On Thanksgiving Day, the oven is prime real estate, and that’s why we’ve gathered the best no-bake desserts that you can whip up sans oven (and yes, pumpkin pie is on the list!). From decadent bars to healthy truffles, there’s something for everyone. Bonus: Many of these treats can be prepared in advance, giving you more time to focus on roasting the perfect turkey and catching up with family.
Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Truffle Pops
Naturally sweetened with dates and bursting with pumpkin and chocolate flavours, guests will devour these bite-sized vegan treats for Thanksgiving.
Layers of ladyfingers drenched in a rum-infused coffee syrup, mascarpone cream and grated chocolate, this classic recipe for tiramisu is rich and fluffy, and simply irresistible.
Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Nanaimo Bars
A Canadian classic with a fall twist. Pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves guarantee that this treat will feel at home on the Thanksgiving table.
No-Bake Pumpkin Chiffon Bars
This delicate chiffon is melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Combined with sweet praline pecans and a classic graham cracker crust, no one will be able to resist this sweet treat.
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Cheesecake With Gingersnap Crust
Free up your oven by placing your spring-form pan inside your slow cooker for a super-moist dessert. Just be sure to make this recipe a day ahead of serving, you’ll need at least three hours of chilling time.
Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Pie
Everyone’s favourite chocolate confection in decadent pie form, with a healthy vegan twist? We’re all in. And by that we mean: second helpings, please!
Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars
With a crunchy chocolate-graham crust and lightened-up peanut butter cheesecake topping,these no-bake bars are a dessert you can feel good about eating.
No-Bake Chocolate Peppermint Patties
Take your Thanksgiving dessert tray to the next level with these beauties. The best part is that once they’re made, these cookies are good for up to two weeks (although we’re sure they won’t last that long!).
Mocha Icebox Cake
Although wafers are typically used in this no-bake dessert, any cookie you have leftover will do so long as the flavours work together. Here, Ina Garten uses chocolate chip cookie crumbs as a layer, so you get little bits of chocolate with every bite.
Sucre À La Crème with Maldon Salt and Pecans
A little piece of this Québécois treat is the perfect way to end a filling Thanksgiving dinner. Flakes of Maldon salt and pecans give a contrasting texture to the buttery and creamy sucre à la crème.
Blueberry Skyr Cheesecake
Thick Icelandic yogurt, skyr, is made into a creamy no-bake cheesecake that’s naturally high in protein and calcium. It is also gluten-free with a nut and date crust. This recipe is free of refined sugar, using maple syrup to sweeten everything up instead. Blueberries add drama and big flavour to this impressive dessert.