20 Delicious No-Bake Desserts Perfect for Easter

20 Delicious No-Bake Desserts Perfect for Easter
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Lemon no-bake cake

No-bake recipes aren't just for summer. While it may be less of a problem to heat up the kitchen around the Easter holidays than it is during August, that doesn't mean no-bake options aren't awesome for springtime. We love the simple nature of these recipes -- and how completely hard they are to mess up (yeah, we're profoundly not perfect). We're always interested in playing around with a cake recipe, but the truth is, when company is coming for a big Easter dinner, we don't want to deal with baking a cake that morning. A no-bake dessert is the perfect solution -- we can make a delicious sweet treat to serve after the maple-glazed ham, and all we have to do on Easter Sunday is pull it straight from the fridge.

Many of these desserts can be made several days in advance, so no matter whether we have company coming to stay for the holiday weekend or we're just having friends and family over for brunch, we'll have all the work done ahead of time when the kids are down, rather than the day everyone is coming, when everything is hectic. Some of these desserts are also easy to dye with regular food coloring, so if a pretty pastel dessert goes with the Easter table decor, it's simple to accomplish. (That said, nobody's going to turn their nose up at any of these if they're not a perfect baby blue -- the point is how amazing they taste, after all)! 

Some of these are full of fresh fruit flavors, like raspberry and mango, while others are super healthy Paleo option. One even contains some secret avocado -- which is basically impossible to even taste, but adds a ton of healthy fat and creamy texture. And for some of us, we don't care what the season is -- a dessert without chocolate just isn't dessert. Don't worry, there's plenty of chocolate to go around here, too.

  • No-Bake Raspberry Icebox Cake

    Raspberry Icebox Cake

    Bright, tart, and sweet -- this raspberry icebox cake is a fruity light treat after a rich meal of ham. 

  • An Incredible No-Bake Chocolate Cake

    An Incredible No Bake Chocolate Cake

    This chocolate cake has no right being as good as it is, considering how little work it takes. Sort of like a combination of cake and mousse, and it takes less than 10 minutes to put together (although it does need to rest in the fridge overnight). Perfection.

  • Easy No-Bake Cheesecake

    Easy No Bake Cheesecake

    This super easy no-bake cheesecake recipe takes just 15 minutes to prepare and can be topped with whatever fresh fruit looks the best at the store. Perfect for an Easter gathering. 

  • No-Bake Layered Lemon Pie

    No Bake Layered Lemon Pie

    This layered lemon pie combines pudding mix, Cool Whip, and graham crackers to make a cool, delicious dessert for after Easter dinner (or brunch). 

  • No-Bake Chocolate Tart

    No Bake Chocolate Tart

    This no-bake chocolate tart uses a truffle recipe as a base. If that kind of creaminess isn't evidence enough that it's worth trying, the fact that it can be made up to five days before the event should.

  • No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake

    No Bake Lemon Cheesecake

    Most lemon cheesecake recipes have to bake in the oven for at least an hour, but this one needs no baking. With bright, natural lemon flavors and a pretty pastel yellow color, this is a solid choice for Easter. 

  • No-Bake Avocado Lime Cheesecake

    No Bake Avocado Lime Cheesecake

    Avocado ... cake? Yup. This no-bake avocado lime cheesecake is incredibly yummy, with a creamy texture and lots of healthy fat, plus it'll fit in so well with a pastel Easter palette.

  • No-Bake Low-Carb Raspberry Linzer Cookie Bars

    No Bake Low Carb Raspberry Linzer Cookie Bars With Almond Flour Crust

    For low-carb lovers -- or just anyone who wants a super simple, incredibly tasty Easter dessert -- these raspberry linzer cookie bars are the solution. They're gluten-free, too.

  • Cookies & Cream No-Bake Cheesecake

    Cookies and Cream Cheesecake

    What holiday isn't made better with cookies and cream? Absolutely loaded with chocolate cookie flavor. We use our favorite sandwich cookies to create a new tradition with this crowd-pleasing treat.

  • No-Bake Birds' Nests

    No-Bake Birds' Nests

    This one may be the easiest and cutest Easter dessert ever -- just top these chocolatey, butterscotch-y chow mein noodles with mini candy eggs and voila -- delicious little birds' nest cookies.

  • No-Bake Matcha Cheesecake

    No Bake Matcha Cheesecake

    A dessert for the grown-up table, this no-bake matcha cheesecake is the light and creamy. Elegant and flavorful, with lots of green tea antioxidants, to boot.

  • Raw Vegan No-Bake Blueberry Mousse Cake

    Raw Vegan No Bake Blueberry Mousse Cake

    Beautiful, easy to make, gluten-free, Paleo-friendly, vegan ... basically anyone who's coming to this holiday gathering will enjoy this yummy, colorful blueberry mousse cake.

  • No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake

    No Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake

    The colors are so cute, we don't even care how it tastes. OK, that's a lie. But fortunately, this no-bake strawberry icebox cake tastes absolutely great.

  • No-Bake Mango Cheesecake

    No Bake Mango Cheesecake

    Creamy and mousse-like, this mango cheesecake is such a pretty color -- and the mango flavor is definitely an interesting change from traditional flavors. 

  • No-Bake Cake Pops


    Add a couple drops of food dye to these no-bake cake pops for perfect pastel creations ready for Easter. Bonus: they double as an adorable centerpiece.

  • Snow Skin Mooncakes

    Snow Skin Mooncakes

    Snow skin mooncakes are traditional non-baked treats for Chinese autumn festivals, but the pretty pastel colors remind us of Easter, too. Enjoy some fun cultural exchange while enjoying a delicious treat from Hong Kong.

  • No-Bake Strawberry Pie

    Homemade No-Bake Strawberry Pie

    This strawberry pie takes minutes to prepare, then sets in the fridge overnight -- the only hard part is keeping our hands off it until morning. Add some vanilla extract for an extra dimension of flavor.

  • Coconut Greek Yogurt Pie

    Coconut Greek Yogurt Pie

    This coconut Greek yogurt pie is a healthier version of a Cool Whip pie (and tastes great, too). Top with whatever berries are on hand, or a drizzle of chocolate syrup. 

  • No-Bake Pineapple Cream Dessert

    Homemade No Bake Pineapple Cake

    This pineapple cream dessert is a sunny cap to an Easter feast. Bonus: We don't even have to turn the oven on.

  • No-Bake Cherry Cream Cheese Pie

    No Bake Cherry Cake With Cookie Crumb Crust

    This no bake cherry cake recipe uses a graham cracker crust, which tastes amazing -- we'll admit that we're always going to love that classic cherry pie filling most of all. 

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