7 Easy, Decadent No-Bake Desserts: Say “WOW!” (Best of the Blogs)
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.
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.
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 … do we really need to say any more? Thanks, My Litter!
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!
Somehow we just love the irony of Chef in Training‘s Snickers salad (no licking the serving spoon!).
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.
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!
Check out more no-bake dessert recipes!