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Spring has arrived and the warm weather means you may not want to fire up the oven to enjoy some delicious sweet treats. Thankfully, there are plenty of no-bake recipes you can try this year that are still just as satisfying!
Here are some light and tasty spring-inspired treats that don't require baking.
1. Peanut butter cup pie
Who doesn’t like Reese’s? If you’re a fan of the popular candy, you’ll love this peanut butter cup pie! Not only does it require zero baking, it’s made out of the most delicious ingredients: Oreo pie crust layered with peanut butter and creamy chocolate mousse, and topped with whipped cream! It truly doesn’t get any better than this.
2. Berry lemon tartlets
If you’re a fan of fruity desserts, these berry lemon tartlets are for you! The perfect spring treat, this dessert is made out of graham cracker crust with lemon curd filling (the recipe recommends store-bought — how easy?!) and topped with fresh berries of your choosing. You can even let your little ones help decorate the tartlets for some family-friendly safe “baking.”
3. Cinnamon French silk pie
If you want to get a little fancy with your no-bake dessert-making endeavor, we recommend trying out this cinnamon French silk pie. Decked with delicate chocolate curls and sprinkles of cinnamon, you’ll be sure to wow your guests with little effort! This recipe calls for a homemade graham cracker crust or ready-made pie crust (we’re not judging!), filled with rich chocolate filling, then topped with homemade (or store-bought — again, who are we to judge?).
4. Vanilla coconut icebox cake
When it’s warm outside, your body typically craves cooler treats, like this vanilla coconut ice box cake. If you think a no-bake cake is too good to be true, today is your lucky day! Requiring only refrigeration (no baking necessary!), this cake is made of graham cracker crust with a light and creamy coconut filling — the perfect spring dessert and a crowd-pleaser!
P.S.: If you like icebox cake, check out our step-by-step tutorial for putting your own spin on this classic no-bake dessert.
5. Crispy cereal treats
Who says cereal can’t qualify as dessert? This crispy cereal treats recipe allows for experimenting with various types of cereal and marshmallow base. Making this creative dessert is the perfect activity for you and your little ones! Let them get their hands dirty (with marshmallows, of course) in the kitchen without the risk and hassle of a hot oven, and allow them to choose what dry ingredients to add from the cereal aisle. After trying this recipe, you’ll have a happy family with full bellies!
6. Samoa pie
Spring is Girl Scout Cookie season, and you can’t go wrong with this Samoa-inspired pie recipe! Made out of all the best ingredients, like shredded coconut, caramel, and melted chocolate, this pie has a shortbread or chocolate crust (your choice!) and creamy filling that’s sure to satisfy.
Not in the mood for making desserts, but looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? Order some sweet spring treats from The Cookie Cups today!