A collection of no-bake dessert ideas that are perfect to make when it’s too for the oven. Included are cookies, bars, cups, truffles, brownies, and more.
In Germany it’s really common to not have air conditioning at home.
So for the majority of my stay in Europe I went without the whir of the AC unit.
I was nervous at first, imagining sweat-soaked clothes and fanning myself incessantly with anything accessible.
But it wasn’t like that at all.
Honestly, I didn’t really miss it.
There was a beautiful breeze during the day with the windows open, and I got used to running around the house in shorts and a tank top.
In the evenings and early mornings I even had to throw on some layers because the temperature cooled down without the sun.
Except this ONE night that the kitchen got *really* hot.
Mostly because on this particular evening I decided to turn on the oven and do a lot of meal prep.
Sitting around the kitchen table in a sticky hot haze, I thought to myself, lesson learned.
So, maybe don’t do that.
Maybe make some of these Easy No-Bake Dessert Ideas instead!
We’re in the depths of summer so I thought it was a great time to share some of my favorite dessert recipes that, you guessed it, don’t require *any* baking!
Included in this post are no-bake cookies, bars, cups, pies & tarts, truffles & macaroons, brownies & fudge, stuffed & dipped desserts, and spoonable desserts.
There’s something for everyone in this collection so bookmark this post and reference it whenever you’re too (insert: hot, lazy, tired?) to bake!
Chocolate Tahini No Bake Cookies: Ditch the oven and make chocolate tahini no bake cookies with tahini, oats, and cacao, sweetened with maple syrup. Perfect for a quick dessert or snack!
Coconut Quinoa No Bake Cookies: No-bake cookies with a coconut quinoa twist! Make them on the stovetop with coconut flakes, cacao, peanut butter, and cooked quinoa.
No-Bake Lemon Pie Bars: Easy 7-ingredient no-bake vegan lemon bars made with a special “cookie” crust. Naturally sweet and gluten-free. Perfect for a healthy warm weather treat.
Avocado Key Lime Pie Bars: Vegan and gluten-free key lime pie bars made with a granola crust and a creamy key lime avocado filling. Enjoy a bar as a refreshing anytime dessert!
Date Caramel Nougat Bars: Gooey caramel nougat bars made with Medjool dates and an almond flour nougat base. Dunk them in vegan chocolate for a Snickers dessert feel!
Cookie Layer Bars: No-bake cookie bars made with a crushed cookie crust, dark chocolate center, and sweet almond butter fudge topping. Perfect for a fun dessert to share!
Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookie Bars: Almond butter chocolate chunk cookie bars layered with a chocolate date topping. A fun vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, and refined-sugar-free dessert!
Raspberry Swirl Chocolate Cheesecake Bars: No-bake chocolate cheesecake bars with a grain-free date-nut crust and dark chocolate cheesecake center finished with a sweet raspberry swirl.
Chocolate Dipped Coconut Bars: 4-ingredient vegan “Mounds” bars made with melty chocolate and coconut. Lightly sweetened with maple syrup. Perfect for a deliciously simple dessert!
Chocolate SunButter Rice Crispy Treats: 4-ingredient vegan and gluten free rice crispy treats naturally sweetened and nut-free! Enjoy as is for a snack or dessert or add a creamy 2-ingredient frosting.
No Bake S’mores Cups: No-bake s’mores cups with an oat-date crust, dark chocolate center, and cashew marshmallow top. A vegan and gluten-free dessert with no campfire necessary!
Chocolate Caramel SunButter Cups: Easy 4-ingredient dark chocolate cups stuffed with a SunButter and date-based caramel center. Make them for a quick dessert to enjoy and share!
Easy Almond Butter Cups: Easy dark chocolate cups stuffed with creamy almond butter and sprinkled with sea salt. The perfect vegan, paleo, and refined-sugar-free treat!
Chocolate Covered Raspberry Chia Cups: Easy dark chocolate cups stuffed with a refined-sugar-free raspberry chia jam filling. Make them for a quick dessert or Valentine’s Day treat!
Dark Chocolate Coconut Butter Cups: 2-ingredient coconut butter cups made with dark chocolate and coconut butter. Vegan and oil-free with no added sugar. Perfect for a sweet clean dessert!
Pies & Tarts
5-Ingredient Chocolate Tarts (No-Bake!): Easy 5-Ingredient Chocolate Tarts (No-Bake!) with a date-nut-cacao crust and 2-ingredient chocolate ganache filling. Top with fresh berries!
No-Bake Strawberries ‘N’ Cream Tarts: Simple and refreshing No-Bake Strawberries ‘N’ Cream Tarts made with 5-ingredients complete with a date nut crust, coconut cream filling, and fresh berries.
6-Ingredient Vegan & Gluten-Free Chocolate Pie: 6-ingredient vegan chocolate pie with a grain-free gluten-free chocolate crust and a decadent chocolate, almond butter, and coconut cream based filling.
Truffles & Macaroons
Cacao Dusted Dark Chocolate Truffles: Easy vegan chocolate truffles made with dark chocolate, coconut milk, and a light cacao powder finish. Perfect for a simple decadent treat!
Vegan Orange Chocolate Truffles: Easy vegan chocolate truffles made with orange dark chocolate, coconut milk, and fresh orange juice and zest. Perfect for a chocolate-y citrus treat!
No-Bake Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroons: Easy no-bake vegan macaroons made with shredded coconut and dark chocolate ready in under an hour for a quick and clean dessert.
Dark Chocolate Blueberry Macaroons: No-bake vegan macaroons made with blueberries, shredded coconut, and dark chocolate. Ready in under an hour for a quick and clean dessert!
3-Ingredient Chocolate Strawberry Truffles: 3-ingredient chocolate strawberry truffles made with canned coconut milk, dark chocolate, and freeze-dried strawberries. Try pairing with Rosso wine!
4-Ingredient Superseed Chocolate Truffles: Chocolate truffles made with coconut flour, nut or seed butter, and pure maple syrup. Enjoy as a perfectly portioned dessert or treat.
Brownies & Fudge
Paleo Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Fudge: 2-ingredient chocolate fudge made with cashew butter, melted dark chocolate, and dark chocolate chunks. Perfect for a clean dessert!
Matcha Dusted Raw Brownies: Raw brownies made from dates, nuts, and seeds that are also gluten, grain, and refined sugar-free. Finish them with a matcha dusting for a snack or dessert.
5-Min Fig Freezer Fudge: Five minute freezer fudge sweetened with dried figs with just four ingredients! Store in the freezer for a quick dairy-free and refined sugar-free treat!
Vegan Tahini Date Halva: Super easy 3-ingredient halva made with tahini, dates, and pistachios. Perfect for a clean treat packed with healthy fats and fuel.
Stuffed & Dipped Desserts
Chocolate Strawberry Covered Dates: Chocolate strawberry covered dates made with Medjool dates, nut butter, dark chocolate, and grain-free granola. Perfect for a quick no-bake dessert!
Cashew Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries: Light and easy stuffed strawberries made with a homemade cashew cheesecake whip and fresh berries. Perfect for a sweet summer side!
Cookie S’mores: Easy s’mores made with vegan marshmallows, dark chocolate, and your favorite homemade or store-bought cookies. Perfect for a fun summer dessert.
SunButter Stuffed Dates: SunButter Stuffed Dates for a sweet snack or dessert made with juicy dates and sunflower seed butter. Add your own toppings to make your own variation!
Cacao Chickpea Cookie Dough “Snackwiches”: Cacao chickpea cookie dough “Snackwiches” made with chickpeas, nut butter, and your favorite snack cookies. Perfect for a protein packed snack or dessert.
Coconut Stuffed Raspberries: Four ingredient refreshing summer dessert with fresh raspberries and creamed coconut! Perfect for quick healthy refined sugar-free dessert bites.
4-Ingredient Tahini Date Turtles: Easy vegan turtles with 4 ingredients in less than 10 minutes. Oil-free, gluten-free, and refined-sugar-free, these turtles are the ideal treat!
Chocolate Coconut Covered Strawberries: Easy vegan chocolate covered strawberries with a crunchy chocolate coconut exterior. Perfect for a healthy Valentine’s Day treat!
4-Ingredient Coconut Almond Rolled Dates: Skip the store bought coconut rolled dates and make your own in under 10 minutes. A quick and clean dessert or snack made with only 4 ingredients.
Toasted Coconut Bird’s Nests: Vegan and gluten-free “bird’s nests” made with dark chocolate, toasted coconut, and your favorite oval shaped candy. Perfect for a sweet Easter treat!
Chocolate Dipped Cashew Cheesecake Bites: Easy raw vegan cheesecake bites with soaked cashews and coconut milk coated in dark chocolate. The perfect naturally sweetened pre-portioned treat.
4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Eggs: Easy chocolate peanut butter eggs with just 4-ingredients! Perfect for an Easter treat or anytime healthy candy substitute.
With a Spoon
Chocolate Avocado SunButter Pudding: 5-ingredient chocolate avocado pudding with sunflower seed butter sweetened with maple syrup. Decadent yet nutritious, it’s packed with healthy fats!
Edible Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: Edible vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, and refined sugar-free cookie dough made with just four ingredients. Scoop into balls or enjoy by the spoonful!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Red Bean Pudding: Easy protein-packed red-bean based pudding that you can serve in 10 minutes. Packed with protein, fiber, and antioxidants to fuel your day!
Date-Sweetened Dark Chocolate Hummus: Five ingredient dark chocolate hummus sweetened with dates! Perfectly paired with apple chips, fresh fruit, or spread on toast.
If you make anything from this Easy No-Bake Dessert Ideas post, please let me know!
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