Save yourself some time and precious oven space with the delicious no-bake Thanksgiving desserts.
They’re sweet, easy, and perfect for the holidays.
30 Delicious No-Bake Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes
Thanksgiving is a big foodie holiday. And from the turkey and fixin’s to all those pies, it can be overwhelming!
Especially if you’re feeding a crowd.
So, why not take the pressure off this year and try one or more of these gorgeous no-bake Thanksgiving desserts?
From pumpkin pie to apple parfaits, they’re just what you need to end a family feast.
This no-bake pumpkin dessert is a fantastic way to have a classic Thanksgiving pie without the hassle.
You’ll love the added decadence of the chocolate Oreo crust (use pre-made to keep it simple).
But you’ll really love the easy filling. A quick blend of cream cheese, sugar, pumpkin, and Cool Whip, it’s smooth, festive, and colorful.
Is there anything more adorable than this festive turkey cheese ball? It almost looks too cute to eat!
But with so many creamy and sweet flavors, you’ll have no problem digging in.
It incorporates cream cheese with pecans, brown sugar, and chocolate on the inside. Plus, even more on the outside, too.
Dig in with salty pretzels, fresh fruit, or cookies.
Forget meats and cheeses, this year, it’s all about the dessert charcuterie boards!
This Thanksgiving dessert platter will be all the rage at your next party. And you can make it using all kinds of pre-made treats.
So find some fun cookies, cakes, brownies, and more, then arrange them on a nice wooden board.
How easy is that?
For anyone who enjoys warm spices but doesn’t love pumpkin, this no-bake recipe is for you!
The crusts are lightly spiced with cinnamon, and the filling has a delightful blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.
They need a few hours to chill, but they’re ideal for mingling. So make a big batch, add some pecans, and dig in!
These pumpkin delight bars are light, creamy, and easy to whip up in a jiffy.
With a buttery pecan crust and layers of whipped cream and pumpkin puree, it may just put grandma’s pumpkin pie to shame.
Okay, not really (sorry, Grandma!), but it is pretty darn tasty.
In a sea of pies and cookies, your loved ones will race to grab one of these fun chocolate and pumpkin parfaits.
They’re so colorful and lovely, and the fusion of pumpkin and chocolate is out of the world.
They pair crushed Oreo cookies with pumpkin puree, cream cheese, and spices. Arrange in beautiful layers, and let the compliments roll in.
This pecan pie ice cream is a dessert you can make days ahead of Thanksgiving and whip out of the freezer with flair on the big day.
Homemade ice cream is always a big hit, and this pecan pie recipe is heavenly.
With vanilla, chopped nuts, brown sugar, and caramel sauce, my mouth is watering just thinking about it.
If you’re an apple pie lover, you have to try these no-bake parfaits.
Like the recipe above, they’re layered desserts in individual glasses or bowls. Only this recipe is loaded with apple pie flavors.
If you have the time, making each element from scratch is more than worth it.
If not, just grab your favorite granola, apple pie filling, and Cool Whip.
Trifle typically has a few key components. There’s something creamy, something spongey, and something with a kick of flavor.
That usually includes custard, vanilla cake, and raspberry jam.
But this no-bake trifle calls for store-bought pumpkin cake and ginger snap cookies, vanilla and pumpkin pudding, and Cool Whip.
It looks incredible in a big glass dish. So much so, nobody will care if it’s not from scratch.
Who can resist an insanely creamy peanut butter pie? Not me!
And this one is so rich and fluffy, I’m sure you’ll feel the same.
It pairs a cream cheese and peanut butter filling with whipped cream topping and a simple chocolate Oreo crust.
But my favorite part is the topping.
Go crazy with Reese’s Pieces, peanut butter cups, pecans, walnuts, and chocolate drizzle.
Classic tiramisu is a wonderful treat, but making it is time-consuming. Also, it’s not the most festive dessert.
Luckily, this no-bake dessert recipe captures the delicate mouth-watering textures with classic fall flavors.
And it looks just as good as it tastes.
Simple yet complex, elegant yet rustic, it’ll turn heads at any party.
Like the ice cream recipe above, you can make this icebox cake a day or two before the big day.
So if you have a lot of family coming over, it’s a terrific way to save some time in the kitchen.
It tastes like autumn on a plate with light, creamy layers of apple, cream cheese, and brown sugar filling sandwiched between layers of Graham Crackers. Yum!
I’m a card-carrying dessert addict. But even I can’t manage anything huge after a big Thanksgiving feast.
And that’s where these light and tasty holiday truffles come in!
They’re bite-sized sweets you can serve on a platter. And you and your family can have as many (or as few) as you like.
A lot of Thanksgiving desserts focus on warm spices, apples, and pumpkins. And I love all that.
But I know plenty of people that don’t. So this one’s for them!
You’ll use whole oatmeal creme pies for the base, along with a simple filling of cream cheese, cheesecake-flavored pudding, and half & half.
It’s sweet, fudgy, and perfect for any occasion.
15. Pumpkin Fudge
Fudge is another lovely, bite-sized dessert everyone will enjoy.
It’s rich, creamy, dense, and dreamy. And this recipe also includes warm spices and real pumpkin puree.
Add some crushed Graham Crackers to the top, and it’s like a mouthful of pumpkin pie.
Let’s move away from the beige and orange and try something a bit more vibrant!
Because cranberry and orange are just as festive for Thanksgiving, right?
Even if you don’t quite agree, you have to admit – they look fabulous!
And one bite of the orange-infused cream and zippy cranberry sauce is enough to change your mind!
Vegan and gluten-free friends, this one is for you!
These Snickerdoodle bars have a delicious base of oat flour, cinnamon, applesauce, maple syrup, almond butter, and vanilla.
And the filling is a yummy, creamy blend of soaked cashews with dairy-free milk, vanilla, and maple syrup.
I’m a sucker for a good dessert dip. And again, after a big meal, it’s nice to have just a little sweetness to finish the night.
This cheesecake dip is so creamy with simple ingredients like cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and festive sprinkles.
Serve alongside butter cookies, pretzels, and fresh fruit.
Here’s another fantastic vegan dessert everyone will go gaga for.
This time, the base is more chewy, thanks to the dates. There’s also a lovely nutty finish.
Meanwhile, the filling needs just three ingredients: cashews, pumpkin, and maple syrup.
Need something that you can make a few days ahead of time? This simple no-bake apple yum yum is a dessert that only gets better the next day.
It incorporates layers of Graham Crackers with creamy cheesecake sandwiched between apple pile filling.
And the longer it sits in the fridge, the better it tastes!
How pretty is this dessert? It makes a lovely end to a filling meal and doesn’t sit as heavy in your stomach as pecan pie.
It’s super tart with just the right amount of sweetness and creaminess. And you can’t beat that bright contrast in colors.
Featuring cranberries in cherry jello with crushed pineapple, it’s light, sweet, and super fruity.
Have you been patiently waiting for an easy pecan pie recipe? You just found it!
Pecan pie is one of my favorite Thanksgiving staples, and these no-bake pie cheesecakes are even better than pie.
With a buttery Graham Cracker crust, creamy pecan-infused cream cheese filling, and a topping of caramel and nuts, it’s like heaven on a plate.
These pumpkin cream pie trifles capture all the best flavors of fall.
Pairing gingersnap cookies with pumpkin pie puree and whipped cream, the hardest part is spooning it all into glasses.
The flavors are bold and punchy, and it comes together in a flash. Your guests will love these beautiful desserts!
We’ve had vegan and gluten-free, so it’s time for a dessert for the ketoers!
And boy, does this one deliver!
The spiced, nutty base is crumbly yet firm. Meanwhile, the sweet, pecan-packed filling is sticky, sweet, and impossible to resist.
If you’re in the mood for pecan pie but don’t need it to be sugar-free, try these mini tarts.
Each little bite is like an entire pecan pie in your mouth. They’re so good, you’ll want at least two or three.
The nutty almond and pecan crust pairs wonderfully with the pecan pie filling.
That’s got Medjool dates, maple syrup, and pecans for a nice chewy-sweet finish.
I always feel a little guilty making this pumpkin spice puppy chow.
It comes together in minutes with little to no effort, but it always overshadows the other desserts on the table.
Few can resist the siren call of this pumpkin spice snack. So don’t bother trying!
Think no-bake apple cobbler can’t be done? Think again!
This dish is crunchy, sweet, and very tasty! And it combines rich pumpkin spices with crushed almonds and macadamia nuts for the no-bake cobbler base.
But it doesn’t end there.
Layer with a tender apple pie filling, and serve with a whipped cream or ice cream dollop.
No Thanksgiving party table is complete without this pumpkin fluff dip.
Just make some vanilla pudding, then mix in Cool Whip, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice.
Mix until smooth, then serve with all kinds of tasty dippers.
From the orange hue to the sweetly-spiced cookies, this is one of my favorite Thanksgiving treats.
You’ll need Biscoff cookies for the base, and Biscoff spread for the filling. To the latter, you’ll add white chocolate, cream cheese, and marshmallow creme, too!
Serve with caramel and more cookies!
No matter your age, Rice Krispie treats are always a crowd favorite.
And if you want to impress your guests (and the kids), this pumpkin Rice Krispie pie will be the talk of the table.
It may look like a pumpkin pie, but it’s 100% Rice Krispies.
Slice it up like a pumpkin pie, and garnish it with a dollop of whipped cream. How cute!
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