No-bake desserts are the perfect summer treat! They’re easy to make and you don’t have to heat up your whole home with the oven. Don’t let the lack of cooking scare you though––raw desserts are absolutely delicious! They are often healthier and have more nutrients than their processed and baked counterparts. Whether you are trying to transition to raw veganism or just looking for an easy vegan recipe for the summer, you will love these no-bake desserts! Ready to not bake dessert? Check out these 15 no-bake dessert recipes from our Food Monster App!
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1. No-Bake Cashew Chocolate Mousse Cake With Fresh Mint
Sometimes you just want a beautiful, decadent cake but don’t want to expend the effort of turning on the oven. This delectable No-Bake Cashew Chocolate Mousse Cake With Fresh Mint by Quelcy Kogel makes it possible! Made with dates that add a fruity note that complements the filling, this cake is a sure knockout hit.
2. Frozen Mini Mojito No Bake Tart
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Turn your go-to drink order into your new favorite no-bake dessert! This Frozen Mini Mojito No Bake Tart by Courtney West has the cocktail’s classic flavors of lime and mint, with a creamy avocado-based filling. So it’s basically the perfect summer dessert. Who doesn’t love a raw tart? Keep it in your freezer for when you need a refreshing treat. Or bring it to a party and impress all of the guests with your skills! Either way, you have to make this no bake mojito tart!
3. No-Bake Peanut Butter Fudge
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Major peanut butter lover? This dessert has everything you could want in a fudge. It’s smooth, velvety, and requires no cooking! Made with chickpeas, peanut butter, maple syrup, a dash of salt, a wink of vanilla, and just enough coconut oil to hold it all together, this No-Bake Peanut Butter Fudge by Gin Butters is actually healthy so, indulge away!
4. Classic No-Bake Coconut Lemon Tart
This is beautiful Classic No-Bake Coconut Lemon Tart by Josephine Watmore is so easy to whip up (it’s no-bake!) and will impress all your friends. Plus, the combination of lemon and coconut can’t be beat!
5. No-Bake Lavender Fig Custard Tart
The gluten-free crust is very easy to make. All you need to do is pulse the ingredients in a food processor until they form a sticky dough. The custard filling is a dream for all lavender lovers! The key is to infuse the coconut milk (or your milk of choice) with lavender for 20-30 minutes until the milk is fragrant and tastes like lavender. Mitra Shirmohammadi‘s No-Bake Lavender Fig Custard Tart is delicious!
6. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Caramel Bars
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Caramel Bars by Michele Elizabeth are super easy, no baking, vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free and super yum! The flavor of these bars is incredible, think the caramel center of a Twix mixed with a scoop of raw cookie dough that you know you can’t resist when making cookies!
7. No-Bake Spiced Apple Crumble and Peanut Butter Tart
Feel free to shake up the fruit you use – go for pears, add in some blackberries or cherries, or go for dates or dried cherries rather than raisins. You could also change the flaked almonds for walnuts or pecans. Even swapping the cinnamon out for ginger would work. Go with whatever your preference is. That’s the beauty of the this recipe – stick to the base and the topping and the rest is yours for experimenting with. Either way, this No-Bake Spiced Apple Crumble and Peanut Butter Tart by Pamela Higgins is a wonderful, fuss-free dessert for any occasion. Enjoy!
8. Macadamia Nut, Chocolate, and Espresso No Bake Brownies
Ever have an intense sweets craving, but no time or means to bake? Try these Macadamia Nut, Chocolate, and Espresso No Bake Brownies by Melissa Layne! Intense espresso paired with cacao makes for a decadent dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Best of all, it’s made of dates, so you can indulge!
9. No Bake Mint Cherry Buckwheat Tarts
These No Bake Mint Cherry Buckwheat Tarts by Leah Moldowan are so easy to make and almost dangerously easy to eat. The crust is chewy and coconutty, with a bit of buckwheat crunch. Then they are filled with a creamy vanilla bean and mint cream and then they’re topped with beautiful fresh cherries. The chewy and crunchy crust is just the perfect vessel for the smooth and creamy filling and juicy cherries.
10. No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake
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This easy, No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake by HeeJee Lee is the perfect little treat to make for a party, for your family, or just for you. The pop of pink will make you smile, but just wait until you taste them – you’ll be smiling even more!
11. No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Doughnuts
These No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Doughnuts by Amanda Smith are packed with all kinds of goodies. Made from dates, almonds, buckwheat, coconut, and cacao, they’ll fulfill your craving for something sweet while leaving you feeling nourished and energetic. Plus, they’re topped with a creamy peanut butter frosting. Yum!
12. No-Bake Lemon Bars
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13. No-Bake Berry and Spinach Cashew Cream Bars
These beautiful No-Bake Berry and Spinach Cashew Cream Bars by Taylor Kiser taste as good as they look. Each layer is luxurious, creamy, and packed full of blueberries, strawberries, and spinach. But, don’t panic, you don’t taste the leafy green; it’s just for color. No-bake dessert bars are the perfect healthy treat for a busy lifestyle because when a sweet tooth hits, you can just grab one and go on to your next errand. They’re also great for parties because not only are they delicious, but they’re also aesthetically pleasing! Everyone will be asking about and complimenting your no-bake dessert recipe! Make sure to grab one before they’re all gone!
14. No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake Bars
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Haven’t got the whole baking thing down but still want to indulge in seriously delicious dessert? This recipe for No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake Bars by Melanie Sorrentino is for you! It’s got an Oreo cookie crust, a velvety cream filling made with cream cheese, coconut milk, and more Oreos (of course), and a decadent chocolate topping because you can never have too much chocolate in one dessert. And the best part is, it’s simply a matter of setting up the layers and freezing, how much easier can it be?!
15. No-Bake Crimson Velvet Cheesecake
This cashew cheesecake is light and fluffy, yet rich, almost like a whipped frosting. The date-almond crust of this cheesecake is so good, you’ll be tempted to eat it before you even get the chance to press it into the pan. Serve this lovely No-Bake Crimson Velvet Cheesecake by Amanda Smith with a side of coconut whipped cream for that true red velvet vibe.
If you like these, make sure to check out 15 Decadent Raw Vegan (No-Bake) Dessert Recipes and Quit Baking! 50 Fabulous Raw Vegan Desserts You Need in Your Life … NOW!
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