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 Christmas treats that all feature easy recipes to help make your season a little merrier!

1. PEPPERMINT PIE RECIPE

Peppermint is a holiday dessert flavor that’s a real favorite, and of course pie is a holiday dinner staple, so the combination of the two makes for a perfect pair! Grab our recipe for No Bake Peppermint Pie to get going!

2. 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! Use our recipe for Cookie Butter No-Bake Cookies and get ready to start sharing the yum!

3. 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! Check out our Guinness Pretzel Truffles Recipe today!

4. 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! Get our Grasshopper Pies Recipe and give this easy Christmas favorite a try!

5. 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! For an easy to follow step by step guide to making these peanut butter and chocolate covered treats, use our Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake no-bake recipe today!

6. 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! Try these inspired treats by checking out our Honey Whiskey Balls Recipe today!

7. NO BAKE TRUFFLES

Great for gift-giving, these No-Bake Cookie Truffles are sure to become a holiday favorite. The filling is made using store-bought chocolate sandwich cookies and cream cheese, then the truffles are shaped and dipped into melted Candy Melts candy to give them that crunchy coating. Finally, add your favorite holiday sprinkles for the perfect finishing touch!

8. CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE SHOTS

When you just need a little taste of something sweet, these Chocolate Raspberry Shots are the perfect indulgence! Made using our Silicone Shot Glass Mold, these bite-sized treats start with a chocolate cookie cup, then are filled with a creamy raspberry filling. Finally, top the whole thing off with a drizzle of chocolate syrup and some fresh raspberries. 

9. CHRISTMAS SNOWFLAKE TRUFFLES

Who wouldn’t love catching these snowflakes on their tongue? Filled with a creamy chocolate filling, these Christmas Chocolate Snowflake Truffles make a sweet (and easy) gift for friends and neighbors.

Candy Melt Snowflake Truffles

10. NANAIMO BARS

These Nanaimo Bars, named after the city in Canada where they were born, are layered with three amazing flavors for a dessert that delivers! A coconut almond crust is topped with a creamy vanilla pudding topping and a layer of chocolate icing for a sweet treat that requires no time in the oven.

Nanaimo Bars

11. PEPPERMINT BARK

Quick and easy, this classic peppermint bark uses only three ingredients and sets up in no time. Package it in treat bags to give as gifts or serve with a cup of hot cocoa for a tasty dessert after shopping or shoveling.

12. CHRISTMAS BARK

Can’t decide between cocoa or white candy bark? Get the best of both worlds with this Reindeer and Snowman Christmas Bark. Use candy eyeballs, pretzel pieces, peanut butter cups and cookies to make this fun, giftable candy bark for everyone on your list.

13. DRIZZLED CANDY CANE MARSHMALLOWS

These candy-dipped marshmallows are a quick and simple project you can make in no time. Simply attach standard marshmallows to treat sticks, then dip in Candy Melts candy. Add a red candy drizzle and you’ve got a little bite-sized delight you can use to swirl a cup of hot cocoa or top cakes and cupcakes.

Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops

14. CANDY COATED CHRISTMAS SANDWHICH COOKIES

Whether you’re looking for a cute stocking stuffer or an easy treat to make for Santa, these Christmas Sandwich Cookies are just the thing! Start off with store-bought chocolate sandwich cookies, then dip them in Bright White Candy Melts candy. Then use candy in your favorite colors to pipe on cute mini trees! For a more festive look, use Green Candy Melts to pipe your trees, then sprinkle on some ornaments with colorful nonpareils!

15. CHOCOLATE AND PEANUT BUTTER LASAGNA

No oven time needed for this cool lasagna! Layers of chocolate cookies, peanut butter, chocolate pudding and whipped cream combine for a sweet and delicious dessert sure to please all you peanut butter lovers out there! Top this dessert lasagna with mini chocolate chips and peanuts for added texture and flavor, or keep it colorful with a dash of sprinkles or nonpareils.

Chocolate peanut butter layered dessert lasagna
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!

5+ No Bake Christmas Treats

Feel the need to feed family and friends delicious desserts this holiday season, but you don’t really want to bake them? Well we’ve got you covered with this lovely list of no bake Christmas treats to help you spread some cheer this year!
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