The last thing I want to do on a hot Summer day is bake — cranking on the oven when it's already hot out sounds so unappealing. That's where no-bake desserts come in; they easily satisfy a sweet tooth, no oven required. And, because there's no baking involved, they usually take minutes to make and omit the need for overly processed ingredients. Whether you follow a raw, vegan, or gluten-free diet, one of these desserts will surely satisfy. And many of these treats are healthy to boot!
In these No Bake Chocolate Nut Clusters I used a high quality cocoa and some walnuts to recreate a childhood favorite of mine (rich, caramel turtle clusters). I hope you enjoy their simplicity as much as I do.
Read the recipe after the break.
There's nothing sweeter than making some sweets with your sweets, but baking can be a laborious and time-intensive process. If you need to craft a snack for an event this weekend — or just want a kitchen project that won't take hours — try one of these simple and summery no-bake recipes. They are all pleasantly uninvolved, so your little helpers can do most of the heavy lifting, and all delicious.
When the weather is hot, we love easy no-bake desserts! Here, Gabriela Une Vie Saine shares her favorite no-bake treat, an uncomplicated raspberry nutella pie.
A decadent no-bake pie with Nutella and raspberries as the star ingredients!
I love any food or drink with a good story behind it, from Singapore Slings to Kentucky Hot Browns. That's why I've been wanting to make the Eton Mess, a strawberry dessert recipe with hundreds of years of English custom behind it, practically forever.
This no-cook berry pudding was first created sometime in the 1800s at Eton College, one of Britain's most distinguished public schools. It's served with great fanfare every year at the school's June 4 celebration picnic, which is held on the playing fields following a cricket game against the students of neighboring Winchester College.
Although historians believe it was first served with bananas, strawberries became de rigueur over the years, as did the addition of crumbled meringue cookies. Think of it as an inside-out pavlova — creamy, crispy, fruity, and sticky. For the five-ingredient recipe, read more.
This week, I set out in search of dishes that would commemorate the Vancouver Games. Besides some Montréal items like poutine, I wasn't having much luck with Canadian-born dishes. Then I stumbled upon a specialty known as the Nanaimo bar. The no-bake chocolate square was born out of the domestic housewifery of the 1950s.
One legend recounts a home cook from Nanaimo, Vancouver Island's second largest city, entering her chocolate squares in a magazine contest and naming them after her hometown. Another story is that homemaker Mabel Jenkins entered her recipe to a fundraising cookbook, and it soon spread like wildfire around the local communities.
Regardless of how it came to be, this extremely fudgy and chocolately no-bake dessert is considered British Columbia's favorite native treat. For a triumphant Northern dessert that really hits the sweet spot, read more.