Refresh your treats routine with these No-Bake Dessert ideas! This list includes easy no-bake desserts for cookies, cakes, bars, energy bites, and more, with options for your dietary needs.

You know the days where you want a sweet treat, but have zero interest in turning on the oven? Whether it’s hot outside, your oven is broken, or you’re just wanting something quick and easy, these no-bake recipes are the way to go!

We can all have our treats, no baking necessary. Straight from the fridge or freezer, these are sure to help cool ya off and make your day a little bit better. Bonus: there are recipes for every dietary need, whether you’re gluten-free, paleo, or vegan!

I also have a ton of fabulous no-bake recipes in my best-selling cookbook, Bakerita, like some of my favorite no-bake cheesecakes, easy snack recipes, and delicious homemade nut butters.

In this list though, we’ve got energy bites and bars, frozen treats, bars, tarts, cheesecakes, cookies, and snacks in this list, with lots of recipes from me and some from my favorite bloggers. You’re sure to find lots of no-bake healthy baking inspiration in the list below. I hope you can still appreciate a good vegan no-bake dessert because less fuss is always a good thing – right?! Enjoy!!

Know what you want?

No-Bake Cookies

  1. No-Bake Chocolate Dipped Banana Macaroons by Bakerita
  2. No-Bake Cookies Without Milk by Vegan Heaven
  3. Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies by Texanerin Baking
  4. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies by Beaming Baker
  5. Chocolate Dipped Crispy Peanut Butter Cookies by NattWrobel
  6. No-Bake Tiramisu Cookie by The Big Man’s World
  7. Chocolate Walnut Cookies by What the Fork
  8. Blueberry Macaroons by Petite Allergy Treats
  9. Fig Newtons by Evolving Table
  10. Vegan No-Bake Cookies by Karina’s Vegan Kitchen
  11. White Chocolate & Raspberry Cookies by Big Man’s World
  12. No-Bake Fudgy Quinoa-Chia Bites by Eating By Elaine
  13. Healthy No-Bake Samoa Cookies by The Pretty Bee
  14. Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Macaroons by Bakerita

No-Bake Bar Desserts

  1. No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake Bars by Bakerita
  2. Chocolate-Covered Vegan Cookie Dough Bars by Fooduzzi
  3. Healthy Vanilla Breakfast Blondies by The Big Man’s World
  4. Superfood Berry Cashew Cream No-Bake Bars by Food Faith Fitness
  5. No-Bake Peanut Butter Cream Bars by The Pretty Bee
  6. No-Bake Chocolate Strawberry Cashew Butter Bars by Bakerita
  7. No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars by Bakerita
  8. No-Bake Lemon Bar by Bakerita
  9. Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispy Bars by Bakerita
  10. Healthy Magic Bars by Evolving Table
  11. Chocolate Almond Butter Crispy Bars by Bakerita

No-Bake Pies & Tarts

  1. Oreo Peanut Butter Pie by Crazy Vegan Kitchen
  2. No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Tart by Bakerita
  3. White Chocolate Ganache Tart by Nm-Meiyee
  4. Healthy Blueberry Tarts by Evolving Table
  5. Chocolate Cream Pie by Bakerita
  6. No-Bake Raspberry Chocolate Tart by Bakerita
  7. No-Bake Peanut Butter & Jelly Tart by Bakerita
  8. No-Bake Healthy Blueberry Tarts by Evolving Table
  9. No-Bake Banana Caramel Tart by Bakerita
  10. Chocolate Pomegranate Tart by Bakerita
  11. Strawberry Lemonade Tarts by Bakerita

No-Bake Cheesecakes

  1. Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake by Bakerita
  2. No-Bake Cheesecake Jars by Lazy Cat Kitchen
  3. No-Bake Layered Blueberry Cheesecake by Bakerita
  4. Raw Vegan Raspberry Cheesecakes by Choosing Chia
  5. No-Bake Vanilla Bean Cheesecake by Bakerita
  6. Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Bites by The Plant Philosophy
  7. No-Bake Cashew Butter & Jelly Cheesecakes by Bakerita
  8. No-Bake Mint Chip Cheesecake by Bakerita
  9. Raspberry Cheesecake by The Movement Menu
  10. No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake by Bakerita
  11. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecakes by Bakerita

No-Bake Cakes

  1. Banana Bread Ice Cream Cake by Feasting on Fruit
  2. Vegan Cake Pops by Oh My Veggies!
  3. Lemon Icebox Cake by Maebells
  4. S’mores Cake by Bakerita
  5. Vegan No-Bake Fudge Cake by Leite’s Culinaria
  6. Blueberry Crunch Icebox Cake by Feasting on Fruit
  7. No-Bake Espresso Chocolate Cake by A Virtual Vegan

No-Bake Healthy Energy Bites

  1. Red Velvet Cookie Dough Bites by Bakerita
  2. Cacao Peanut Butter Fat Bombs by Bakerita
  3. 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter No-Bake Energy Bites by Beaming Baker
  4. Pumpkin Pie Balls by Evolving Table
  5. Gingerbread Energy Bites by Bakerita
  6. Strawberry Vanilla Bean Energy Balls by Bakerita
  7. Frozen Banana Bites by No Biggie
  8. Mocha Almond Fat Balls by Bakerita
  9. Carrot Cake Balls by Sweet As Honey
  10. No-Bake Snickers Banana Bites by Simply Quinoa
  11. Cranberry Lemon Balls by The Healthy Family and Home

No-Bake Energy Bars

  1. Trail Mix Granola Bars by Bakerita
  2. No-Bake Bounty Protein Bars by The Big Mans World
  3. Raw Hemp and Chia Seed Bars by The Healthy Family and Home
  4. No-Bake Energy Bars by Happy Foods Tube
  5. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chewy Bars by Bakerita
  6. Nutty Peanut Butter Granola Bars by Kristine’s Kitchen
  7. No-Bake Sprouted Nut & Seed Granola Bars by Bakerita
  8. Fruit ‘n Nut Bars by Whole and Heavenly
  9. 5-Ingredient Granola Bars by The Baker Mama

No-Bake Frozen Treats

  1. Frozen Caramel Banana Bars by Bakerita
  2. Frozen Blueberry Bites by Sugar-Free Londoner
  3. Paleo Vegan Orange Creamsicle Popsicles by Sabrina’s Sinless Secrets
  4. Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream by Leelalicious
  5. No Churn Chocolate Chocolate Chip Coconut Vegan Ice Cream by Beaming Baker
  6. Watermelon Mint Sorbet by Katalyst Health Blog
  7. Key Lime Ice Cream by The Roasted Root
  8. Acai Bowl by Bakerita
  9. Mint Chocolate Chip Nice Cream by Chocolate Covered Katie
  10. Chocolate & Raspberry Vegan Ice Cream Bars by The Loopy Whisk
  11. No-Churn Strawberry Ice Cream by What the Fork
  12. Chickpea Cookie Dough by Joyful Healthy Eats
  13. No-Churn Mango Turmeric Ice Cream by Unbound Wellness
  14. Lava Flow Popsicle by One Lovely Life

No-Bake Candy Recipes

  1. Chocolate Strawberry Fudge by Bakerita
  2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles by Bakerita
  3. Peppermint Patties Recipe by Bakerita
  4. Toasted Coconut Butter Cups by Bakerita
  5. Peanut Butter Kit Kat Crunch Bars by The Big Man’s World
  6. Homemade Snickers Bars by Bakerita
  7. Coconut Mounds by It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken
  8. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cups by Bakerita
  9. No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Cashew Bars by Cotter Crunch
  10. Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle Bars by Bakerita

I hope you love all of these no-bake desserts and snacks! There are so many good options for the whole year. Below is one of my no-bake favorites – creamy no-bake lemon bars! Give them a try, and enjoy :D

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These No Bake Lemon Bars are incredibly smooth and creamy with a bright and tart lemon flavor. These gluten-free, paleo and vegan lemon bars come together quickly and easily in a blender. 

No-Bake Lemon Bars (& More No-Bake Dessert Ideas!)

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  • Author: Bakerita | Rachel Conners
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Chill Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 16 bars 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: Healthy
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These No-Bake Lemon Bars are creamy, light, and packed full of tart lemon flavor. Make these bars or any of the 75+ delicious no-bake dessert ideas in this post!


Ingredients

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For the crust

For the cheesecake

  • 2 cups raw cashewssoaked for at least four hours or preferably overnight, drain and rinse before using 
  • ¼ cup full-fat coconut milk, shaken 
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted and cooled slightly
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup fresh lemon juice, use ¼ cup if you want it a little less lemony – you can always add more!
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Line an 8” square pan with parchment paper for easy removal, and grease well with coconut oil. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together the almond flour, melted coconut butter, melted coconut oil, and maple syrup. Press the dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  3. In a high-powered blender (I used my Vitamix, but most powerful blenders should do the job), combine all of the filling ingredients and blend for about 2-3 minutes, or until the mixture is silky smooth and creamy.
  4. Once it’s smooth, taste the mixture and adjust the sweetness/tartness levels, if desired. Pour the filling into the prepared pan over the crust and smooth the top. Hit the pan hard against the counter a few times to get out any air bubbles.
  5. Place in the freezer to set for at least 3 hours or until completely firm before slicing and serving.
  6. When serving, I recommend running your knife under hot water to warm it up before cutting the lemon bars with the still-hot (dried) knife. Serve frozen or let them thaw at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before serving. Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to three months.

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