Easy No-Bake Desserts For When You Need Something Sweet—Now!
These light and fluffy treats are ready when you are.
Our Favourite No-Bake Desserts
Pistachio Mallow Salad
“This fluffy pistachio salad is a real treat since it’s creamy but not overly sweet. It’s easy to mix up, and the flavour gets better the longer it stands.” —Pattie Ann Forssberg, Logan, Kansas
Berry Pistachio Pie
“My grandmother used to make this pie when I was a small child. A Brooklyn woman gave her the recipe, but my grandmother could never remember the woman’s name or the name of the pie, comically dubbing it Lady from Brooklyn’s Pie. Feel free to use any flavoured gelatin, or try walnuts or pecans instead of pistachios. I use a store-bought graham cracker crust, but you can also use a chocolate graham cracker crust.” —Judy DeGrottole, New York, New York
“Because it’s so simple to make, this tropical fruit medley is great as a last-minute menu addition. Plus, this ambrosia salad requires just five ingredients.” —Judi Bringegar, Liberty, North Carolina
Pineapple Pretzel Fluff
“I often bring this special salad to potlucks, and everyone goes crazy for the sweet and crunchy combination. Be sure to add the pretzel mixture right before serving to keep it crispy.” —Beth Olby, Ashland, Wisconsin
Creamy Pineapple Pie
“Creamy pineapple pie is a light and refreshing dessert that’s quick to make and impressive to serve. This is one of our favourite no-bake desserts to complete a summer meal.” —Sharon Bickett, Chester, South Carolina
Banana Split Fluff
“This pretty pink mixture, rich with yummy fruit and nuts, is sure to disappear in a hurry. It’s a sweet and speedy treat that can be served as a dessert or salad.” —Anne Powers, Munford, Alabama
“Fruit molds are my specialty. This one, with its refreshing peach taste, makes a colourful salad or dessert.” —Adeline Piscitelli, Sayreville, New Jersey
Triple Berry No-Bake Cheesecake
“I’ve made many cheesecakes and enjoy them all, but they’re usually time-consuming. When I first tried this recipe, my husband said it was better than the baked ones, and that was a big plus for me!” —Joyce Mummau, Baltimore, Maryland
Frozen Margarita Mousse
“Who doesn’t love a frozen margarita? This creamy frozen mousse combines ready-to-drink margarita mix and whipped topping. It’s easy to put together and the freezer does all the work. Garnish with additional crushed pretzels and kosher salt to enhance the sweet and salty flavour.” —Debbie Glasscock, Conway, Arkansas
Rainbow Fruit Salad
“When my children were young, I would often dress up fresh fruit in this easy salad. Decades later, my grandchildren and great-grandchildren still love digging in to the fruity layers. The salad goes well with barbecued meats or cold sandwiches.” —Jonnie Adams Sisler, Stevensville, Montana
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