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Best No-Bake Desserts

Leave your oven turned off and whip up one of Bake or Break's favorite no-bake desserts!

As much as I love baking, sometimes it’s nice to whip up a dessert that requires no oven time. You’ll speed up the dessert process and keep your kitchen cooler, too.

I confess that a few of these are what I call “low-bake” dessert recipes. I usually prefer to bake cookie crusts briefly just to make them a bit sturdier. But if you want to make those desserts truly no-bake, you can place the assembled crust in your refrigerator or freezer while you make the filling. It may be a bit more crumbly, but it will be so delightful and delicious that you likely won’t care.

Be sure to plan ahead for some of these, as they’ll require some refrigerator time before serving. Of course, that makes those recipes perfect candidates for make-ahead dessert options!

Enjoy! And happy (no-)baking!

Peanut butter, chocolate, and so much more make these Vunderbars absolutely irresistible! - Bake or Break


Salted Caramel Icebox Pie | Bake or Break

Salted Caramel Icebox Pie

A combination of classic cookies add lots of fantastic flavor to All the Cookies No-Churn Ice Cream. Every bite is different! - Bake or Break

All the Cookies No-Churn Ice Cream

You only need THREE ingredients to make this luscious Icebox Chocolate Cheesecake! - Bake or Break

Icebox Chocolate Cheesecake

Peanut Butter and Jelly Pie | Bake or Break

Peanut Butter and Jelly Icebox Pie

Five ingredients are all you need to make these Salted Nut Squares. A great no-bake sweet and salty treat! - Bake or Break

Salted Nut Squares

Every bite of this No-Churn Stracciatella Ice Cream is filled with lots and lots of little shards of dark chocolate. One of my all-time favorite ice creams! - Bake or Break

No-Churn Stracciatella Ice Cream

Meet your new favorite banana pudding! Dulce de Leche Banana Pudding Bars feature a vanilla wafer crust, rich dulce de leche, sweet bananas, homemade vanilla pudding, and whipped cream. They're fantastic! - Bake or Break

Dulce de Leche Banana Pudding Bars

A cookie crust and a simple no-bake berry filling make these No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecakes a perfect berry season treat! - Bake or Break

No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecakes

Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Pie is a simple, low-bake pie with big chocolate and peanut butter flavor. A favorite year-round! - Bake or Break

Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Pie

These no-bake Sweet and Nutty Corn Flake Bars are packed with all kinds of good things. Kids of all ages will love these! - Bake or Break

Sweet and Nutty Corn Flake Bars

These simple-to-make No-Bake Apple Cheesecakes feature delicious layers of spiced apples, creamy cheesecake, graham crackers, and cinnamon whipped cream. They are wonderfully delicious and elegant! - Bake or Break

No-Bake Apple Cheesecakes

Homemade Peanut Butter Pudding is creamy, nutty comfort food. It is quick and easy to make, too. A great dessert for everything from an ending to a simple meal to pretty individual desserts for a special occasion! - Bake or Break

Peanut Butter Pudding

Salted Chocolate Brown Butter Crispy Treats are not your childhood crispy treats. They take that timeless classic dessert and turn them into a delicious dessert with grown-up flavors. - Bake or Break

Salted Chocolate Brown Butter Crispy Treats

Lemon Cream Pie is bursting with plenty of tart lemon flavor. Lemon lovers will adore this quick and easy dessert! - Bake or Break

Lemon Cream Pie

Butterscotch Pudding | Bake or Break

Butterscotch Pudding

Oreo lovers will be in dessert heaven with these Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars. A cookie crust, a simple no-bake cheesecake, and lots of Oreos make these a sure crowd-pleaser! - Bake or Break

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars

Coconut Cream Pie Bars are cool, creamy, sweet, and absolutely delicious. A favorite no-bake recipe!

Coconut Cream Pie Bars

A vanilla wafer crust, bananas, and a no-bake brown sugar cheesecake filling make this Brown Sugar Banana Cheesecake a favorite. So simple and so very delicious! - Bake or Break

Brown Sugar Banana No-Bake Cheesecake

Add a raspberry twist to a classic dessert in this cool, creamy, sweet, tart, absolutely fantastic Raspberry Lemon Icebox Pie. A favorite no-bake dessert! - Bake or Break

Raspberry Lemon Icebox Pie

Salted Caramel Panna Cotta is wonderfully delicious. And it's amazingly quick and simple to make! - Bake or Break

Salted Caramel Panna Cotta

Nut Butter No-Bake Cheesecake | Bake or Break

Nut Butter No-Bake Cheesecake

This simple Snickerdoodle Cookie Dip is so simple to make and has such big cinnamon flavor!

Snickerdoodle Cookie Dip

Cinnamon Bun Rice Krispies Treats | Bake or Break

Cinnamon Bun Crispy Treats

Dulce de leche, chocolate, and cheesecake are a tasty trio in this Dulce de Leche No-Bake Cheesecake! - Bake or Break

Dulce de Leche No-Bake Cheesecake

Chocolate Wafer Icebox Cake | Bake or Break

Chocolate Wafer Icebox Cake

Sweet, spiced cookie butter takes center stage in this Cookie Butter No-Bake Cheesecake! - Bake or Break

Cookie Butter No-Bake Cheesecake

These cool, creamy Individual Chocolate Icebox Pies are the perfect dessert for a small gathering. A great make-ahead dessert! - Bake or Break

Individual Chocolate Icebox Pies

Good Morning Sunshine Bars | Bake or Break

Good Morning Sunshine Bars

Strawberry Icebox Pie is a cool, creamy pie filled with sweet strawberries! - Bake or Break

Strawberry Icebox Pie

Chocolate Cookie Dough No-Bake Cheesecake | Bake or Break

Chocolate Cookie Dough No-Bake Cheesecake

This simple pie combines fresh raspberries, white chocolate, and cream cheese in a simple crust made from vanilla wafers. It's sweet and cool and creamy. In other words, it's just what you want from a summer dessert!

Raspberry-White Chocolate Icebox Pie

Honey and peanut butter stand in for marshmallows in these irresistible Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispy Treats. - Bake or Break

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispy Treats

Salted Caramel Whipped Cream Pie is brilliantly simple and delicious. A cookie crust, plenty of sweetened whipped cream, and salty caramel are an irresistible combination! - Bake or Break

Salted Caramel Whipped Cream Pie

You only need a short list of ingredients and a few minutes to make these simple and delicious No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Black Bottom Vanilla Bean Cheesecake is a celebration of vanilla with a little chocolate surprise. This is one delicious dessert! - Bake or Break

Black Bottom Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

Homemade Vanilla Pudding is cool, creamy, sweet, and delicious.

Vanilla Pudding

Nutella Pie is a quick and simple dessert that only requires 6 ingredients. A must for Nutella fans!

Nutella Pie

Chocolate Chip Tiramisu | Bake or Break

Chocolate Chip Tiramisu

Banana Pudding | Bake or Break

Banana Pudding

Double Chocolate Pudding | Bake or Break

Double Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate Chip Pecan No-Bake Cookies are quick, simple, and absolutely delicious! - Bake or Break

Chocolate Chip Pecan No-Bake Cookies

If you love rich, caramel-y dulce de leche, do not miss this sweet, cool, and creamy Dulce de Leche Icebox Pie. I love how quick and easy it is, too! - Bake or Break

Dulce de Leche Icebox Pie

Enjoy these Strawberry No-Bake Cheesecakes while keeping the oven off! Great individual desserts to share with friends! - Bake or Break

Strawberry No-Bake Cheesecakes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Icebox Cake features delicious layers of chocolate graham crackers, chocolate whipped cream, and peanut butter whipped cream. A quick and easy must-make for chocolate and peanut butter lovers! - Bake or Break

Chocolate Peanut Butter Icebox Cake

Peanut Butter Caramel Pretzel Bars | Bake or Break

Peanut Butter Caramel Pretzel Bars

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cup Icebox Pie | Bake or Break

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cup Icebox Pie

Cannoli Icebox Cake celebrates the flavors of cannoli with a lightly sweet filling, chocolate chips, and graham crackers. A breeze to make! - Bake or Break

Cannoli Icebox Cake

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    3 Comments on “Best No-Bake Desserts”

  1. We have made the cannoli icebox cake& it was a huge hit in our house!

  2. Sweet heavens that’s a great list! I need to work on more no-bake recipes.

  3. Oh, my goodness! What a wonderful selection of desserts you have laid at our table. How to choose which one to start with is the question. I want to let you in on a secret: my husband was told by his doctor that he’s “obese” but I don’t consider him that way. He is definitely overweight but nothing near “obese”. However, I do not make desserts for us unless we are going to have company or we’re going to have dinner at someone’s home and I’m asked to bring a dessert.  Now I have a whole batch of wonderful new ones to choose from. I know my granddaughter will enjoy helping me make some of these. Thank you ever so much. I bet my husband will really enjoy them but I’ll be sure to limit his portions. 

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