Take a look at my collection of easy No-Bake Holiday Desserts for sweet treats that make preparing for the holidays a breeze! From cookies to bars and cake, there’s something for everyone, and the best part is you don’t even have to turn on the oven.
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The cozy scent of freshly made Christmas cookies is just one of the many things that make the holiday season so special. While I’m all for spending hours in the kitchen baking desserts, sometimes I’m a little short on time and need to whip up something in a pinch. Especially during the holiday season when schedules can get a little crazy!
That’s when these no bake holiday desserts come in to save the day. Every bit as delicious as baked recipes, I always keep these treats on hand as a crowd-pleasing backup plan during the busiest time of the year. From No-Bake Christmas Crunch Cookies to Peppermint Bark, and No-Bake Chocolate Eclair Cake, there are plenty of options to get you through the entire season and beyond!
33+ No Bake Holiday Desserts Recipes
The holiday season runs from Halloween through New Year’s, and it’s often jam-packed with parties and gatherings – all of which require dessert! Whether you’re looking for a simple recipe to bring to an office cookie swap or a tasty treat to feed a crowd, you’re sure to find something everyone will love with the tasty no bake holiday dessert recipes below!
1. No-Bake Christmas Crunch Cookies
Cookies with just four ingredients and no baking required? Yes, please! These No-Bake Christmas Crunch Cookies are perfect for, well, crunch time if you need a quick dessert option. With no oven required, they couldn’t be easier to toss together.
2. No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake
For an easy twist on pumpkin pie, try my recipe for No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake! You’ll get all the warm, familiar flavors of pumpkin pie folded into a creamy cheesecake base, and you won’t need to turn on the oven!
3. No Bake Pumpkin Pie
Skip the traditional pumpkin pie and make a no-bake pie with half the effort and all the flavor instead! This No Bake Pumpkin Pie features a layer of graham cracker crust with cream cheese and lightly spiced pumpkin filling and is finished off with sweet Cool Whip for a dessert no one can resist.
4. No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake
Cheesecake always feels festive no matter the season, and a chocolate cheesecake will make the perfect sweet ending to any holiday meal. This No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake is packed with chocolate flavor and a creamy topping and sprinkled with mini chocolate chips to take it over the top!
5. No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Cups
Serve these No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Cups as a fun Halloween or Thanksgiving dessert! Little hand-held bites of creamy pumpkin are packed with delicious fall flavors for a special sweet treat that’s quick and easy to make.
6. No Bake Cookies
When it comes time to fill up holiday cookie boxes, turn to these No Bake Cookies to make life easy! Made without peanut butter and with just 10 minutes of prep time, they’re a tasty treat everyone can enjoy worry-free!
7. No Bake Chocolate Eclair Cake
A No-Bake Chocolate Eclair Cake with layers of graham crackers, vanilla pudding, and chocolate frosting is an easy, decadent dessert. The graham crackers soak up the pudding mixture, creating a cake-like texture, while the chocolate frosting provides a rich flavor reminiscent of the icing on top of a traditional chocolate eclair!
8. No-Bake Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Balls
I love to tuck no-bake, 3-ingredient peanut butter balls into my holiday cookie tins! Plus, they’re made with oats and honey. So, they’re a tad on the healthier side but still taste indulgent.
9. Haystack Cookies
A classic dessert, Haystack Cookies require just 5 ingredients and 10 minutes! Sweet, salty, and crunchy, they’re utterly irresistible and the perfect to add to your holiday desert table.
10. No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Truffles
Made with a secret ingredient of storebought chocolate chip cookies, these No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Truffles look and taste as if they came from a gourmet bakery but are unbelievably simple to make!
11. No Bake Peanut Butter Pie
Creamy, dreamy No Bake Peanut Butter Pie is an always-welcome holiday dessert! You can dress it up with chocolate shavings for a festive touch, but it’s absolutely perfect as is. Plus, just 4 ingredients are needed, and you’ll use a premade crust for easy prep!
12. No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars
I love all things peanut butter, and No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars are no exception! Creamy peanut butter is mixed with crushed Nilla wafers for crunch and flavor. Then, the bars are topped with decadent melted chocolate for a sweet treat you’ll find yourself craving all year long.
13. Crock Pot Candy
I love making edible gifts for the holidays, and this Crock Pot Candy recipe is always at the top of my list! You’ll use the crock pot so you won’t have to deal with the oven OR the stove. All you need is chocolate, peanuts, and a few other simple ingredients to make delicious candy. Feel free to add colored sprinkles for a festive touch!
14. Peppermint Bark
Homemade Peppermint Bark is such a gorgeous old-fashioned holiday recipe! It features a base of rich, dark, semisweet chocolate topped with a layer of peppermint-flavored white chocolate. Then, chopped up bits of candy canes garnish the top for extra cruch and sweet, refreshing taste.
15. Easy Oreo Truffles
If you love Oreos and you love cheesecake, you’re sure to love Oreo truffles! These homemade cookie truffles are made without an oven and feature cookie crumbs rolled with cream cheese and dipped in melted white or dark chocolate. Another great one for the cookie box!
16. Caramel Apples
Skip the storebought options, and make homemade Caramel Apples instead! Serve them for a fun Halloween treat. Or, surprise your Thanksgiving guests with apples placed next to the pumpkin pie.
17. Bananas Foster
For a quick and easy no-bake recipe, make bananas foster! It’s perfect over ice cream and makes an impressive-looking dessert without much effort on your part, meaning its wonderful during the busy holiday season.
18. Lemon Cream Cheese Pie
For a refreshing alternative to the rich chocolate desserts often served during the holidays, make this lemony no-bake cream cheese pie! It’s slightly similar to lemon meringue pie but without the fuss of making a meringue or needed to bake the filling. All your guests will love this one!
19. Peanut Butter Fluff Pie
Sweet peanut butter infuses this deliciously fluffy pie that also happens to be a no-bake dessert. You’ll fold together marshmallow fluff, peanut butter, cream cheese, and heavy cream to make a crowd-pleasing pie that’s perfect to bring to a holiday potluck.
20. No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake
A pretty addition to your holiday table and the perfect way to end a meal, this No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake recipe is exactly what it sounds like – a cheesecake that you don’t need to bake!
One of my favorite holiday treats, I look forward to homemade Buckeyes all year! Made with a base of sweet, creamy peanut butter balls, they’re dipped in rich chcooclate and set out to dry for the ultimate no-bake perfection.
22. Old-Fashioned Saltine Cracker Toffee
This super easy toffee recipe needs just 4 ingredients and no oven! Butter, brown sugar, chocolate, and, of course, saltines combine to make a treat you won’t be able to stop eating.
23. Ice Cream Pie
To make this sweet and easy ice cream pie perfect for the holidays, sprinkle chopped candy canes over the topping instead of or in addition to the sprinkles! You’ll love serving this special no-bake dessert.
24. Red Velvet Waffles
Technically, waffles can be classified as a no-bake dessert because they’re cooked in a waffle iron and not the oven! For a twist on the traditional dessert, serve a red velvet waffle topped with vanilla ice cream and crushed candy canes for a wonderful, festive treat.
25. Snickers Salad
Don’t you love a salad that is actually made out of candy? Yes! This easy, Snickers Salad recipe will be a welcome addition to any holiday dessert table. Scoop it up with homemade cookies!
26. Cool Whip Pie
Creamy, dreamy cool whip pie is sweet and decadent. During the holidays you can top it with crushed gingerbread cookies, candy canes, seasonal fruit, or make the recipe exactly as it’s written.
27. Oreo Ice Cream Cake
I make this dessert a lot during the summer months, but it’s totally acceptable to serve Oreo Ice Cream Cake during the holidays, too! This cold, creamy, and super chocolatey no-bake dessert is always welcome no matter the season.
28. Millionaire’s Pie
If you need a quick yet tasty dessert for last-minute holiday company, make Millionaires Pie! You need just 10 minutes or less to whip this up, and no oven is required!
29. No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake
A rich cheesecake always feels just right to serve during the holidays. It’s so decadent, and when it’s no-bake you won’t have to fuss. Try my No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake for a beautiful and delicious dessert option.
30. Coconut Cream Pie
A sweet and fragrant Coconut Cream Pie is as pretty as it is tasty. A creamy coconut filling is balanced on a cookie crust for a wonderfully easy no-bake treat.
31. Classic French Silk Pie
This amazing French Silk Pie is so much better than store-bought, and it’s a beautiful and festive sweet for the holidays! Chocolate filling is topped with whipped cream and more chocolate to make a sumptuous dessert.
32. Chocolate Cream Pie
Similar to french silk pie, Chocolate Cream Pie is a dream of a dessert. The silky smooth filling is rich and creamy, and you can bet that everyone will love it.
33. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pie
The classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate is featured in this decadent Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pie. Creamy peanut butter is topped with a layer of chocolate to look like the familiar candy.
34. Marshmallow Fruit Dip
Put out a big bowl of Marshmallow Fruit Dip during your next holiday gathering and watch it disappear! This fluffy, sweet dip is a lovely addition to any potluck table.