8 Great No-Bake Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Summer Cravings

salted caramel cheesecakeWhen it comes to summer weather, the last thing I want to do is turn on my oven inside when it feels like one outside. So the thought of baking cookies or cupcakes or some of the usual dessert staples just isn't doing it for me.

That's where these fantastic no-bake desserts come in to save the day. Not only are they delicious, but they're also easy to make -- no oven required. That means they're great for kids to help with too. Here are eight great sweet no-bake treats to help you beat the summer heat.

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1. No-Bake Salted Caramel Cheesecake

Three cheers for cheesecake, and one more when you don't even have to bake it. This version with chocolate and salted caramel is one you'll make all year long.

2. Peanut Butter Oreo Ice Cream Cake

The name alone is enough to make people squeal. The crust is made of crushed Oreos and the middle filled with ice cream, whipped cream, and a creamy peanut butter sauce. Yum.

3. No-Bake Brownies

These chocolate-marshmallow treats will make you wonder why anyone ever bakes brownies.

4. Coffee S'mores Pie

All the goodness of s'mores plus a kick of caffeine in one creamy, dreamy pie.

5. No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars

Some of my favorite cookies of any kind, these are always a hit.

6. Homemade Popsicles

So many flavor combinations to choose from.

7. Pudding in a Cloud

An oldie but a goodie for sure that Bill Cosby used to make us crave. This chocolate creamy concoction is timeless.

8. Banana Split Icebox Cake

With layers of fruit, pudding, chocolate, and cream, this dessert packs a wonderfully delicious wallop. Seconds will definitely be requested.

What are your favorite no-bake desserts?


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