This holiday season, why not indulge in some deliciously easy no-bake Christmas desserts?
I know the holidays often come with a full oven, so I’ve created this list of the best recipes for no-bake Christmas desserts that will free up oven space!
Not just for Christmas puddings on Christmas day, these simple desserts are great for holiday parties, cookie swaps, church potlucks, family dinners, festive gifts and more.
Personally, I think a homemade food gift is the best kind of treat! But then again, I’m a bit of a sugar addict...
Christmas baking can sometimes be a faff, but these holiday recipes come with minimal effort, maximum taste.
This collection of sweet treats will give your oven a rest, instead using a microwave, the hob or even just your fridge or freezer. Most can also be made in advance, saving you time on the big day too!
A festive no-bake cheesecake always goes down a treat! These don't require all the faff of baking them and a water bath, etc. Instead, they use whipped cream to give them structure and a deliciously light and airy texture.
1. Gingerbread Orange No-Bake Cheesecake
If you love crunchy ginger biscuits and zesty orange, then you’ll love this gingerbread orange no-bake cheesecake!
2. White Chocolate Orange No-Bake Cheesecake
Creamy white chocolate and zesty orange filling on a crisp cookie base (use graham crackers or digestive biscuits!). It's an easy no-bake cheesecake full of festive flavor.
3. Bailey's Irish Cream No-Bake Cheesecake
This Baileys Irish cream chocolate cheesecake is no-bake and delicious! Oreo base, creamy Baileys filling and Irish cream chocolate ganache top.
4. No-Bake Chocolate Orange Cheesecake
Perfect for the festive season, this no-bake chocolate orange cheesecake is a delicious and easy Christmas dessert idea.
5. No-Bake Peppermint Cheesecake
If you are looking for an easy Christmas dessert, this no-bake peppermint cheesecake is perfect. The deliciously subtle peppermint flavors in this super simple dessert are great for the holiday season.
6. No-Bake Eggnog Cheesecake
This no bake eggnog cheesecake is so easy to make. It requires little active time and is a great make-ahead dessert option for the holidays. And the gingersnap crust makes it so delicious and festive!
7. No-Bake Christmas Cheesecake
Check out this tasty No-Bake Christmas Cheesecake! It's so bright and colorful, sure to be a showstopper for after your Christmas dinner.
8. No-Bake Red Velvet Cheesecake
A light and airy no bake red velvet icebox cake has layers of red velvet Oreo cookies, red velvet mousse, white chocolate mousse and homemade whipped cream. The bright red combined with the white makes this dessert a real festive treat!
Pies and Tarts
Pies and tarts always top my list for a great no-bake holiday treat. They come in all different colours and flavors, which is great when you're feeding a family.
You can also buy pre-made pie crust and tart cases from the store to skip a few steps for an even easier dessert.
9. Cranberry Pomegranate Tart
A light and tangy cranberry pomegranate curd tart with hints of white chocolate and a gingerbread base. This pretty dessert is perfect for your holiday table. It's also vegan, so great for feeding a crowd.
10. No-Bake Turtle Pie
This no bake turtle pie couldn’t be simpler. This pie starts with a homemade cookie crust, and has a caramel cheesecake filling, and is topped with your favorite Turtle candy ingredients like pecans and chocolate.
11. No-Bake Peppermint Pie
This dessert recipe will quickly become a holiday favorite! It combines subtle peppermint flavor for the perfect balance with marshmallows, whipped cream and a chocolate sandwich cookie crust. Yum!
12. No-Bake Cookie Pie
Fluffy, creamy, chocolatey, crunchy…all of the above! It doesn’t get any easier than this decadent no-bake cookie pie! Only minutes to prep, leaving you lots more time for the rest of your Christmas cooking.
Chocolate bark with a Christmas twist! These special treats are made from melted chocolate with a variety of fun add-ins for easy no-bake Christmas recipes.
13. White Chocolate Christmas Bark
A milk or dark chocolate layer is topped with peppermint white chocolate and decorated with crushed candy canes and festive sprinkles - an easy bark for Christmas gifting! It's a family favorite in my household.
14. Reindeer Chocolate Bark
This Christmas bark recipe is a fun idea for a no-bake Christmas dessert! It’s so easy and quick to make with just 5 ingredients. The little reindeer faces are just so cute!
15. Chocolate Pretzel Bark
A delicious festive bark with chocolate, pretzels and Christmas sprinkles! A great no-bake holiday treat with a salty crunch that's perfect for chocolate lovers. Decorate with a melted chocolate drizzle for a lovely finishing touch.
Soft and chewy, fudge is a delicious holiday treat. Most of these easy fudge recipes can be made using a microwave. You can also make it in advance for the perfect holiday food gift for friends and family!
16. White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge
An easy white chocolate Christmas fudge - one-bowl, no-bake and only 4 ingredients! Decorate with fun sprinkles and crushed peppermint candies for a fudgy mint chocolate full of Christmas cheer.
17. Chocolate Orange Fudge
A taste of Christmas, this chocolate orange fudge uses just 3-ingredients and a microwave - super easy and delicious!
18. White Chocolate Oreo Fudge
A simple and tasty white chocolate cookies n cream fudge, perfect for Christmas!
19. Brigadeiro (Brazilian Fudge Balls)
These rich and fudgy Brigadeiro are a traditional Brazilian dessert made with condensed milk, cocoa powder, and butter. They are delicious as a sweet party treat or tasty edible gift.
20. Butter Pecan Bourbon Fudge
This fudge is loaded with toasted, crunchy pecans, spiked with bourbon, and dusted with a pinch of cinnamon. It makes a wonderful holiday treat for gift-giving.
Christmas Truffles and Balls
These round goodies are the ultimate in homemade Christmas gifts! Package them up in a fancy gift box or bundle them into a gift bag and tie them up with a ribbon. I know I'd be thrilled to find them in my Christmas stocking!
21. Bourbon Gingerbread Truffles
Boring gingersnap cookies not doing it for you? Then turn those cookies into delicious bite-sized bourbon gingerbread truffles that taste absolutely divine. Perfect for gift-giving, to serve with coffee or just to snack on. They're also vegan!
22. No-Bake Gingersnap Balls
Two types of peanut butter and some cinnamon make these cookie balls complex, gooey and spicy. The powdered ginger brings a deep, aromatic heat mellowed perfectly by earthy date syrup. These festive bites require only 5 ingredients and one-bowl!
23. Bailey's Irish Cream Chocolate Truffles
Only 3 ingredients, this tasty Bailey's Irish cream chocolate truffle recipe is perfect for a boozy Christmas gift!
24. White Chocolate Truffles
White chocolate truffles that are incredibly easy to make, with nuts, a hint of liquor, and easy to make ahead and kept refrigerated or frozen. You can easily vary the booze and the type of nuts.
25. Peppermint Oreo Truffles
Peppermint Oreo truffles all decked out for the holidays! Only 4 ingredients necessary to make these no bake oreo candy cane truffles.
26. Amaretto Truffles
Only 4 ingredients in these simple, rich and delicious Amaretto truffles. An easy recipe to whip up with the flavor of Amaretto that is a perfect holiday dessert for the adult crowd to enjoy! Classy and delicious!
27. Chocolate Almond Snowballs
Make ahead and freeze these easy no-bake chocolate almond snowballs. These chocolate coconut snowball cookies are gluten-free with a sugar-free option! They make a pretty addition to a holiday dessert tray. No oven needed!
28. Biscoff Truffles
These super easy no bake 3 Ingredients biscoff truffles are the most decadent and delicious bite size treat. Made from biscoff cookies (speculoos), cookie butter spread and dark chocolate, these biscoff balls are the perfect edible gift for the Holidays or everyday sweet snack!
29. Cranberry Bliss Balls
No bake cranberry bliss balls are a healthy grab and go snack filled with dates, nuts, cranberries and Holiday Spices. (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free).
30. Peppermint Schnapps Truffles
Made with four simple ingredients these no-bake truffles are infused with peppermint liqueur then sprinkled with crushed candy canes. Add a hint of alcohol to your Christmas cookie tray with this festive indulgence.
Other Holiday Candy
Homemade candy makes the best Christmas gift! Check out these no bake Christmas treats for some easy recipes to sweeten up your Holiday season.
31. Peanut Butter Cups
These no-bake peanut butter cups are a perfect grab n’ go breakfast, snack, or dessert. They combine creamy peanut butter with old-fashioned oats, dried fruit, and your favorite dairy-free chocolate. The result is a super-tasty, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free breakfast treat, snack, or dessert!
32. Grinch Bites
Delicious and festive Grinch Bites for your Christmas cookie platter or wonderful as gifts.
33. Chocolate Covered Orange Peels
Chocolate covered orange peels are the perfect treat for the festive season! Great for gifting, snacking or as a healthier treat. This recipe is naturally gluten-free.
34. Pecan Caramel Clusters: Homemade Turtles
These delicious pecan caramel clusters are the perfect homemade candy recipe, perfect for Christmas! If you like homemade turtles, you’ll love this chewy pecan caramel candy dipped in chocolate for a special treat.
35. Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake Bites
Delicious bite size morsels of chocolate covered cheesecake. Perfect for the festive season as tasty snacks and gifts.
36. Old-Fashioned Classic Toffee
This classic old-fashioned toffee recipe is a holiday and family favorite. It is easy to make and results in the best sweet caramel flavor that toffee is. Covered in semi-sweet chocolate and slivered almonds throughout make for the most amazing homemade toffee recipe.
37. Boozy Marshmallows
Tasty and boozy liqueur marshmallows are perfect for a Christmas coffee or hot chocolate. They make a great gift for adults too! Decorate with festive white, red and green sprinkles.
Cereal and Rice Krispie Treats
I felt this needed its own category. I love a rice krispie treat, especially at Christmas! They're a classic no-bake treat, and these Christmas dessert recipes have a delicious festive twist.
38. Reindeer Treat Bars
Super quick and easy to make holiday, these reindeer treat bars are perfect for those that want to stay on the healthier side with their Christmas snacks.
39. No-Bake Scotcheroos
Have you ever made Scotcheroos? They're amazing and so easy to make using crispy rice cereal! If you like peanut butter and butterscotch you will be in love with these bars. They make great DIY Holiday gifts too.
40. Cornflakes Christmas Clusters
This simple 4-ingredient recipe is festive, tasty, and you can make them in about 5 minutes. These are a great tasting holiday treat your whole family will enjoy.
41. White Christmas
This easy no bake white Christmas recipe is a delicious update on a classic Aussie dessert. With white chocolate, crunchy cereal and tangy red cranberries, it makes a pretty addition to any Christmas dessert table and fantastic homemade Christmas gifts.
42. Rice Krispie Christmas Puddings
Let the festive baking begin with these festive rice krispie Christmas puddings. Easy to make, they are a fun Christmas recipe to make with kids. Ready in no time, they make great last-minute treats or a cute handmade Christmas gift to share with family and friends.
43. Christmas Popcorn Balls
Christmas popcorn balls made with gooey marshmallows, popcorn, butter, M&Ms, and sprinkles make a fun and festive no-bake holiday treat - the perfect gift!
44. Christmas Wreath Cookies
Perfect to make with kids, these Christmas wreath cookies use cornflakes, mini marshmallows and candy melts to make pretty treats perfect for festive snacking!
45. Christmas Rice Krispie Treats
These Christmas rice krispie treats are easy Christmas treats that kids and kids at heart will love. They’re loaded with seasonal M&Ms, sprinkles, and mini marshmallows.
46. Hot Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats
These hot chocolate rice krispie treats are loaded with sweet marshmallows and chocolate flavor! It’s a super fun twist on a classic dessert and they even have hot cocoa mix in them! Perfect for any chocolate lover.
47. Reindeer Food (Christmas Puppy Chow)
This reindeer food is a fun and festive Christmas puppy chow recipe that's easy to make with only 7 ingredients! Reindeer chow is a cute gift for friends, neighbors and coworkers!
These Christmas cookies are made without an oven. These no-bake cookie recipes are quick and easy to make. Perfect for easy cookie swaps and unique Christmas cookie ideas!
48. Edible Christmas Candles
Need an impressive Christmas treat that you can make in no time? Try this easy hack: store-bought cookies, almonds, and sugar glaze make these sweet edible Christmas candles a festive table decoration or gifts for the office.
49. Slatka Salama (No-Bake Rolled Wafer Cookies)
Made with a cookie wafer and that is loaded with crumbled cookie bits, raisins and walnuts that is tightly rolled and then cut into smaller portions; it is a traditional European dessert recipe and family favorite.
50. Haystack Cookies with Butterscotch & Peanut Butter
A 3 ingredients no-bake cookie made from butterscotch chips, peanut butter and chow mein noodle snacks.
51. Christmas Tree Oreos
These easy Christmas Oreos are a fun holiday recipe. Christmas tree shapes are piped onto coated Oreo cookies and then covered with sprinkles!
52. Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
These chocolate peanut butter sandwich cookies are a super quick treat. With this easy recipe, you just start with crackers and build a fast masterpiece! Plus, you don’t have to bake a single thing. You can also decorate with Christmas sprinkles for more festive joy!
53. Chocolate Coconut Macaroons
These chocolate coconut macaroons are bursting with chocolate and coconut flavor and you have the option to bake or no-bake them - it's your choice. This is one of the easiest macaroon recipes you can make in just a few minutes using chewy coconut flakes and dark chocolate, and without condensed milk or eggs.
54. Keto No-Bake Coconut Cookies
This vegetarian no-bake coconut cookie recipe is perfect for sweet cravings and sweet gifting. They taste very similar to bounty bars, but these cookies are even better—they’re healthy, low-carb, and vegetarian.
55. Gingerbread Edible Cookie Dough
Edible gingerbread cookie dough is a eggless, no-bake holiday delight! This gingerbread dough recipe makes enough to share, and takes just 10 minutes to make.
56. Eggnog Cookie Dough Bars
Eggnog cookie dough bars are easy no-bake desserts perfect for serving as a holiday treat or for including on your Christmas cookie platters or for Holiday parties!
57. Mint Chocolate Creme de Menthe Cookie Bars
This recipe for no-bake Creme de Menthe bars is a huge hit for Christmas. These chocolate mint confections are somewhere between a candy and a cookie and are a huge hit with everyone who tries them.
Festive Ice Cream Desserts
Christmas is a great time to chill (sorry couldn't resist!), so why not whip up some ice cream desserts for the festive season!
58. Ice Cream Sandwiches with Gingerbread Cookie Dough
Vegan ice cream sandwiches with no-bake gingerbread cookie dough! These frozen treats are healthy, refined sugar-free, gluten-free and don't require an ice cream maker!
59. Billy Miner Pie
If you are a fan of ice cream and Oreos then this copycat The Kegs Billy Miner pie recipe will be a winner for you. Made with an Oreo pie crust base filled with mocha ice cream, topped with sliced almonds, and drizzled with lashings of hot caramel and fudge sauce. It's a great make-ahead dessert for Christmas day!
60. Reese’s Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
This Reese’s ice cream sandwich cake is an extremely easy to make no-bake dessert for Christmas. You will taste delicious layers of ice cream sandwich, vanilla bean ice cream, Hershey’s chocolate syrup, Reese’s peanut butter topping, cool whip and Reese’s cups.
Other No-Bake Festive Goodies
These unique Christmas desserts don't really fit into their own category so I've made one up for them! They're all deliciously gorgeous and would make a great addition to your dessert table for a festive party or to enjoy on Christmas day.
61. Snowy Cranberry Relish
This Christmas relish dessert has bright red cranberries in cherry jello and a delicious cream cheese marshmallow topping - yum!
62. Pandoro Christmas Tree Cake
A delicious no bake dessert for Christmas that's spectacular to look at and delicious to eat. Using the Italian Christmas cake Pandoro with ricotta and mascarpone, this easy cake is sure to please everyone!
63. Chocolate Lasagna
This chocolate lasagna is a cookie crust topped with layers of cheesecake filling, pudding, whipped cream and chocolate chips. An impressive no bake dessert that’s perfect for feeding a crowd, especially great if you're hosting this Christmas!
64. Mascarpone Espresso and Amaretti Parfaits
These easy no-bake mascarpone espresso and amaretti parfaits taste like coffee flavoured cheesecake but take very little time to prepare!
65. Cranberry Fluff Salad
This cranberry fluff salad is made with pineapple, fresh cranberries, marshmallows and whipped cream. This festive dessert is simple to make and always a hit at gatherings!
66. Peppermint Pretzel Christmas Wreaths
Easy peppermint pretzel Christmas wreaths recipe. Perfect for a quick and simple last-minute dessert idea for the Holidays.
67. Tiramisu Cups
Easy mini tiramisu in jars! The best twist on the classic Italian dessert. Layers of mascarpone and ladyfingers in a glass, make this the perfect festive party dessert.
68. Poached Pears in Red Wine with Cinnamon Cream
Spiced red wine poached pears make a classy and festive holiday dessert to serve at any Christmas or Thanksgiving party. This delicious sweet treat made from fruit poached in mulled wine is paired with a homemade cinnamon cream that compliments the pears perfectly.
69. Strawberry Trifle (with an Easy Special Custard)
Strawberry trifle is the perfect fancy dessert for Christmas. It's beautiful, yet so easy to make. You'll for sure impress all guests with this amazing dessert that can feed a crowd.
70. Orange Panna Cotta
Orange panna cotta is a creamy and fresh dessert, one of the Christmas dessert ideas you can make for your family! If you like easy no-bake desserts, this creamy and fresh panna cotta recipe is for you. A beautiful dessert in a glass!
71. White Chocolate Rocky Road
This white chocolate rocky road recipe is perfect for Christmas and other special occasions. This delicious slice is full of nuts, cranberries, fruit jellies, and marshmallows and has a wonderfully soft and crunchy texture with every mouthful.
72. Chocolate Tiffin
Nothing is easier to make than a no-bake chocolate tiffin fridge cake: crushed cookies mixed with melted butter, honey, sugar and cocoa powder that’s left to chill in the fridge till hardened. Topped with an eye-catching chocolate marble design. Perfect to serve at Christmas!
73. Rudolph Red Nose Treats (Christmas Donut Holes)
These easy no bake Rudolph red nose treats are the perfect way to kick off your Christmas party, breakfast, or movie night! These Christmas donut holes are also so much fun to decorate together with your kids!
74. No-Bake Cranberry Yum Yum Bars
Two fluffy whipped cream layers sandwich whole berry cranberry sauce filling to create a cranberry version of this classic Southern American dessert.
75. Stovetop Cranberry Gingerbread Rice Pudding
Make this festive and easy, gluten-free cranberry gingerbread stovetop rice pudding in under 15 minutes, with condensed milk, cranberries, leftover cooked rice and no egg!
76. No Bake Christmas Bars
Tiffin bars with a dark chocolate ginger cookie layer topped with white chocolate and sprinkled with pistachios and cranberries.
77. Marshmallow Frosty Hats
These marshmallow frosty hats are a tasty, seasonal treat that can be eaten alone or serve as adorable cupcake toppers!
78. Mexican Guava Charlotte Cake (No-Bake Carlota)
This tropical no-bake dessert is easy to make, super creamy, and delicious. Bonus: It's made with only 5 ingredients…Marias cookies, guava paste, cream cheese, condensed milk, and lime juice.
79. Gingerbread Banana Pudding
This gingerbread banana pudding is such a fun and delicious dessert. Not only is it a unique dessert but it’s also a very easy no-bake recipe.
80. No-Bake Christmas Marshmallow Treats With Oreos
Gooey melted marshmallows, crushed Oreos, decadent white chocolate, and a hint of peppermint come together for these no-bake Christmas marshmallow treats that just scream holiday spirit!
More Christmas Dessert Ideas!
If you’re looking for more great ideas for your next festive holiday party, why not check out some of these other Christmas dessert ideas!
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