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7 Easy, Decadent No-Bake Desserts: Say “WOW!” (Best of the Blogs)

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Life, Love and Sugar

We’re not going to lie: we’re a little, um, competitive when it comes to the potluck table. Behind the smiles and small talk about the kids, work, and the weather, we’ll admit we’re occasionally eyeing the spread, looking to see just how much of the dish we brought has been eaten. When we overhear a delicious murmur, “Who brought the dessert?” — yeah, we get a little thrill. Hauling home a dish that’s been picked clean? It’s a happy little triumph.


You might think a victory like that requires slaving away for hours in the kitchen, but we’ll let you in on a little secret: it doesn’t. Not when you’ve got recipes like these. Chocolate … peanut butter … marshmallow fluff … cream cheese … Nutella (!!). It’s not exactly hard to whip these up into supremely decadent desserts that are guaranteed crowd-pleasers. And you don’t even need to turn on the oven — they’re all no-bake!


From a chocolate “lasagna” to a Snickers “salad,” these recipes from some of our favorite bloggers turn savory potluck staples deliciously sweet. Just don’t count on any leftovers.







Oreo Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

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Living Locutro


Skip the deviled eggs and head straight for dessert! These fresh strawberries stuffed with a no-bake Oreo cheesecake filling from Living Locutro make the perfect after-dinner hors d’oeuvres.




Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Dessert

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Kat’s Kitchen


This double-layer “casserole” from Kat’s Kitchen gets an Oreo crust topped by an airy mix of cream cheese and peanut butter and a silky layer of chocolate.




Chocolate Lasagna

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My Litter


Chocolate … lasagna … do we really need to say any more? Thanks, My Litter!




No-Bake Nutella, Peanut Butter and Marshmallow Pie

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Life, Love and Sugar


If you’re a fan of Nutella, then you’ve got to try this super-easy no-bake Nutella pie from Life, Love and Sugar. Graham cracker and peanut butter crust, creamy Nutella filling, topped with marshmallow fluff … sheer heaven!




Snickers Caramel Apple Salad

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Chef in Training


Somehow we just love the irony of Chef in Training‘s Snickers salad (no licking the serving spoon!).




Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

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Chef in Training


Another ironic twist from Chef in Training — take the idea of chips-and-dip, and move it over to the dessert table. This egg-free “cookie dough” is bound to go fast.




Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

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Six Sisters’ Stuff


If you’re looking for easier-than-easy, then these no-bake peanut butter bars from Six Sisters’ Stuff are perfect. Five minutes prep! And honestly, how can you go wrong with the classic combo of chocolate and peanut butter, in easy-to-eat dessert bar form?




Beat the heat — but stay sweet!

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10 Responses to “7 Easy, Decadent No-Bake Desserts: Say “WOW!” (Best of the Blogs)”

  • Marco says:

    where is download url, i cant discover..

  • Donna Kobor says:

    Let’s think about how long ago Paula “allegedly” made this remark and where she is from…The South was a very different place just a short 30 years ago. She is an honest person, a good family woman and someone who relied on herself and built an empire…and likewise the Food Network built their empire using Paula who was well loved. How quickly businesses forget how they were made and by whom. I’m disgusted the was Paula Dean has been treated . I don’t think it’s so much about the use of the “N” word as it is dollars and cents. So wrong.

  • Irene Peck says:

    If all of us could love and forgive others their mistakes ,as we do ourselves, would be a wonderful thing. Instead of being eager to point fingers and file lawsuits, why don’t we set a good example for our young people? As for you companies who may fire Paula Deen, the same goes for you. No good deed
    goes unpunished.

  • Jane Davis says:

    Lisa T Jackson started all this garbage on Paula Deen. She is desparately trying to cash in on her X employer. Lisa T Jackson’s X partner has a half HISPANIC niece..not AFRO! and has not had anything to do with Lisa T Jackson for over Five years now! This woman really needs to get her stories straight! NOW she claims all of this had nothing to do with N word..she says it is “Discrimination” on Paula’s part and accusing Paula’s brother of being a “Sexist” and and having a “bad temper”! All of this smells like a set up to destroy a great LADY because of greed and pettiness. The court should ask Lisa T Jackson if she has ever used the N word..better yet,the W word..(wet backs for Hispanics)..Who proclaimed Lisa T Jackson Judge & Jury on Paula? The court should take all this and proclaim a MISTRIAL,since the prosecutor put the TRICK question to Paula..He needs to be asked the same question! UNDER OATH!

  • Nancy Keys says:

    My grandmother raised me and I was taught that the N word did not refer to a black person.It was a person who had no respect, love or,compassion for any one or any thing.That there was N people in all walks of life,races,colors and creeds. I have a friend that is black and she uses the N word to talk about her people just as they call us crackers, etc and you don’t hear us raising cain about it.Get over it as I am sure you have used the N word many times in your life time. Paula is a well respected compassionate person.LEAVE HER ALONE!!!!!!!!!

  • Dorothy DeMay says:

    We have very dear black friends and I will repeat a quote from him said nearly thirty years ago. (We do not use the word but his quote rings true according to his definition of the word.) Quote:”There are “N-word” in every race.”

    I was raised in an era when the only way my parents referred to black people was by using the “N-word.” It doesn’t make it right. The sad thing is young blacks use the word continuously in speaking to each other and in degrading songs. They are disrespecting themselves and their own heritage. When I was little I wanted a black baby doll. My parents were such bigots I was not allowed to have one. I agree with Joan Miller’s statement regarding judging Paula Dean (she & grew up in the same era only her roots are from the deep south) How many believers of all races have broken the comandment “Thou shall not use the Lord, your God’s name in vain.?” I bet there is not one person out there reading this van claim they have not. Thequestion put to her In her deposition wass “Have you EVER used the N-wotd?” She knrw she was under oathe. One that she swore to “tell the truth so help me God” and dhe sdmitted to it for uding the word some 20-30 years ago. Shame on all og you thst choosr to condemn her. I know our God has already forgiven her. Why don’t those of you who live a double standard start reflecting on your own misuse of hurtful words and leave her be. Enough said!

  • Joan Miller says:

    I bet there is no a person in the USA that has not said that word it does not make it right but it does but it does not make you a racist either . Have you ever took the Lords name in vane hope he will have more compassion If you have !!!!

  • Peggy Bicknell says:

    I don’t understand how you could judge Paula Deen the way you are. When did you become God. It happened many years ago.
    I suppose you are perfect. You were one of my favorite networks. Not any longer. I am banning you from my tv and also do not want your recipes any longer.

  • Patti Hughes says:

    Don’t know why you would publish a comment about Paula Dean in amongst your recipes! I think Food Network & all the companies who dropped her should take their place by God since they seem to be Judge & Jury!! I will be canceling my subscription to Food Network Magazine. I also do not appreciate your inclusion of such a negative article & so will unsubscribe your website as well. Also curious why the article was there one minute & gone the next, although glad to see it gone!!

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