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 Nutella Cheesecake with Oreo Crust
This dessert recipe for a no-bake Nutella cheesecake with an Oreo crust will make your mouth water! Its rich and decadent milk chocolate hazelnut taste also makes it perfect for the festive holidays.
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. M&M Cookie Dough Fudge
A creative and delicious dessert that combines the flavor of cookie dough and creamy fudge, packed with festive M&Ms. Perfect for parties and the holidays!
18. Chocolate Christmas Fudge
A simple and tasty chocolate fudge, perfect for Christmas with its festive sprinkles and m&m's.
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.