Make Our Top 5 No-Bake Desserts Before Summer Ends

Suprisingly elegant store-bought solutions mean you don't have to turn on the oven.

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When it's hot enough to bake chocolate chip cookies on your car dashboard, it's certainly too hot to think about turning that oven on! (And while slicing up some cookie dough and letting the sun do the work may sound like a "swell-tering" idea… just know the result won't be so delicious.) Here's what to make if you need a sweet treat that beats the heat (phew!) — our fans already know how good they are.

Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies: Helen Ostrosky

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You probably already have the ingredients you need to whip up a batch of these chilled-out cookies. Stir in your favorite mix-ins to make them your own.

Layers of lemon cream, fresh fruit and pound cake make for a great summertime dessert. Tyler Florence uses a store-bought cake so you can get to scopping that much faster!

Trisha Yearwood knows that chocolate and peanut butter are the perfect match. After layering the crushed pretzels with the peanut butter and chocolate mixture, refrigerate for at least 1 hour before cutting them into squares. It will be tempting to cut into them right away (we don't blame you) but if you can let them chill out before diving in, you will end up with the perfect bites.

Food Network Kitchen’s No-Bake Avocado Cheesecake, as seen on Food Network.

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Coconut and avocado come together to create this creamy dessert — no gelatin required! Creamy and zesty, this summery cheesecake is a refreshing take on a classic.

Ina Garten's icebox cake is a wondeful make-ahead dessert if you are hosting a summertime gathering. Layers of her favorite store-bought chocolate chip cookies and mocha whipped cream create an eye-catching display that is sure to keep the party buzzing.

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