11 Easy No-Bake Desserts

May 24th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Beat the heat with these easy no-bake desserts. There’s no need to turn on your oven – keep it cool and easy by adding your own flair to store-bought treats. Top cupcakes with homemade candy toppers or use store-bought cookies to make your own ice cream sandwiches (great for summer birthday parties).

With these quick and simple projects, you can enjoy the sweet taste of summer without breaking a sweat!

Jumbo Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies

Keep your kitchen (and yourself!) nice and cool this summer with these Jumbo Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies. Made using store-bought cookies and your favorite ice cream flavor, these frozen treats make a great after-dinner dessert or kid-friendly treat for a summer birthday party.

Golden Rainbow Cupcakes

Jazz up a batch of store-bought cupcakes with a colorful icing rainbow. No need to spend hours tinting icing, just use our pre-colored icing pouches to create colorful rainbow arches, perfect for any type of celebration. Don’t forget to add a dash of gold sugar sprinkles for a finishing touch!

Delicious Dessert Kabobs

Kabobs are a staple at almost every summer BBQ, but now you can enjoy them for dessert too! Made using store-bought brownie bites, pound cake, donuts, marshmallows and summer berries, these sweet kabobs will please kids and adults alike! Don’t forget that much-needed drizzle of melted Candy Melts candy before serving!

Mini Banana Bites

Turn slices of bananas into little sweet treats with these Mini Banana Bites. Simply dip slices of banana into melted Candy Melts candy, then sprinkle with your favorite toppings (we love shredded coconut, dried fruit or nuts). No guilt in having two or three, right?

Candy-Dipped Ice Pops

Add a splash of color to your favorite ice pops with bright shades of Candy Melts candy. A super fun project to do at a birthday party or for a summer sleepover, these Candy-Dipped Ice Pops are quick, fun and oh so sharable!

Busy Bee Donut Pops

If you’re a busy bee and don’t have time to make cake pops for your party, never fear! You can use store-bought donut holes to make these Busy Bee Donut Pops. Just dip your donuts in melted Candy Melts candy and top with a cute bumble bee icing decoration. Bee-utiful!

Watermelon Ice Cream Cones

These sugar cone ice cream cones are (almost) too cute to eat! Decorated using Color Mist food color spray, these Watermelon Ice Cream Cones are a great way to serve up your favorite ice cream, sherbet or sorbet.

Rice Cereal Treat Donuts

Feel better about indulging in your donut craving with these Rice Cereal Treat Donuts. Decorated using Simply Delicious icing and sprinkles (which contain no artificial colors, flavors or high-fructose corn syrup), you can enjoy a donut or two without the guilt!

DIY-Lish Lollipop Kit Cupcakes

Use our DIY-Lish Lollipop Kit and your favorite store-bought cupcakes to make these adorable ice pop treats. Decorated using Candy Melts candy, these sweet pops add fun color and flair to your dessert table. Great for a summer BBQ or birthday party, these cute cupcakes are sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

Succulent-Topped Pudding Cups

Add the perfect crowning touch to an already tasty snack with these Succulent-Topped Pudding Cups. Use the Easy Blooms decorating tips to pipe one-squeeze flowers on your favorite chocolate sandwich cookie, then let it sit on a pudding cup for a lunch time dessert that’s simply succulent!

Tropical Leaf Cupcakes

Get a taste of island living with these Tropical Leaf Cupcakes. Save yourself added time and stress by using your favorite store-bought cupcakes, then topping them with homemade candy leaves. Great for a retirement or tropical tiki party, this easy decorating project will have you in and out of the kitchen in no time!

Which one of these quick and easy projects is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below or show us your easy, snappy summer sweets by tagging us on Instagram @wiltoncakes.


Desiree Smith Desiree is the Public Relations Manager at Wilton. She spends her days monitoring media opportunities, working with newspaper, magazine and television contacts, collaborating with bloggers and handling a variety of other odds and ends. Desiree has a degree in journalism and experience writing for newspapers and television. Outside of Wilton, she enjoys running and planning outings with friends.

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