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!
1. 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.
2. 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!
3. 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!
4. 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?
5. 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!
6. 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!
7. 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.
8. 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!
9. 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!
10. 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!
11. 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!
12. No-Bake Strawberry Lemonade Cheesecake
No-bake desserts are great for summer entertaining and this No-Bake Strawberry Lemonade Cheesecake is all you need to sweeten your summer celebration. Made using fresh strawberries and lemons, this delicious cheesecake is great for pool parties, birthdays or family reunions.
13. No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies
Quick, easy, delicious. That’s our No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookie recipe summed up in three words. These cookies are a tasty bite of peanut butter and chocolate all in one. If you want to satisfy a quick craving but don’t want to bake, this simple dessert whips up in minutes.
Capture the fresh flavors of summer with this Raspberry Peach Granita. Made using real fruit, this icy treat is great for hot, summer days. For a different flavor, try our Basil Cucumber Granita, which is cool, crisp and refreshing!
These Easy Candy Cheesecake Pops are surprisingly simple and seriously scrumptious. Mix cream cheese with Candy Melts candy, then roll your pops in graham cracker crumbs for added crunch. If you’re feeling extra creative, you could even drizzle or dip these pops in melted chocolate, too!
16. Chocoholic Truffles
For easy no-bake dessert recipes with few ingredients, look no further than these Chocoholic Truffles. Made using just 3 ingredients, these truffles are a delicious treat any time of year. To finish them off, roll your truffles in chopped nuts, coconut, cocoa powder, or sprinkles.
If there’s just no room for dessert, these No-Bake Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Shots are the perfect taste of something sweet. The shot glass is made using crushed store-bought cookies, then it’s filled with a raspberry-flavored cheesecake filling. Drizzle your shot glass with chocolate syrup for a tasty end to any meal.
If you need no-bake dessert recipes with a healthier twist, these Candy-Covered Apple Lollipops are a fun option. Start off by slicing apples, then dip them in melted Candy Melts candy. A topping of colorful sprinkles gives these fruit-filled pops added color and texture.
Kids and adults of all ages are going to love this Color Swirl Homemade Milkshake. A fun alternative for a birthday treat, this colorful milkshake uses the Color Swirl coupler to add a colorful twist to the top of each drink. Make them red, white and blue for 4th of July, or celebrate your favorite sports team with custom color swirls.
Use your favorite chocolate sandwich cookies and cream cheese to make these delicious No-Bake Cookie Truffles. Easy and fun to decorate with Candy Melts candy and seasonal sprinkles, these no-bake truffles make great gifts, favors or little desserts for any party or celebration.
Cool and refreshing, this no-bake Grasshopper Pie is a delicious way to end your meal. Peppermint extract gives this pie a minty flavor, and the sweet cookie crumb crust offers the perfect balance of flavor and texture. A tasty treat for St. Patrick’s Day or summer birthdays, this Grasshopper Pie recipe is sure to become a favorite.
Customize your summer ice cream cones with this Dipped Ice Cream Cones recipe. Start off using sugar or cake cones. Dip them in melted Candy Melts candy, then any variety of sprinkles you’d like! Arrange them in the Cupcake Cone Rack for a fun and colorful display.
24. Easy Edible Cookie Dough
If you just can’t resist sneaking a taste of cookie dough from the mixing bowl, you’re going to love this tasty (and safe) Easy Edible Cookie Dough. Since this dough omits eggs, it can be eaten raw, making it the perfect topping for ice cream or cake. Mix in some chocolate chips and sprinkles for a colorful twist.
Based on the traditional summer cocktail, this Mojito Mousse Cake combines the flavors of lime, rum and aromatic mint for that classic mojito flavor. A delicious and refreshing treat for summer gatherings, these mini mousse cakes are a great way to cool down after a hot day in the sun.
26. Cashew Buckeyes
A twist on an old favorite, these Cashew Buckeyes use cashew nuts instead of peanut butter for a simple no-bake treat you can enjoy anytime.
28. Cherry Cream Cheese Pie
Cherry and chocolate are one of the best flavor combinations and this Cherry Chocolate Cheesecake is all the proof you need! Served cold with a whipped cream topping, this no-bake cheesecake is perfect for those hot and hazy summer nights.
30. Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Milkshakes
Enjoy the flavors of chocolate and strawberries in one cold glass! These Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Milkshakes are a sweet and decadent treat for romantic summer anniversaries, birthdays or special occasions.
31. PB & J No-Bake Cheesecake
Turn a childhood favorite into a grown-up dessert with this No-Bake PB & J Cheesecake. Made using peanut butter and grape jelly, this no-bake cheesecake is sure to be well-loved by everyone!
32. Cookie Butter No-Bake Cookies
Don’t feel like baking, but you still need to whip up a sweet treat to share? This delicious Cookie Butter No-Bake Cookie recipe is just what you’re looking for! These cookies are a great option for an easy to make dessert sure to please any crowd.
For peanut butter-chocolate lovers, there’s no better dessert than this Chocolate Peanut Butter Lasagna. Featuring layers of chocolate cookies, peanut butter cheesecake filling, chocolate pudding and whipped topping, this no-bake dessert is sure to please kids and adults alike.
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.