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26 Stellar No-Bake Holiday Desserts

How sweet it is! Dessert is one of our favorite parts of the holidays, but with travel and parties aplenty it can be hard to find time to bake. If you’re feeling a little oven-shy or just wonder why those cookies you pop in the oven always come out blacker than golden brown, maybe it’s time to try something new! We’ve found 26 stellar “no-bake” recipes that will satisfy even the pickiest of friends and a few recipes for tricky dietary restrictions, like vegan! If you’re still craving something sweet after reading about these delectable treats try making our No-Bake Peanut Butter and Jelly Pie or our adorable No-Bake Grammy Bon Bons.

1. Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies: a staple around the holidays, these cookies require one pot and a stove top. These cookies contain dangerously delicious amounts of peanut butter and chocolate, and for a different texture, try making them with Crunchy peanut butter. (via Foodista)

2. White Chocolate No-Bake Cheesecake: These very red and white little cheesecakes would add the perfect festive touch to any meal and will wow friends and family! (via Sprinkle Bakes)

3. Thin Mint Cookies: Dreaming about Girl Scout Cookies? Satisfy your crunchy, minty craving by making your own thin mints and if you’re feeling generous, give some as gifts! (via Everyday Reading )

4. Scotcheroo Bar: This classic from Buns in My Oven is always welcome at large gatherings. Added bonus, you can make a whole pan of these treats in one batch making it a low stress contribution. (via Mom’s Galley)

5. Triple Chocolate Brownies: The name alone makes us hungry. Anything with that much chocolate has to be delicious.  (via Food 52)

6. Peppermint Fudge: This super simple fudge has color in all the right places. Not to mention the sweet crushed candy cane on top that makes this dessert undeniably festive. (via Shugary Sweets)

7. Vanilla Panna Cotta and Pomegranate Jelly: This elegant dessert requires absolutely no oven and looks amazing in a delicate glass. Make sure the glasses allow easy access for large spoons! (via Inspired Edibles)

8. Rum Balls: ”But where has all the rum gone?” In these holiday classics! Nab an easy and boozy dessert by making these petite bites. (via Joy of Baking)

9. Peanut Butter Bar: Another large group friendly recipe, these Peanut Butter Bars from Our Best Bites are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters, think a giant Reese’s cup. (via Runs on Sundae)

10. Mini Grasshopper Pies: We can’t get over how sweet these little desserts are, both visually and to eat! These individual desserts would be a perfect addition to a small dinner party. (Image via A Pretty Life in the Suburbs)

11. Samoa Bars: Okay maybe we’re a little Girl Scout focused but if Thin Mints aren’t your thing why not make Samoa Bars! (via Babble)

12. Vegan Peanut Butter Cacao Fudge Bars: Yes these amazing looking fudge bars are vegan! That means none of your friends and family have to miss out on the holiday goodies. (via Lunch Box Bunch)

13. Oreo Truffles: How do dense and delicious little Oreo truffles sound to you? We’re certainly excited about this finger friendly truffle. (via Bakerella)

14. S’More Pie:  If you tried our S’More pie and loved it, you’ll love this version as well! It does take longer to make but maybe you could whip up both and have a blind tasting… (via Brown Eyed Baker)

15. Orange and Cream Pie: To satisfy, dare we say it, the non-chocoholics in the room. This classy pie will be refreshing and sweet. (via Joy the Baker)

16. Easy No-Bake Cheesecake: Ready to wow the folks at your Holiday table? Knock their socks off with this stunning and simple Cheesecake! (via Just a Taste)

17. Chocolate Mousse: No no-bake list would be complete without a mention of mousse. So here is a fabulous chocolate mousse for your palate’s pleasure. (via Food Network)

18. Peanut Butter Pie: And the peanut butter just keeps coming! This light and fluffy peanut butter pie will keep Grandpa coming back for seconds. (via One Ordinary Day)

19. Candy Cane Bark: Chaos is key to a gorgeous candy cane bark. Throw everything together and voila! A dessert that’s ready to be gifted. (via Babble)

20. Thin Mint Puppy Chow: What makes the delectable powdered sugary goodness of puppy chow (or muddy buddies) even better? Some mint! (via Shugary Sweets)

21. Homemade Tootsie Rolls: Looking for a sweet gift for that candy lover in your life or maybe just trying to find an easy item to contribute to that holiday party? Look no further! (via Sprinkle Bakes)

22. Vegan Walnut Pumpkin Pie: A vegan take on a Holiday classic. This pie is the best of both worlds! (via Lunch Box Bunch)

23. Peanut Butter Banana Granola Bites: If massive amounts of sugar and butter make you squirm, there’s no need to miss out on all the dessert fun. Try these slightly sweet and healthy granola bites! (via Joy the Baker)

24. Oreo Layer Dessert: Cool whip and chocolate pudding, nothings better! This low maintenance dessert is perfect for the dessert maker that prefers to keep things simple. (via Brown Eyed Baker)

25. Banana Pudding with Homemade Salted Caramel: Just in case you’re looking for something a tiny bit old fashioned for a family dinner, give these a try! They are a delicious new take on a sweet classic. (via Just a Taste )

26. Gingerbread Oreo No Bake Mini Cheesecakes: Oreos, cheesecake, and gingerbread all in one? I think I just died and went to no-bake dessert heaven. (via My Baking Addiction)

We’re certainly ready to get no-baking! What desserts do you plan to make for your family during the holidays? Tell us in the comments!