Beat the Heat with No-Bake Treats

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Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin ,Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

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No matter if you’re hosting a weekend cookout or you simply have a sweets craving that needs curbing, you shouldn’t have to turn on your oven on already sticky, scorching days to turn out a winning dessert. In these dog days of summer, stick with no-bake treats that come together quickly and rely on the freezer instead of the oven.

From chilled pies and ice cream on a stick to bite-size peanut butter treats, there’s no shortage of both kid-friendly and party-worthy ideas to help you cool off all season long. Read on below to get Food Network’s top-five beat-the-heat recipes from The Pioneer Woman, Tyler Florence and more chefs.

Both kids and kids at heart will appreciate the tried-and-true flavor combination of chocolate and fresh bananas, here made into an easy-to-prepare pie with a vanilla wafer crust, a duo of ice creams in the center and a toasted coconut topping.

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Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Perhaps the best part about The Pioneer Woman’s treats is that you don’t need fancy molds to make them; just fill throw-away paper cups with layers of candy and rich vanilla ice cream.

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Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

It takes a cheesecake to make a cheesecake: Start with the prepared variety, then chop it up, mix it with strawberry ice cream, and use that combination to fill a graham cracker crust for the ultimate over-the-top dessert.

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Made with only four everyday pantry ingredients, these bite-size beauties can be prepped and ready for the freezer in mere minutes.

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Kana Okada, Kana Okada 2012

The name of the game is layering when it comes to Food Network Magazine’s colorful, refreshing dessert, boasting a base of classic store-bought ice cream sandwiches, plus strawberry and mint chip fillings. Finish with a chocolate shell topping for an extra-special indulgence.

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