Don’t get me wrong: I love the holidays and I love baking. But sometimes when you put them both together, it creates for the ultimate stressful environment. While I REALLY love baking holiday treats, there comes a time where I just can’t do it all. That’s why I love the option of delicious no-bake desserts! If you’re looking for one less way to stay away from the hot oven, check out these festive no-bake desserts to keep things stress-free this holiday.
1. Dark Chocolate Peppermint No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes
Say that recipe fast three times! While the title may be long, this no-bake recipe is all that’s easy with holiday baking. Because there’s no baking involved! This would be a great dessert for kids because there’s no hot oven. Dark chocolate shells are filled with a mixture of cream cheese and peppermint Hershey kisses. This is the ultimate Christmas treat!
Check out MomEndeavors.com to get the complete recipe!
2. No-Bake Salted Caramel Coconut Macaroons
Salted Caramel is the ultimate ode to chilly weather, and these no-bake macaroons are no exception. Similar to the infamous Girl Scout Samoa cookie, these coconut and caramel mixed balls that are coated in chocolate will be the hit at any family party.
Check out this recipe and other tasty baked goods at LifeLoveAndSugar.com.
3. Pumpkin Spice Lush
Pumpkin Spice pudding, pumpkin pie spice, delicious pecan shortbread cookies and Cool Whip all come together in this completely creamy and bake-free dessert. If you forgot to reserve a pie at your local bakery, this dessert is here to save the day for Christmas dinner!
See how easy it is at DreamingInDIY.com!
4. No-Bake Eggnog Cheesecake
Eggnog is an acquired taste, but if you love it, you usually can’t get enough of it! Instead of drinking away your calories (good eggnog is definitely not low-fat!), enjoy the unique flavor of eggnog in this creamy cheesecake. This delicious filling is made from cream cheese, eggnog and pudding and tops a no-bake graham cracker crust. Chill and serve!
Check out MomDot.com for the recipe for this tasty cheesecake and other amazing printables and craft ideas.
5. No-Bake Peppermint Bark Cookies
Dress up your ordinary wafer cookies by drenching them in this sweet mixture of candy canes, white chocolate melts and a hint of peppermint extract. This is a great dessert the kiddos can help out with, and will look like you made it from scratch!
We found this amazing recipe at TheSuburbanSoapbox.com. Head over to grab more delicious meal ideas and look at some pretty photos too!
6. No-Bake French Silk Pie
Craving a pie, but not slaving over a pie crust or baked version? Then you need this no-bake French Silk pie, a holiday favorite. If you want to stick your toe into baking on this recipe, feel free to blind bake a crust in advance. Otherwise, buy a no-bake crust and call it a day, as you make the homemade filling and whipped topping. No one will be the wiser!
Check out other classy recipes from CookingClassy.com.
7. Christmas Sugar Cookie Truffles
No bake and 4 ingredients. Could this be a more heavenly recipe? Crumble sugar cookies, combine with cream cheese, then drip in melted white chocolate and sprinkle with festive sprinkles. BAM. I’l be making this soon enough.
Check out how easy this recipe is with a fun video at IfYouGiveABlondeAKitchen.com.
8. Pumpkin Pie Trifles
Unless you pull a Rachel when it comes to making a trifle, they are usually a hit at parties. These Pumpkin Pie Trifles are perfectly portioned and delicious to boot. Crushed cookies, whipped cream and a pumpkin mixture flavoroed with cinnamon and cream cheese means this dessert is easy to make, without fussing with the oven.
Check out all types of desserts and other recipes at JuliesEatsAndTreats.com.
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