Thanks to these easy no-bake Christmas desserts, you can have a yummy treat ready in a flash.
And you don’t have to sacrifice any oven space!
25 Best No-Bake Holiday Desserts
Holiday baking is fun, but it can get stressful after the tenth batch of cookies.
Not only that, but the kitchen soon warms up after hours spent mixing and baking.
So, whether you need something cold or need to save precious oven space for dinner, these no-bake Christmas desserts are ideal.
And from cookies to fudge, there’s plenty to choose from.
1. No-Bake Peppermint Oreo Blossoms
I make chocolate-dipped cream cheese Oreo balls every Christmas.
And this recipe takes things up a notch but uses the same basic principle. You’ll just flatten them into an Oreo shape instead of rolling them.
Add a holiday chocolate Kiss and some sprinkles, and they’re ready to be devoured.
2. Christmas Cookie Fudge
After a big holiday feast, sometimes all I can manage is a single bite of something sweet.
And this fudge is perfect.
Serve it on a platter and let your family and friends have as much or as little as they like.
Though, they might want a few pieces when they taste how good it is!
3. No-Bake Christmas Log
The Christmas Yule Log is another holiday favorite. Unfortunately, not a lot of people take the time to make them.
After all, you have to bake a thin sponge, roll it, chill it, unroll it, fill it, and roll it back up.
It can be a time-consuming and sometimes challenging process.
That’s not the case with this Christmas log, though! Instead, you’ll make a mixture of processed nuts, cookies, and chocolate. Yum!
4. Salted Peanut Butter Christmas Trees
These tasty trees have everything you could want from a Christmas dessert.
They’re sweet, salty, creamy, and crunchy. There’s even a hint of caramel in with the peanut butter and chocolate!
Even cutting and decorating them is simple.
5. Chocolate Christmas Pudding Bomb
This Christmas dessert is gorgeous, festive, and wonderfully decadent.
Featuring chocolate, cookies, marshmallows, dried fruits, and more, it’s fully loaded with incredible taste and texture.
And don’t let the 4-hour prep time scare you away. Almost all of that is hand-off chill time.
6. Christmas Reindeer Crack
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love snack mix. Sweet, savory, salty, or spicy – there’s a snack mix for everyone.
And this one is the perfect combination of sweet and salty.
It features mini pretzels, Chex, roasted peanuts, and sweet M&Ms. Toss all that in melted white chocolate, and you’re on to a winner.
Serve it in see-through bags with ribbon for the reindeer or in glass jars as gifts. So cute!
7. No-Bake Gingerbread Cheesecake
It’s hard to beat these mini, single-serve, no-bake gingerbread cheesecakes. They’re sweet, tangy, gently spiced, and conveniently easy to serve.
They don’t take much time or effort to make, either.
Just spoon, pipe, and sprinkle!
8. Christmas Gumdrop Nougat Candy
This soft, chewy, nougaty candy is bright, colorful, and joyfully festive.
You can make it with four simple ingredients and less than 30 minutes of hands-on time.
As written, the recipe yields about 60 pieces. That should be plenty for most holiday celebrations.
Of course, you could double the recipe and keep people satisfied all season long!
9. Pandoro Christmas Tree Cake
This lovely layered cake may look complicated, but it’s actually effortless. And it all starts with pre-made Pandoro cakes.
Slice it nice and thick, layer in some sweet ricotta, and add the garnishes. The whole process shouldn’t take longer than 15 minutes.
10. Hot Chocolate Lasagna
Hot chocolate and Christmas go hand in hand. And what better way to indulge than this hot chocolate dessert?
It starts with a simple Oreo cookie crust, over which you’ll spread a dreamy cheesecake layer.
Next is chocolate pudding with mini marshmallows mixed in, and finally, Cool Whip. Yum!
11. Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake Dip
Do you remember the Great Christmas Tree Cake Shortage of ‘22? Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes that is.
We searched for weeks before we found a box! And they’re still kind of hard to find.
But if you do get lucky, you have to make this dessert dip! It’s thick, creamy, super-sweet, and impossible to resist.
12. Christmas Tree Cheesecake Mousse Cups
Nope! Those aren’t cupcakes you’re seeing!
They’re small cups of decadent Christmas-colored mousse, and they are divine.
Every light, airy bite is like a little taste of heaven. And they’re ready in just 10 short minutes.
What more could you ask for?
13. Peppermint Marshmallow
This fluffy, sugary treat may look impressive, but it’s super straightforward to prepare.
You’ll make a quick, homemade Oreo crust.
Then you’ll add the sweet, indulgent marshmallow filling. The texture is incredible, and you’ll love the fresh notes of peppermint in every bite.
Biting into the occasional hidden chocolate bar doesn’t hurt, either.
14. Candy Cane Pie
This pie, too, starts with an Oreo crust and is full of peppermint flavor. But the filling has a bit more to it.
It’s a sweet, tangy cream cheese mixture with gelatin, chocolate, pudding, and more.
Feel free to grab a ready-made crust since the filling is a little involved. That way, it’ll be in the fridge asap.
15. Philadelphia No-Bake Cheesecake
‘Tis the season for white and red desserts. And what’s better than a creamy white cheesecake with tangy cranberry sauce?
This recipe is an excellent base for all kinds of flavors – caramel, blueberry, lemon, chocolate, etc.
But for a really festive finish, I suggest topping it with cranberry sauce and orange zest. Yum!
16. Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark Recipe
Making chocolate bark is pretty much a given for me, no matter what holiday I’m celebrating.
And this particular recipe is one of my favorites, thanks to the peppermint flavor.
It’s easy to make, sweet, crunchy, and full of chocolate-minty goodness. It’s a hard recipe not to like.
17. Christmas Lasagna
Christmas lasagna is a fantastic layered red, white, and green dessert.
You’ll start with a shortbread cookie layer. Then, there’s a peppermint cheesecake and a pudding layer.
Finally, you’ll top it with Cool Whip, marshmallows, sprinkles, and M&Ms.
It’s melt-in-your-mouth soft, festively colored, and dreamy till the last bite.
18. No-Bake Melted Reindeer Bark
Here’s another fun Christmas bark recipe to make with your kiddos. Each one looks like a red-nosed, pretzel-antlered reindeer!
They’re chocolatey, crunchy, and have the perfect amount of salt to offset the sweetness.
19. Sugar Cookie Truffles
Whether you made a few too many or have a box spare, these sugar cookie truffles are too good to miss.
You’ll need just three ingredients (four if you want sprinkles) and less than 30 minutes.
But they taste like you spent hours in the kitchen!
20. No-Bake Eggnog Pie
This six-ingredient eggnog pie is sweet and abundantly flavorful. It also smells incredible, thanks to the cinnamon and nutmeg.
From the crumbly Graham Cracker crust to the silky, delicate filling, it tastes like sweetened, spiced eggnog in pie form.
And unlike some Christmas nog, this pie is totally kid-friendly.
21. White Chocolate Mousse
Sweet, smooth, and oh-so-creamy, this white chocolate mousse is a thing of beauty.
Be sure to use top-quality chocolate here since it’s the star of the show. And yes, you need real egg yolks for the richest finish.
Top it with chocolate shavings, fresh cranberries, or even crushed candy canes. Yum!
22. Santa Brownies
Want a fun and exciting treat? I have just the thing!
Start with store-bought brownies (the recipe calls for Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies).
Then all you do is add candy cane ‘legs’ and sprinkles!
They’re super fun and great for kids.
23. M&M’s Marshmallow Dream Bars
The next time you need a last-minute Christmas dessert, try these insanely good marshmallow dream bars.
Just melt some chocolate and butterscotch chips with creamy peanut butter. Then mix in mini marshmallows.
Top it off with red and green M&Ms, and pop it in the fridge to set. Easy peasy!
24. Easy Christmas Jello
How fun is this layered jello dessert?
Full disclosure: making and setting each layer takes a little time, but the prep work is a breeze.
And if you use the freezer to help each color set, it shouldn’t take too long!
25. Gingerbread Trifle
Technically, every trifle is (or can be) a no-bake dessert. Just buy the cake or cookie layer ready-made, and you’re all set.
Take this recipe, for example. You’ll use store-bought gingerbread cake and cookies, along with whipped cream, cookie butter, and caramel.
When you get this layered in the dish, nobody will care if it’s from scratch. They’ll just want the biggest portion!
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