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25 Easy, No-Bake Dessert Recipes for Kids

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You’ve got a gaggle of little ones addicted to MasterChef Junior, and an Easy-Bake oven isn’t going to cut it. If visions of spilled flour and spattered cake batter are dancing through your head, have no fear. We’ve rounded up 25 easy no-bake dessert recipes for kids that are sure to entertain your little (loveable) terrors. Practically zero adult supervision required.

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1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

You man the stove while the kids assemble.

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2. Ombré Ice Cream Cake

Have the kids pick five flavors, layer them in a pan and top with whipped cream.

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3. No-Bake Dessert Lasagna

Graham crackers, Oreos, chocolate filling, cherry jam and everything in between.

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4. Cookies-and-Cream Ice Pops

We had no idea instant pudding could do all this.

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5. Mini Caramel Apples

Sure, the kids will devour them. But they'll be most excited about the dipping.

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6. Peanut Butter Freezer Pie

Honey-roasted peanuts are a great crunchy finishing touch.

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7. Do-Si-Do Milkshake

An Instaworthy dessert in minutes? Don't mind if we do.

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8. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Skip the arm workout—the kids will be thrilled to stir themselves.

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9. Chocolate Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

Decorate with sprinkles, caramel, chocolate sauce, nuts and cookie crumbs.

Fork and Beans

10. No-Bake Apple Cobbler

All you need to pull it off is a microwave.

Dinner at the Zoo

11. Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

Aka the easiest dessert on the face of the earth.

The Creative Bite

12. Frozen Peanut Butter Banana Bites

The hardest part? Waiting for them to chill before gobbling them up.

Damn Delicious

13. Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Blueberry Pie

Store-bought blueberry pie filling makes this no-bake treat a breeze.

Plays Well with Butter

14. Frozen Yogurt Bites

It's as close to ice cream for breakfast as you'll ever let them get.

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15. Oreo Truffles

Choose your (cookie) fighter: regular or golden.

Half Baked Harvest

16. Mixed Berry Custard Tart

Cook the custard while the kids make the Ritz cracker crust, then decorate together.

Gimme Some Oven

17. Salted Chocolate Frozen Banana Bites

Use Magic Shell for a quick-hardening coating (store-bought or homemade).

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

18. Worms and Dirt

Trust us, it's tastier than it sounds.

Minimalist Baker

19. No-Bake PB&J Pie

You *technically* need to bake the graham cracker crust, but a store-bought one can fix that.

The Recipe Critic

20. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars

Since the kids can eat their weight in raw dough, it might as well be eggless.

Fork and Beans

21. No Bake Apple Donuts

Complete with PB-cocoa frosting and tons of toppings.

Cotter Crunch

22. 5-Ingredient Cake Bites

It turns out almond flour and gluten-free cake mix can work miracles.

How Sweet Eats

23. Lucky Charms Rice Krispie Treats

They've had breakfast for dinner—but what about dessert?

Spend with Pennies

24. No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake

The secret ingredient? White chocolate chips.

The Creative Bite

25. Chocolate Banana Quesadilla

It's a great excuse to teach older kids how to use a spatula or the stove.