You were invited to a last-minute dinner party and offered to bring dessert (what were you thinking?). OK, just breathe. Breathe and reach for a container of Cool Whip. Yes, you read that right. This modern American delicacy can be used to make a plethora of delightful desserts, from pies and cakes to cookies and trifles. Best of all, a bunch of them are no-bake, meaning you won’t even have to preheat the oven.

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Chef In Training

Miniature S’more Pies

No campfire necessary.

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White Lights On Wednesday

Blackberry Napoleons

Store-bought pastry dough for the win.

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Kevin + Amanda

Peanut Butter Pie

Annnd there’s officially drool on our keyboard.

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I Heart Naptime

Raspberry Lemonade Cheesecake

No-bake and single-serve. A match made in lazy-chef heaven.

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The Girl Who Ate Everything

Boston Cream Pie

Good luck eating only one slice.

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Delish

Strawberry Milkshake Pie

Summer’s just around the corner after all.

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Hugs & Cookies Xoxo

Milk & Cookies Lasagna

No pasta cooking involved.

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Sugar & Soul

Cool Whip Ganache

We won’t tell if you eat it by the spoonful.

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Dine & Dish

Super Simple Chocolate Cookies

Almost too easy to make.

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Food Faith Fitness

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

Store these babies in the freezer for a rainy day…or a sunny one. They’re really for whenever you feel like it.

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I Wash You Dry

Strawberry Cream Pie Cannolis

Surprisingly simple but still impressive.

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Life, Love & Sugar

Peach Caramel Blondie Cheesecake

Just look at that caramel drip.

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Wonky Wonderful

Oreo Cookies and Cream Popsicles

Cooling and delightful.

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Lil’ Luna

Grasshopper Trifle

Minty fresh.

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Recipe Girl

Berry Almond Tart

Come on, it’s not that bad for you.

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