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No Bake Desserts Everyone On The Table Will Love

Katya Bowd

Posted on October 20 2017

In our household, dessert is a must in order to say that a meal is complete. It’s a reward for my nephew every time he finishes the lunch I prepare for him. It’s the sweet treat that my sister needs just after a heavy dinner and it’s my favorite part of every meal. Desserts are beautifully crafted, sweet to the mouth and can be a great cleanser after something salty, sweet, and savory. However, cakes aren’t easy to come by, and really good homemade treats require time and effort such as baking. But, don’t think that you need to be a pastry chef in order to create wonderful treats for your family. Here are some delicious no-bake dessert ideas for your next family meal.

1. CHOCOLATE LASAGNA from Amanda’s Cookin

This is for your young one with the sweet tooth. This easy family recipe is great and requires simple ingredients that can be found anywhere. This can also be a great idea for your potluck dinners with your friends and their families. The kids will love this dish and the adults will make it their guilty pleasure as well.

INGREDIENTS:

36 pcs. of oreo cookies
6 tbsp. butter, melted
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
¼ cup sugar
3 ¼ cups milk, plus 2 tbsp., divided
12 oz. cool whip
3.9 oz. instant chocolate pudding
Mini chocolate chips

    PROCEDURE:

      • Crush oreos into fine crumbs then put in a medium bowl.
      • Pour all the melted butter in the bowl with the crushed oreos then stir until thoroughly mixed.
      • Pour the mix into a 9x13 baking dish and evenly press the crumbs across the dish
      • Use the same medium bowl, add the cream cheese and beat with a hand mixer until it’s fluffy. Add the 2 tbsp. of milk and sugar and mix well.
      • Using a spatula, divide the cool whip in half and fold half into the cream cheese mixture.
      • Spread the cream cheese mixture over the cookie crust and place it in the fridge for 10 minutes
      • While the mixture with the cream cheese is in the fridge, add the pudding mixes and 3 ¼ cup of milk in a large bowl and beat on medium until it thickens.
      • Spread the pudding over the cream cheese layer then put it back into the fridge for another 10 minutes.
      • Add the remaining cool whip over the pudding then garnish the dish with mini chocolate chips on top. 
      • Cover the dish with plastic wrap and let it chill for 4 hours in the fridge or 1 hour in the freezer before serving to your guest. 

       

      Cover the dish with plastic wrap and let it chill for 4 hours in the fridge or 1 hour in the freezer before serving to your guest.

        2. SAUTEED PEACHES from Martha Stewart

        This simple family dessert idea is easy to make and is a great way to introduce fruit into your kids’ diet. Martha recommends that this dish be served with vanilla ice cream and a shortbread cookie. Prepare this for your family in less than 20 minutes right after you prepare dinner; it won’t be much of a hassle.

        INGREDIENTS:

        2 tbsp. unsalted butter
        2 tbsp. Sugar
        4 large ripe peaches, pitted and each cut into wedges

        PROCEDURE:

        • Melt the unsalted butter over a medium heat using a large skillet
        • Stir the sugar in the melted butter.
        • Add the peaches in the skillet, cook it and stir until the sugar has dissolved and the peaches are warmed through and coated.
        • Do step 3 for 2 to 5 minutes then serve the dish immediately.

         

        3. FRESH FRUIT CHEESECAKE from Woman’s Day

        Another dish that incorporates a variety of fruits in your kids’ diet is this beautiful fresh fruit cheesecake. Not only is it packed with vitamins and nutrients from the fruits, it also doesn’t lose its sweet and creamy goodness that’s a trademark of every great cheesecake. This delicious recipe from Woman’s Day will be a great family meal dessert idea for every special occasion.

        INGREDIENTS:

        44 tea biscuits
        8 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
        16 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
        ½ cup granulated sugar
        1 ½ cup cold heavy cream
        2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
        2 clementines, peeled and sliced
        1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
        ¼ cup blueberries
        1 cup strawberries, sliced

          PROCEDURE:

          • Use the food processor to pulse the tea biscuits into fine crumbs.
          • Add the melted butter and combine it in the fine crumbs using the food processor.
          • Transfer the butter and biscuit crumb mixture in a 9-inch pie dish and press evenly on the bottom and up the sides.
          • Refrigerate the pie dish for at least 20 minutes.
          • Beat the cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl using an electric mixer on medium to high speed until it’s smooth. This will take 2 minutes.
          • Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually add the cream.
          • Increase the speed to medium to high and beat until stiff peaks form. This will take 3 minutes.
          • Beat in the lemon juice to combine the cream cheese mixture then spread it evenly into the crust.
          • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours up to 2 days, covering lightly with plastic wrap after 1 hour.
          • Top the cheesecake with the fruits and serve.

           

          4. CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE BALLS from Spoon University

          This chocolate goodness is not only delicious; it’s also a healthy food recipe alternative for your kids. Instead of you giving them high calorie, low nutrient content chocolate cookies, you can serve these cookie balls made up mostly of dry oats, bananas, and peanut butter (which can also be homemade).

          INGREDIENTS:

          ⅓ cup creamy peanut butter
          2 ripe bananas, mashed
          2 ½ cups dry oats
          Vanilla extract
          ½ cup chocolate chips

            PROCEDURE:

            • Combine the peanut butter, mashed bananas, and vanilla extract in a medium bowl until it’s well mixed.
            • Mix the oats and chocolate chips in the peanut butter mixture.
            • Make these oats into small balls, put them in the fridge and wait until they are chill.
            • Serve them up as dessert for your family.

            5. NO BAKE BUCKEYE BARS from The First Year

            Sometimes, a little guilty treat covered with chocolatey goodness is just what your family needs to end the day. Give your loved ones a treat with this family dessert idea that they will all surely enjoy!

            INGREDIENTS:

            CRUST

            1 cup chocolate graham cracker crumbs
            6 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted

              PEANUT BUTTER LAYER

              ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
              8 oz. cream cheese, softened
              1 cup powdered sugar
              2 tsp. vanilla extract
              1 cup heavy cream

                CHOCOLATE GANACHE

                ½ cup chocolate chips
                ¼ cup heavy cream

                  PROCEDURE:

                  CRUST

                  • Mix the graham crumbs and melted butter in a small mixing bowl.
                  • Press the mixture evenly in an 8-9 inch square baking pan.
                  • Refrigerate the pan for 30-60 minutes.

                    PEANUT BUTTER LAYER

                    • Combine the peanut butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract in a large bowl then beat the mixture using a mixer until it’s combined perfectly.
                    • Beat the heavy cream in a smaller separate mixing bowl until stiff peaks form.
                    • Add the heavy cream to the peanut butter mixture and mix on low speed till it’s incorporated.
                    • Spread the peanut butter filling evenly on top of the refrigerated crust.
                    • Cover the pan with a plastic wrap and place it in a freezer for 5 hours.

                      CHOCOLATE GANACHE

                      • In a medium, heat proof bowl, put the chocolate chips.
                      • In a small pot over a low heat, heat the heavy cream until just before boiling.
                      • Pour the heavy cream over the chocolate chips then allow the mixture to stand for 1-2 minutes.
                      • Stir the mixture with a spatula until it’s smooth.
                      • Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.
                      • Add the mixture to the peanut butter and crust.
                      • Cover the pan with a plastic wrap and return it to the fridge or freezer until the ganache is set.
                      • Cut the squares and serve to your family.
                      Prepare this dish for your family and see if they’ll enjoy it! If you already did, let us know what they think in the comments section below.

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