No-bake treats are an amazing way to quickly and easily make desserts without having to use your oven, making them particularly enjoyable in the summer months when a hot oven can create a stuffy and stifling kitchen.
Whether you are an experienced baker or cook or just a casual one, there is a lot to love when it comes to no-bake desserts and treats.
With this in mind, we are going to be looking at five easy-to-make no-bake treats that can be created in less than fifteen minutes!
Let’s get started.
1. Easy Tiramisu
Tiramisu isn’t the first dessert you might think of when it comes to a no-bake treat, but you can easily make this delicious take on the classic Italian dessert in between ten and fifteen minutes.
You also only need six ingredients to make this choice of dessert! Those ingredients are as follows:
- Instant Coffee Granules
- Vanilla Pudding Cups
- Baking Cocoa
- Hot Water
- Vanilla Wafers
- Whipped Topping
Setting aside four of the vanilla wafers, crush the rest of the wafers as coarsely as you can, and then divide the wafer crumbs up between two dessert dishes.
In a separate bowl, begin to dissolve the coffee granules in hot water.
Drizzle the dissolved coffee granules over the crushed-up wafers in the dessert dishes.
Spoon the vanilla pudding into the dessert dishes on top of the wafers and coffee mix.
Top off the mixture with your whipped topping and sprinkle on your baking cocoa.
Garnish the dessert with your leftover vanilla wafers, and there you have your no-bake, easy-to-make tiramisu dessert!
2. No Bake Cookies
These cookies are a great way to enjoy some soft and chewy sweet treats without having to use an oven.
They also only take fifteen minutes to make, and you will need seven ingredients to get started.
These ingredients are as follows:
- Creamy Peanut Butter
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Granulated Sugar
- Quick One Minute Oats
- Vanilla Extract
Get started with these no-bake cookies by lining two baking sheets with either wax paper or parchment paper, then set the tray aside.
Next, combine the cocoa powder, milk, sugar, and butter in a saucepan and bring it to a boil over medium heat.
Once boiled, cook the mixture for another minute and a half, then remove it from the heat.
Stir in the vanilla and peanut butter into the mixture before you start to add in the oats.
Mix everything up until the mixture is well coated with the oats.
Spoon the mixture onto your baking sheet and allow it to cool until it sets.
Finally, store the cookie batter in an airtight container, making sure it stays at room temperature.
3. Crispy Pretzel Bars
A great snack for kids or for adults craving something a little sweet, these crispy pretzel bars are a fun and delicious treat that can be made in next to no time.
There are six ingredients that you will need for this recipe, which are as follows:
- Rice Krispies
- Plain M&M’s
- Light Corn Syrup
- Pretzel Sticks
- Peanut Butter
Grab yourself a large, microwave-safe bowl and combine your corn syrup and sugar within it.
Microwave the mixture on high in the microwave for around two minutes, or until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Stir the peanut butter into the mixture until it is completely blended.
Next, add in the M&M’s, the pretzels, and the Rice Krispies and stir it up until everything is well coated in Rice Krispies.
Press the mixture into a greased pan and cut them up into bars so that they are ready to eat.
4. No Bake Thin Mints
If you are a fan of thin mint cookies, then these no-bake takes on the popular cookie are sure to be a snack that you will love!
You also only need three ingredients to make these no-bake thin mints:
- Semisweet Chocolate
- Peppermint Oil Flavoring or Crème de Menthe Oil
- Oreo Cookies
Begin by lining a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper.
Separate the Oreo cookie parts from the fillings of the Oreos. You won’t need the filling, so feel free to snack on it!
Melt your semisweet chocolate in the microwave (in a microwave-safe bowl) at fifty percent power. Make sure to stir the chocolate every thirty to sixty seconds and keep repeating the process until it is completely smooth and melted.
You can also melt the chocolate on a stovetop in a double boiler if you would prefer.
Stir in your mint flavoring into the melted chocolate.
Rest the Oreo cookie half on a fork and lower it into the melted chocolate mix until it is entirely coated.
Place each cookie on your lined baking sheet and then refrigerate the cookies until the melted chocolate sets.
5. Cherry Cream Cheese Dessert
Those who love soft and creamy desserts and the tang of cherries are sure to love this no-bake cherry cream cheese dessert!
For the crumbly base, you will need the following ingredients:
- Melted Butter
- Graham Cracker Crumbs
You will need these ingredients for the cherry cream cheese filling:
- Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Cherry Pie Filling
- Softened Cream Cheese
- Lemon Juice
- Vanilla Extract
In a bowl, mix together the graham cracker crumbs with butter and sugar.
Grab a separate bowl and beat the cream cheese until it is entirely smooth.
Begin to gradually add the milk until it is completely blended, and then beat in the vanilla and the lemon juice.
Top it off with the cherry pie filling.
So there you have five easy fifteen-minute no-bake treats that are incredibly simple to make as well as fantastically delicious!
As long as you are willing to put in the effort, there are no limits to what you can create when it comes to no-bake treats.
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