No Bake Desserts

Easy Dessert Recipes You Don't Have to Turn on the Oven to Make

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.

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    Chocolate pudding pie
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    A graham cracker crumb crust is the ideal contrast to a creamy chocolate pudding filling in this easy, no-bake pie. Top with homemade whipped cream, fresh raspberries and shaved chocolate.

  • 02 of 10
    Butterscotch Haystacks
    Butterscotch Haystacks. Stephanie Gallagher
    This is an old-fashioned recipe that never goes out of style. With just four ingredients, it's super easy and super fast, too. Even better: Kids love these haystacks. Store in an airtight container in a cool place.
  • 03 of 10
    Oreo Milkshake
    Oreo Milkshake. Stephanie Gallagher

    This is the first recipe my oldest learned to make. It's simple and tastes as good as any milkshake you'd get in an ice cream shop. Try this recipe with chocolate ice cream, too.

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  • 04 of 10

    S'mores Parfait Recipe

    Smores Parfait
    Smores Parfait. Stephanie Gallagher

    This dessert is a wonderful contrast of textures. Creamy chocolate pudding is layered with crushed graham crackers and toasty marshmallows. If you have a George Foreman grill or other indoor contact grill, you can use that to toast the marshmallows (they'll get golden brown, the clean-up is easy and you don't have to worry about the marshmallows catching on fire). But do not let small children toast the marshmallows by themselves.

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  • 05 of 10
    Ice Cream Cone Cannoli
    Ice Cream Cone Cannoli. Stephanie Gallagher
    Forget the Italian deli or restaurant, you can have cannoli any time you like with this simple recipe. Sugar cones serve as the cannoli shells, and the filling is a delightful blend of ricotta cheese, confectioner's sugar, mini chocolate chips and orange zest.
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    Grasshopper Pie Recipe

    Grasshopper Pie
    Grasshopper Pie. Stephanie Gallagher

    This was a popular pie back in the 1970s and '80s, made with creme de menthe. But there's no need to make a special trip to the liquor store to make this minty pie. You can get the same flavor with peppermint extract.

  • 07 of 10
    Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
    Ice Cream Sandwich Cake. Stephanie Gallagher
    Everyone who tries this dessert loves it. And you will love how easy it is to make. It's so easy, in fact, the kids can truly make this one by themselves. For variety, try different flavored ice cream sandwiches.
  • 08 of 10
    Peanut Chocolate Covered Strawberries
    Peanut Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Stephanie Gallagher
    Fresh strawberries are dipped in semisweet chocolate, then rolled in chopped peanuts in this sweet and juicy dessert that is guaranteed to be a hit with the family. A chocolate melter (compare prices) makes this recipe easy to prepare.
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  • 09 of 10

    Caramel Apple Salad Recipe

    Snickers Salad
    Snickers Salad. Stephanie Gallagher
    Chopped Snickers candy bars, apples and peanuts are folded into whipped topping in this creamy, crunchy dessert that is full of great flavors. This is a great way to use leftover Halloween candy, too.
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    Rice Crispy Treats
    Rice Crispy Treats. Stephanie Gallagher

    These are the classic no-bake treat that kids have adored for generations. To make these treats a little healthier, use crispy brown rice cereal.

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