Our Best No-Bake Desserts

Don’t give up on dessert just because it’s too hot to turn on the oven. These no-bake treats make it possible to enjoy pies, trifles, cookies and more — all summer long.

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The Best No-Bake Cheesecake

Who doesn't love a dessert that can be made without turning on the oven? This no-bake cheesecake is light and fluffy, thanks to the whipped cream that gets folded into the cream-cheese mixture. Have no fear — it will have the signature creamy, tangy flavor of the classic.

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Espresso Martini Tiramisu

Punching up the booziness of a typical tiramisu and building it in a martini glass is the perfect way to trick friends and family into thinking you spent all day making this easy, shortcut tiramisu.

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Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

Ina builds her eye-catching icebox cake by alternating layers of chocolate chip cookies and mocha whipped cream before chilling it overnight in the refrigerator. The final product is a cool, creamy and chocolatey creation that makes for a stunning centerpiece.

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Individual Strawberry Trifles

Giada’s miniature trifles are perfect for any cookout or summer get-together. She uses premade pound cake so there’s no baking necessary. Plus, these quick-and-simple desserts can be made up to 2 days in advance.

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Banana Cream Pudding

Tyler flavors his decadent Banana Cream Pudding with vanilla, bourbon and creme de banana. Top with homemade whipped cream for a stunning picnic table centerpiece. 

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No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

These chocolatey cookies are a classic, no-bake treat. Giada gives them a simple twist by using almond butter instead of peanut butter.

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Berry Dessert Lasagna

Despite the fanciful name, this chilled trifle makes for an easy dessert with bright, crowd-pleasing flavors. Using frozen cakes makes them easier to slice into "noodles."

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No-Bake S'mores Cheesecake

This no-bake cheesecake tastes like a giant chocolate-covered marshmallow — and we can't think of many things more delightful than that. The filling is fluffy with marshmallow creme, and torching the mini marshmallows on top makes for the ultimate s'more-lover's dessert.

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Classic Crispy Rice Treats

Gooey marshmallows and crispy rice cereal come together in this recipe for the all-original favorite. We added a splash of vanilla extract and pinch of salt to give these sweet treats a palatable punch. Cut into squares, store between a few pieces of wax paper (to prevent any sticking) and enjoy for up to three days.

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Cookie Explosion Ice Cream Cake

This cake is cookie crazy: a chocolate chip cookie and crushed sandwich cookie crust, cookies and cream ice cream, cookie dough ice cream, and a chocolate ganache and crushed cookie topping.

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Angel Food Cake and Berry Trifle

Satisfy a craving for fresh summer fruit with this impressive berry trifle. The chunks of angel food cake will stay moist and flavorful thanks to the juice of each fresh fruit.

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Fluff Pie

When salty peanut butter meets sweet marshmallow crème, everyone wins — and a crispy pretzel crust doesn't hurt either.

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No-Bake Mixed Berry Tart

Take advantage of the confluence of berry season with light-and-healthy no-bake-dessert season. This easy, pretty tart is versatile enough to go to a weeknight potluck or a weekend dinner party.

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No-Bake Rocky Road Bars

The secret to Trisha’s decadent chocolate dessert bars? She melts chocolate into sweetened condensed milk for a fudge-like treat that holds all the mix-ins in place: marshmallows, nuts and graham crackers.

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Grasshopper Icebox Pie

Too hot to bake? Skip the oven and treat yourself to a refreshing, mint-chocolate treat with this sweet and delicious freezer pie.

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Tiramisu Icebox Torta

With this tiramisu-inspired torta the espresso flavor is incorporated into melted chocolate and folded into the mascarpone cream. Simply layer with wafer cookies and chill for a dessert that feeds a crowd — and is sure to please.

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Triple-Layer Berry Cheesecake Bars

You don’t have to skip dessert just because it’s too hot to turn on the oven. With the help of your microwave (to melt some gelatin) and your stovetop (to make a quick streusel topping) you can easily put together this show-stopping, tri-color treat.

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Individual Key Lime Pies

These adorable Key lime pies round out a filling barbecue and, best of all, come together in three easy layers. Simply spread homemade lime curd atop buttery graham cracker crust, then add a dollop of fresh whipped cream. Lime zest is the perfect garnish.

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Blackberry Icebox Cake

Ree layers slices of frozen pound cake with blackberries and whipped cream to create her crowd-pleasing dessert. It’s a cinch to make but be sure to plan ahead — it needs to chill for several hours in the refrigerator before you serve it.

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No-Bake Avocado Cheesecake

Here's how to extend your love of avocado to the dessert course. The fruit makes the perfect custardy base for this easy dessert, and it's a sweet complement to the graham cracker crust.

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No-Bake Chocolate-Pretzel-Peanut Butter Squares

Trisha's chocolatey no-bake dessert squares are easy to transport and perfect on the go. The sweet and salty combination will please kids and adults alike.

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Chocolate Cherry Icebox Cake

Cherries and chocolate are a classic combination. So, why not make the most of this perfect pairing by layering them together for a good, old-fashioned icebox cake?

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Peanut Butter Pie

Sandra freezes this satisfying no-bake pie until the thin chocolate top layer is firm, which provides a nice crunchy contrast to the pie's creamy filling.

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Fruit Salad with Limoncello

Ina serves fresh summer berries alongside a quick homemade topping of yogurt, lemon curd, honey and vanilla.

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

A no-bake dessert is always in reach with Ree’s cookie bars. They come together with just a handful of ingredients — all of which are probably in your pantry right now.

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