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15 Easy No-Bake Dessert Recipes with Few Ingredients

These easy no-bake dessert recipes tick the three most important boxes you need in a dessert: easy, delicious, and quick to make. Enjoy browsing this long list of fifteen simple pleasures.

Easy no-bake dessert recipes, truffles, cakes and cookies with 5-ingredients or less collage.

5-Ingredient Desserts Recipes to Make at Home without Baking

Sometimes you can’t be bothered to preheat the oven. Maybe it’s too hot outside, or maybe you need a sweet treat as immediately as possible. 

These easy-to-make indulgences will wow your family. Here you have a splendid array of desserts from Marscapone Nutella Creme and White Chocolate Fudge to Lemon Ice Cream. There is something to please every palette.

If you are planning to entertain, these are your go-to no-bake recipes because they will help you throw together a mouthwatering dessert in ten minutes or less.

Life can be complicated, but dessert doesn’t have to be. Five ingredients or less will satisfy your need for sweet decadence. 

How to Make Dessert without Cooking

Choose a recipe and keep your oven off. Instead, create these desserts in your food processor and roll them into balls or layer ingredients in a baking dish and set them in the freezer.

No need for candy thermometers here either, folks. Plus, you only need heat for melting chocolate or butter; otherwise, you’ll keep your house cool.

Just because these desserts are simple does not mean they are short on tastiness. Satisfaction guaranteed!

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5-Ingredient No-Bake Dessert Recipes

Be charmed by this collection of no-bake dessert recipes. Each treat is the perfect combination of exquisite and simple. You may never turn on the oven again.

Coffee jello in a glass with milk.
Saiki K Coffee Jelly
Perfect for entertaining, this Japanese anime inspired dessert is chilled in the fridge, then served in individual cups with swirls of whipped cream or cut into cubes with a drizzle of condensed milk.
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A jar of chocolate sage ice cream with spoon and garnished with green herb.
Chocolate Sage Ice Cream
This ice cream is a creative, fresh sage recipe sure to delight your taste buds. First, make a custard with Dutch-process cocoa powder, dark chocolate, and a few classic homemade ice cream ingredients, then finish it off in an ice cream maker and enjoy.
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Fourth of July truffles with the US flag.
Easy Red, White and Blue Chocolate Truffles
Oreo truffles are darling bite-sized cookies that bring big smiles. They are irresistible morsels coated in white chocolate. These truffles are perfect for a party!
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Chocolate fondue in the middle of the fruit platter with a piece of strawberry being dipped in it.
Chocolate Fondue
This chocolate fondue is fancy and festive yet super simple. The rich and creamy chocolate dip is only three ingredients. Serve with an assortment of sliced fruit on skewers for a fun dessert.
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No-bake black and white balls of oreo truffles chocolate cream cheese on a white plate.
Oreo Truffles
These easy, no-bake Oreo Truffles are only four ingredients. Blended Oreos with cream cheese and coated with white chocolate is just brilliant. You’ll want to make Oreo balls for a potluck, a holiday, or just because!
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No-bake white chocolate oreo truffle balls on black plate with one piece on the side cut in half to showcase what's inside.
Cookie Truffles
Cookie Truffles are a three-ingredient no-bake recipe that is no joke. Use leftover Danish butter cookies, cream cheese, and melting chocolate to create a treat in just minutes. If you don’t have butter cookies, substitute them with any leftover cookies!
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Chocolate peanut butter balls on a plate with one off the plate surrounded by garnish.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls
Make protein-rich chocolate peanut butter energy balls with the kids. They are tasty treats ready in ten minutes. Sweetened with only maple syrup, they are a healthy dessert too.
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Close up photo of homemade peanut butter cups.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
These Homemade Peanut Butter cups are better than the store-bought version and super easy. Dark chocolate with creamy peanut butter gives all you want from a Reese's cup without artificial flavors or preservatives. Have these with a glass of red wine for the ultimate treat.
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Nutella slice on white plate.
Quick & Easy Nutella Slice
Attention, all Nutella lovers! Mascarpone Nutella Creme is a no-bake dream come true. This luscious pie of creamy Nutella on a biscuit base is dangerously simple to make.
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A plate of round pineapple slices covered in chocolate.
Chocolate Covered Pineapple Rings
These chocolate-covered pineapple rings are excellent for entertaining. They are adorable desserts that look like donuts. Plus, you can prepare this two-ingredient dessert in advance.
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Strawberry fool in a glass dish next to a piece of fresh strawberry.
Strawberry Fool
Make an easy dessert that is pretty in pink. Strawberry Fool is a light yet creamy no-bake treat made with only three ingredients. Whip it up in minutes, and then let it chill for two hours before serving.
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Close up photo of buckeye peanut butter bars in a stack.
Peanut Butter Buckeye Bars
Buckeye Bars are an easy crowd-pleaser since they have everyone’s favorite ingredients: peanut butter and chocolate. In addition, the homemade recipe is tastier, healthier, and cheaper than a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.
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Lemons cut in half and filled with ice cream and topped with mint leaves as garnish on a clear glass plate with a spoon.
Lemon Ice Cream
Lemon Ice Cream is one of the great no-baked desserts for kids. This Italian recipe is made in a blender! Can you believe that? Delight lemon lovers by serving the ice cream in half of a lemon peel.
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A stack of three white chocolate fudge with red, pink and gold sprinkles.
White Chocolate Fudge Recipe (3 Ingredients)
White Chocolate Fudge is the ticket for the holiday season or any other special occasion. Made with just three ingredients and ten minutes of your time, this soft, smooth, creamy fudge is beyond worth it.
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No-bake chocolate eclair cake on a plate.
No Bake Eclair Cake
Make a no-bake Eclair Cake which is a cross between Boston cream pie and a chocolate eclair. Layers of graham crackers, creamy vanilla pudding, and chocolate frosting taste amazing together. You are going to love this almost effortless five-ingredient dessert!
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