No Bake Desserts

There isn't always time to bake, and no-bake desserts are a savvy cook's favorite shortcut to success. Keep no-bake dessert recipes for favorites like chocolate and oatmeal cookies, as well as cheesecakes and fudge, at the ready for every occasion, from class parties to full-blown family celebrations.

How to Make No Bake Cookies

It's no lie: There is no oven required to learn how to make no-bake cookies. And these sweet treats are every bit as good as the ones finished in the oven.

Cabin Fever

Better Homes and Gardens

Create little edible cabins to display and as snacks.

Candy-Filled Witches' Hats

Better Homes and Gardens

Hats off to these chocolate temptations made from ice cream cones and purchased cookies. Each cone is filled with candy treats before it is attached to the base, making for a sweet surprise.

Total: 45 mins

Mocha Pie

Family Circle

Yogurt and whipped topping mix give the coffee and chocolate filling a creamy smoothness. Just before serving, decorate the frozen pie with a drizzle of chocolate syrup.

Mixed-Berry Tiramisu Cake

Family Circle

To make this dessert even more tiramisu-like, sprinkle a bit of espresso powder on top along with the cocoa powder.

Tropical Fruit Waffle Cones

Family Circle

Melted white chocolate would also be delicious as a cone coating in this tropical dessert recipe.

Bananas Foster

Better Homes and Gardens

Ready in just 15 minutes, this easy recipe instantly awes guests. Brown sugar, bananas, and a splash of liqueur are warmed and poured over ice cream for an enticing dessert.

Total: 15 mins

Chocolate Bonbon Pops

Better Homes and Gardens

Your kids will love this Christmas treat recipe on a stick. We used Oreo cookies to get the intense chocolate flavor of these no-bake bonbons.

No-Bake Fruitcake Diamonds

Better Homes and Gardens

This chocolaty fruitcake bar cookie recipe seems wet after it's pressed into the pan, but it sets up nicely after a night in the refrigerator. The diamond shapes make a lovely holiday presentation.

How to Make Peach Cobbler

Whether you call it a crisp, crumble, brown betty, buckle, grunt, slump, pandowdy or cobbler, deep-dish fruit desserts can be enjoyed by everyone -- even family members who are watching their weight or cholesterol. This recipe for how to make peach cobbler is a heart-healthy alternative to the cobblers grandma used to make, but it stays true to the freshness and taste you expect from a homemade fruit dessert. Made with "good" fat in the form of canola oil, skim-milk and less than a cup of sugar, this dessert will please the whole family, and no one will know it's actually good for them.

Mandarins and Ice Cream Cake

Better Homes and Gardens

A combination of butter and biscotti crumbs form the crust of this easy dessert. A delicious citrus mixture is spread over the ice cream layer.

Spiked Chocolate Fondue

Midwest Living

Whipping cream, chocolate and your favorite flavored liqueur are the only three ingredients required for this foolproof slow-cooker fondue.

Rainbow Fruit Skewers

Family Circle

Kids will get a kick out selecting and skewering the fruit onto these colorful kabobs.

Chocolate-Dipped Marshmallows

Family Circle

Way easier than cookies! Simply dip marshmallows in melted chocolate, then decorate to fit the holiday or party theme.

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