6 No-Bake Desserts (Slideshow)

Staff Writer
6 incredible desserts that don’t require an oven
No-Bake Boston Cream Pie Strata
Sabra Crock

No-Bake Boston Cream Pie Strata

No-Bake Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Pie

Martin Tremblay

The holidays are the perfect excuse to indulge in a no-bake cream cheese peanut butter pie.

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No-Bake Boston Cream Pie Strata

Sabra Crock

An unconventional combination: The flavors of a Boston cream pie are transformed into a casserole-style dessert that doesn't need any time in the oven. Homemade pudding is layered with a crunchy graham crackers and fudgy chocolate frosting. After it rests overnight in the refrigerator, it takes on a cake-like consistency, kind of like an icebox cake.

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Peppermint Fudge

Mele Cotte

This peppermint fudge is perfect for the holiday season. The best part is that it’s super easy to make and requires no baking. You can also use the base recipe and sprinkle on whatever holiday toppings you’d like. 

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Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries

Steve Legato

Here's a dessert that turns decadent strawberry cheesecake inside out. You get all of the flavor of a strawberry cheesecake, without the bake time. 

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Dirt Cake

Jane Bruce

This classic kids' dessert is easy enough to make, and doesn't require an oven. To jazz up the presentation, clean out tiny flower pots or sand pails for individual cakes. Or, if you're layering the cake in a standard cake pan like we did, freeze the cake and defrost it an hour before serving.

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Amaretti Grappa Balls

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Amaretti cookies (amaretto singular), are almond-flavored macaroons that are served all over Italy. Take this variation on the traditional Italian cookie to make an "adult" dessert with grappa. 

Click here to see the Amaretti Grappa Balls Recipe