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.
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.