Forgo the oven in favour of these no-bake desserts that are here to make you drool. From tangy mango tarts and rainbow cheesecake to dairy-free ice cream cake, these impressive sweets are as easy (and delicious) as pie.
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Rainbow No-Bake Cheesecake
Whip up a show-stopping cake sans oven with this mousse-like cheesecake recipe. Each pastel layer represents a different fruity flavour: strawberry, mango and lime. Summer has arrived.
Crispy Rice Squares with Potato Chips and Oreos
Just when you thought crispy rice treats couldn’t get any better, level up with crunchy potato chips and Oreos! These delightful squares are gooey, sticky, sweet and salty and come together in less than 30 minutes.
No-Bake Breakfast Cheesecake Tart
Dessert for breakfast can totally be a thing, and in the case of these yogurt- and granola-based cheesecake squares, it can even be a healthy thing. They’re picky-eater approved, too.
No-Bake S’mores Cheesecake
For the campfire lover or chocoholic in your life, this simple no-bake dessert was made to delight.
Vegan Oreo Ice Cream Cake
The most obvious of no-bake sweets: ice cream. Not so obvious? This cake’s dairy-free, plant-based spin. You can thank the vegan Oreos and store-bought coconut milk ice cream for that.
Anna Olson's No-Bake Chocolate Pretzel Salami
Anna Olson steps up her chocolate game by creating no-bake cookies disguised as Genoa salami. The bits of salty pretzel pieces throughout add contrast and crunch.
Banana Pudding Cottage Cheese Ice Cream
This banana pudding cottage cheese version is super simple to make and takes less than 10 minutes to whip up. Full fat cottage cheese is blended with maple syrup, ripe bananas and vanilla until silky smooth. Studded with chunks of graham cracker cookies (swap vanilla wafers if you can find them!) and fresh bananas. The result? A rich a creamy pudding-like dessert.
Anna Olson's No-Bake Chocolate Peppermint Patties
These decadent no-bake treats are the classic peppermint patties in sandwich cookie form. They’re so easy to make, and look mighty impressive. Freeze a batch to have on hand for unexpected company.
No-Bake Chocolate Crunch Brownies
Crispy rice, dark chocolate and nutty peanut butter make for a tasty, indulgent square that (shhhh) is actually kind of healthy. Plus, you can satisfy your cravings for chewy chocolate brownies without turning on the oven. Bonus!
Anna Olson's No-Bake Pumpkin Chiffon Bars
Fluffy, praline-topped pumpkin bars can be tailored to your preference just by changing the base. Whether you choose graham cracker crumbs or crushed gingerbread cookies, you and your guests will love these no-bake treats.
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No-Bake Pumpkin and Dark Chocolate Granola Bars
Your first thought might be, “granola bars are not dessert!” but one bite of these no-bake dark chocolate and pumpkin bars will have you convinced. They’re that delicious.
Anna Olson's Blueberry Skyr Cheesecake
By using skim milk instead of a full-fat, not to mention the major substitution — yogurt rather than cream cheese — this no-bake dessert maintains the consistency of a light and airy cheesecake without ever having to worry about a water bath.
No-Bake Saffron Yogurt Tarts
With a creamy mango filling and shells made with dates and mixed nuts, this inventive recipe is the perfect dessert to complement your summer meals.
No-Bake Banoffee Cheesecake
This creamy no-bake banoffee cheesecake has the perfect cookie crust, a sweet and tangy salted caramel cream cheese filling, a layer of ripe bananas and more salted caramel (’cause you can never have enough!). Are you drooling yet? If you’re looking for an easy dessert that requires minimal effort but is impressive enough to show off at your next get together, this no-bake cheesecake is it. Since it needs time to set in the fridge, it’s a great make-ahead dessert too.
Easy Colourful Gumdrop Nougat
Gumdrop nougat is the perfect no-bake recipe to whip up with the kids. Inspired by Italian torrone, this retro recipe uses mini marshmallows, white chocolate chips and butter to create a shortcut nougat base. Gumdrops are quickly folded into the soft mixture which, once cooled, is sliced into colourful, terrazzo-esque squares.