middle, and gooey chocolate on top. Yum.
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No-Bake Chocolate Cupcakes
Make these no-bake chocolate cupcakes in the summer when you feel like a treat but don't want to turn on your oven. Only five ingredients are needed including store-bought chocolate wafer cookies. Be sure to allow time for the cupcakes to set.Continue to 21 of 31 below.
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No-Bake 4-Ingredient Key Lime Pie
Only five minutes is needed to make delicious, creamy, zesty, no-bake 4-ingredient key lime pie. You can use regular limes if key limes aren't available. Top with whipped cream and a little freshly grated lime zest for a pretty presentation.
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No-Bake Cool Whip Cheesecake
These individual no-bake cheesecakes combine cream cheese and Cool Whip topping for a rich and fluffy treat. Top them with fresh berries, slices of kiwi, chunks of pineapple, or other favorite fruit. You can make these up to two days in advance and store them tightly wrapped in the refrigerator. Add the fruit just before serving.
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Tangy frozen lemonade pie makes a refreshing treat on hot summer days. It couldn't be easier to make. Frozen lemonade concentrate and vanilla ice cream are combined in a prepared graham cracker crust and chilled until firm.
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Cookie Dough Pops
Cookie dough pops let kids enjoy the popular taste of cookie dough and let busy parents skip the baking. They are formed onto lollipop sticks for an easy, handheld dessert that kids can enjoy during busy snack time.Continue to 25 of 31 below.
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Unicorn Rice Krispies Treats
Dress up a favorite goodie with this unicorn Rice Krispies treats recipe. It's quite simple and begins just like the original bars. Once the melted marshmallow and cereal mix is pressed into the pan, melt white chocolate. This is where the real fun begins because you can dye the chocolate in as many colors as you like and add rainbow layers along with fun sprinkles.
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No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cheesecake
Make the most of fresh strawberries from the farmers market with this simply delicious recipe for no-bake strawberry icebox cheesecake. Make it ahead to serve at summer grilling parties.
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No-Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie
Sweet, cool, fluffy homemade no-bake chocolate mousse pie is folded into a prepared graham cracker crust and chilled for a sophisticated summer dessert that takes about 30 minutes to assemble and a few more hours to set in the fridge.
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Ultra-Rich No-Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pie
Peanut butter lovers will be in heaven when they dig their forks into this smooth, ultra-rich no-bake peanut butter cheesecake pie. Serve garnished with chopped peanuts, a drizzle of chocolate sauce, or chocolate sprinkles.Continue to 29 of 31 below.
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No-Bake Irish Cream Chocolate Cheesecake
Scrumptious no-bake Irish cream chocolate cheesecake is so insanely rich and decadent, no one will guess it's gluten free unless you tell them. The tasty cookie crumb crust offers a nice balance to the smooth and creamy filling.
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Chocolate Tartufo With Cherries
Chocolate tartufo with cherries is an upscale Italian ice-cream dessert you can make at home to wow family and friends. Dried cherries and chocolate pieces are folded into softened ice cream. This is rolled into balls, coated with melted chocolate and optional sprinkles, and chilled until set.
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10-Minute No-Bake Pumpkin Pie
Hosting last-minute guests for a fall get-together? Get dessert ready in a flash with this nicely spiced 10-minute no-bake pumpkin pie in a graham cracker crust. Top slices with a dollop of whipped cream for serving.