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23 No-Bake Holiday Desserts to Make While Your Turkey Is in the Oven

No oven, no problem

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

T-minus four hours until dinner and your oven is at capacity. We’re talking turkey, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes—the works. But what about dessert? Whip up one of these out-of-this-world no-bake desserts and let your oven focus on the main event.


1.

Pumpkin Spice Icebox Cake

Like a PSL on steroids. (Really good steroids.)

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell 

2.

Dessert Lasagna

Who said a lasagna needs to be savory? 

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell 

3.

Chocolate Peanut-Butter Pretzel Bars 

The trifecta of flavors.

Love Bakes Good Cakes 

4.

No-Bake Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Way easier to eat than actual caramel apples.

Sugar and Soul 

5.

Milk Chocolate Tart

No frills, all smiles.

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

6.

Easy Nutella Mousse

Because we're fancy. 

Gluten-Free Palate

7.

Caramel Pretzel Pecan Bars

Salty, sweet, crunchy, chewy. Yes to all four.

Food in Pixels

8.

Caramel Cheesecake Shooters

Our kind of shooters.

Running to the Kitchen 

9.

Chocolate Coconut Pumpkin Bars

Coconut and pumpkin: Surprisingly great together.

Green Evi

10.

Sweet Potato Cake

We love sweet potato desserts.

Pure Ella

11.

Cinnamon & Spice Almond Truffles

Like doughnut holes, but a touch healthier.

Recipe Runner 

12.

Apple Pie Bites

Cuuuuute.

Paleo Running Momma

13.

Apple Cinnamon Cookies

These little guys are paleo and vegan.

Just Add Sprinkles

14.

Marshmallow Pumpkin Pie

Fluffy perfection.

A Treats Affair

15.

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Dreaming about that hard chocolate shell.

Plaid and Paleo 

16.

Pumpkin Cookies

We’ll have four, please.

Sweet & Savory by Shinee

17.

Mini Chai Latte Cheesecakes

Drink your chai and eat it too.

Dessert for Two 

18.

Pumpkin Tiramisu

Just don’t eat this too close to bedtime. (Because… coffee.)

White on Rice Couple

19.

Fluffy Cranberry Pie

Almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

Oh, Lady Cakes 

20.

Raw Fig Cheesecake

Oh man, same here…but someone’s gotta make the first cut.

Belle Vie

21.

Caramel Apple Cookie Dough Bars

Caramel on top not required but highly recommended.

Calm Mind Busy Body 

22.

Pumpkin Pecan Butter Tarts

Bite-size desserts are the best desserts.

Delishhh

23.

Nutella Cheesecake

Beats eating it by the spoonful out of the jar. (And if you’re super Nutella-obsessed, you’re welcome.)