Easy No-Bake Desserts for the Holidays

November 20th, 2018 by Desiree Smith

Prepping for the holidays is a time-consuming and often stressful undertaking. Between shopping for ingredients, cleaning the kitchen, and timing everything to be ready at the same time, it can seem like a Herculean task. When it comes to the final course, give yourself – and your oven – a break. Impress guests with these simple and delicious no-bake desserts!

peppermint pie recipe

Peppermint is a holiday season flavor favorite, and of course pie is a holiday dinner staple, so the combination of the two makes for a perfect pair!

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cookie butter no-bake cookies

Buttery, tasty cookies that you don’t have to heat up the oven for are a holiday miracle! These scrumptious cookies are ready in a matter of minutes – but your guests don’t need to know that!

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guinness pretzel truffles recipe

Bite-sized treats are great for little ones, but these no-bake delights are made especially for grown-ups! The classic taste of chocolate meets the satisfying crunch of pretzels, and a rich cocoa flavor is released with the addition of a Guinness Stout. Make sure these don’t end up on the kids’ table this year!

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grasshopper pies

While the name might not sound too appetizing, these mini no-bake treats are as tasty as can be. Create personalized pies for the guests at your holiday party in no time at all, and kick back and enjoy your not-so-hard work with them!

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chocolate peanut butter mug cake

The salty taste of peanuts and the sweetness of cocoa are a crowd-pleasing dream team of flavor combinations. When you have a hankering for this perfect pair and don’t want to bother with heating up your oven, try this fun Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Recipe that only requires a few ingredients, a mug, and a microwave. For a sneak peak into how this will turn out, check out this video to see how our kitchen experts made it!

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honey whiskey balls

For another adult-only batch of treats, try out our Honey Whiskey Balls. Simply combine ingredients into a bowl and scoop out into little bite-sized balls, dust with a coating of your choice – we suggest cocoa or confectioners’ sugar – and enjoy!

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Let us know which no-bake dessert recipe is your favorite, and make sure you’re following us for more holiday baking inspiration at our Christmas dessert headquarters and 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.

3 Replies

  1. Gino Hernaiz says:

    I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the amazing products you have at Wilton. I’m a self taught Baker (with the help of YouTube and a variety of books on baking) but I’d be nowhere if it weren’t for your baking tools. Your tools are so simple yet they help any baker reach a complex look to their final product. I’m still learning new skills and am continuously furthering my knowledge about the baking world but one thing is for sure, Wilton will forever be my number brand

  2. Linda Barnard says:

    Where can I get the recipe for the “bark” pictured at the top of this page?

  3. Jane Zody says:

    The Bark recipe is from Wilton.com. I made it last year and it was a big hit. Be sure to read all the way thru the directions about how to get the pine needles and cone added. You will want more after it is set. The Bark was a big hit with my family. Going to make more this year.

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