10 Delicious No-Work Desserts for Labor Day

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It's hard to believe Labor Day weekend is upon us, but here we are. It's time for one last big bash, barbecue, or picnic with friends and family to say so long to summer. However you choose to celebrate the holiday, one thing is clear -- you should do as little work as possible. 

We labor enough during the rest of the year that on this day, we should all take break. Of course, we still have to eat. And what meal would be complete without dessert. So in honor of Labor Day, here are 10 delicious desserts that take very little work.

  • Salted Caramel No-Bake Cheesecake

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    You read that right -- no baking required in this recipe for ridiculously delicious cheesecake.

  • Crock Pot Rocky Road Cake

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    Talk about easy.  With this recipe, you mix the ingredients, put them in the crock pot, then forget about it until your gooey, warm, decadent dessert is done.

  • Red, White & Blue Strawberries

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    Easy as pie ... actually WAY easier. Just dip strawberries in melted white chocolate then a bit of blue sugar, and you've got a sweet, patriotic treat.

  • No-Bake Chocolate Snickers Cookies

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    This recipe will satisfy anyone's sweet tooth, and it's a snap to whip up.

  • Flag Cake

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    A tradition for a reason. You can make the cake if you like, or you can just buy one and gussy it up with some natural red and blue fruits to bring it to life.

  • Patriotic Brownie Bites

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    Image via Plain Chicken

    Patriotic and adorable, I love this recipe from Plain Chicken because you start with pre-made brownie bites, then just add the patriotic extras.

  • Easy Chocolate Eclair Dessert

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    This recipe is one of my family's all-time favorites. You just layer graham crackers and a pudding and whipped cream mixture, then top with melted chocolate frosting. Yum!

  • Sweet Summer Trifle

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    Trifles look fancy, but are super easy. This recipe is even low-fat, but no one will know.

  • Oreo Rice Krispies Bars

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    As easy as traditional Rice Krispies treats, this recipe bumps things up a notch by adding the oomph of Oreos.

  • Ice Cream

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    When all else fails, ice cream never does. Just scoop and serve.

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