Easy No-Bake Desserts for the Holidays

Author: Lauren Ross


The holidays are a special time of year, filled with festive parties, decorations, and more. If you find yourself short on time during the holiday season, check out these easy, no-bake desserts. Yummy!

Peppermint Fudge

Nothing screams the holidays like cheerful music, mistletoe and candy canes. At your upcoming holiday gathering, serve these delicious peppermint fudge squares. With its beautiful pink coloring and crumbled candy cane topping, this dessert is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Recipe via Shugary Sweets

Gingerbread Oreo Cheesecake

Now this treat might just be too cute to eat! Bite-sized, no-bake cheesecake is the ideal dessert for any occasion. The tiny Wilton Gingerbread Man, of course, is the cherry-on-top of this excellent holiday dessert.

Recipe via My Baking Addiction

Banana Pudding with Salted Caramel Drizzle

Love old-fashioned type treats? Then this home-style banana pudding might just be the dessert of your dreams. Based on a traditional southern comfort recipe, this rendition will bring you comfort and joy because of its no-hassle directions and scrumptious taste. Imagine yourself enjoying this treat by a roaring fire in the fireplace, sounds heavenly right?

Recipe via Just a Taste

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Chocolate and peanut butter just go together! Add some festive sprinkles and you have a fast and easy treat in a matter of minutes. Need something quick for an impromptu get-together? These are sure to be a hit. (They’d make great snacks for Santa, as well!)

Recipe via Averie Cooks

Amaretto Snowballs (V & GF)

A four-ingredient recipe…is this real life? Yes! These adorable snowball cookies only require 4 simple ingredients and make great treats to take to a cookie swap. The snowballs pair well with warm cocoa on a cold winter’s night. For the kid-friendly version, use amaretto extract instead of amaretto liqueur.

Recipe via Pure Ella