Over 25 easy No Bake Desserts are the perfect match for busy families during the holidays! These recipes are perfect for last minute invites or when time is crunched, but you still want to bring a homemade dessert! Most of these desserts are made in under 30 MINUTES!
The holidays will be here before we know it! When the weather begins to get chilly, I want to whip up some sweet treats. I don’t want to necessarily spend all day in the kitchen with the oven on, so these No Bake desserts for the holidays are ideal. When making these, you don’t have to worry about heating up the house or using up all your oven space.
Why These Work
Fast – These recipes are set up for those that have little to no time to bake during the holiday season. These are the ones that are so easy to make that everyone can do them and they always taste amazing. During the holiday season, we all need to find time savers.
Minimal Ingredients – These desserts tend to have minimal ingredients, so you save money and time. More often than not, they are also ingredients you have in your pantry, so you are only headed to the store for 1-2 things rather than a full basket full of goodies.
Versatile – Take them to cookie exchanges, wrap up and give them as gifts to neighbors and volunteers or serve them up on a buffet. Just be prepared to share the recipe as everyone wants to know how to make such yummy desserts on no time so share you secrets!
🎄Gift Giving Ideas
Each recipe will have its own list of instructions, but I wanted to give you some tips for decorating. Before you get busy in the kitchen, consider these tips:
- Think outside of the box. You can go wild and add all sorts of flair to your desserts. The recipes are intended to be a guide, but you should add your own style when it comes to decorating.
- Gather supplies like sprinkles and candies that match your theme. There are endless possibilities when it comes to adding character to your treats. The more red, white, and green you use, the more festive they will be. Silver, gold, and blue are also lovely colors for the holidays too.
- Get some cute packaging for treats. If you are planning to give the treats out to friends, family, neighbors, daycare workers, or anyone else, it’s nice to have cute packaging. You can find cheap boxes or bags that are ideal for the holidays. Add some ribbon and an adorable tag, and you’ll be all set. Check at Walmart, Michaels (using the coupon, of course), and places like TJMaxx and Homegoods.
Christmas Peanut Butter Balls
Peanut butter balls are a classic holiday dessert that never gets old. I get excited each year when the holidays near because without a doubt, I am going to whip up a few batches. They last up to four weeks too, so they are perfect for making ahead of time.
Microwave Peppermint Mocha Fudge Recipe
I love being able to use my microwave to make holiday desserts. It’s a quick and efficient way to make something amazing. This fudge is decadent, sweet, and topped with crushed peppermint. It’s so good.
No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake
If you are a fan of all things cheesecake, you should dig into a piece of this lovely dessert. It’s festive and perfect for the holidays. Everyone will rave over how good it is and be begging you for information on how you made it.
No Bake Apple Pie Cheesecake Phyllo Cups
Can you even have a holiday party or event without apple pie? At our house, you certainly can't. I love that you can throw these beauties together without ever turning on your oven. Talk about a win!
Peppermint Bark Dessert Shooters
I am so excited about these peppermint bark dessert shooters. They add style and grace to your dessert table. Plus, they are festive and begging you to indulge a little.
Chocolate Mousse Cake
If you are a chocoholic, then this is the cake you have been dreaming of. It’s rich, creamy, and decadent just the way you want it to be. One bite and you’ll be in love.
Make these Quick No Bake Nutella Cracker Bites in 30 Minutes or Less
I love Nutella, especially around the holidays. These simple cracker bites were the hit of the holidays parties last year, and the fact that they are No Bake saved me a ton of time!
Butterscotch Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares
You can quickly whip up a batch of these peanut butter squares in as little as 15 minutes. They are great when you need something last minute or are in the mood for a treat fast.
White Hot Chocolate No Bake Cookies
I’m amazed by these incredible no bake cookies. White chocolate is the star of the show, but it’s followed up by the marshmallows and oatmeal. Talk about scrumptious!
Dark Chocolate Mint Truffles
I could almost live off of truffles, especially these dark chocolate mint truffles. They are everything you could dream about in a chocolate and minty dessert. The best part is you don’t even have to bake them.
Easy Peppermint Fluff Dip
This peppermint dip is so fluffy and delicious you won’t know what hit you when you bite into it. Use graham crackers, cookies, or even fruit to devour every last drop.
Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles.
When you taste these cookie dough truffles, you will be shocked that they are dairy-free. Perfect if you are on a paleo diet or have an aversion to dairy. These are impressive to anyone who eats them and really needs to be part of your no-bake desserts.
No Bake Mint Chocolate Creme de Menthe Bars
Each bite of these heavenly bars has a graham cracker nut layer, a creamy pudding layer with liqueur, and a melted chocolate buttery layer that is out of this world. These are usually the first to go when you feed them to a group!
Hot Chocolate Truffle Balls
I have figured out it’s pretty much impossible to eat just one of these irresistible truffle bars. Not only do they taste insanely good, but they also look beautiful too.
No Bake Rice Krispie Pecan Pie Cookies
Pecan pie is pretty much always a hit with people. Can you imagine a dessert that tastes like pecan pie but is No Bake? I couldn’t either, but they exist, and they are terrific.
No Bake Peanut Butter Bars
I will always be a fan of anything that combines peanut butter and chocolate together. The flavors are classic, and it’s hard to beat. These peanut butter bars don’t take much effort to make either.
Mini Pumpkin Spice No-Bake Cheesecakes
It’s almost unheard of to have a holiday gathering without some cheesecake. These pumpkin cheesecakes are the perfect size for individual servings.
No Bake Chocolate Caramel Nutty Crunch Bars
If you like to make treats for friends and neighbors, you should really consider adding these to your list! They have lots of chocolate, nuts, and caramel in every bite.
Copycat Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark Squares
Move over, Ghirardelli! We have a new copycat recipe for these fantastic peppermint bark squares. The look and taste so much like the real thing, most people wouldn’t even notice.
Everyone is going to rave about these adorable shot glasses filled with Christmas themed jello. Kids and adults will devour them, and they add some fun color and style to your holiday table.
Gingerbread Holiday Fudge
I can’t get over how adorable this gingerbread holiday fudge is! They did a brilliant job of putting together this recipe, and it’s easy to make. Everyone will think they came from a bakery and not your kitchen.
No Bake Gingerbread Cream Pie
Pies are some of my favorite holiday desserts because they are so traditional. This no bake gingerbread cream pie gives you a unique spin and provides you with tons of flavor.
This super easy crockpot candy will last for weeks, so it’s ideal for making in advance. You only need 5 ingredients and a slow cooker to make this one happen.
Super Simple and Sweet Nutella No Bake Chex Mix Bites in Under 30 Minutes
Chex Mix? LOVE! Nutella? LOVE! Combine the two, and add in the fact that this is No Bake, and we have a winner!
Chocolate Covered Cherry No-Bake Cheesecake Recipe
If you are a fanatic for chocolate-covered cherries, then this dessert is screaming your name. It has everything you could want in a chocolate cherry dessert, and it’s a bonus that there is no baking involved.
No Bake Snickers Cheesecake
Making these mini cheesecakes in shooter glasses is a fantastic idea. They are so delicious and really capture the essence of a Snicker’s cheesecake. Give them a try because I am sure you will love every taste.
White Pecan Praline Fudge Recipe
This praline fudge has white chocolate, sugar, pecans, and a few other straightforward ingredients. The part that takes the longest is letting them cool and set up so you can eat them. They seriously only take up about 5 minutes of your time to make!
If you are making something and dipping it into chocolate, be sure to follow the recipe. Chocolate chips tend to set up much softer than baking chocolates. My all time favorite is the Candy Quik at Walmart as it melts beautifully and hardens perfectly without discoloring! You will find Candy Quik on the top shelf at Walmart or in the center aisles during the holiday season.
Each recipe will show you what you need to do keep these fresh and for how long. Some no bake recipes are good to leave out and others require you to put in the refrigerator. Double check each recipe specifically.
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