Are you craving something sweet but don’t want to have to turn on the oven? Choose from one of these amazing easy no bake pies to satisfy your sweet tooth that won’t keep you nice and cool this summer. These are perfect whether you want to make a pie just for yourself (totally not judging) or need an easy dessert to take to a potluck or party.
When summer comes it often feels too hot to do any cooking. This is when I bust out the grill recipes, the stove top dinners, pressure cooker or slow cooker dinner recipes to keep us fed.
Having a sweet no bake pie waiting for us at the end of a good meal just makes it that much better.
Top Tips for cooking with kids
No bake desserts are an ideal starting point for beginning bakers. In general, there are a minimum of cooking skills and tools required.
With no need for an oven or usually even a stove top, even younger bakers can help from start to finish.
Some general tools that are really handy when making no bake desserts:
Many no bake recipes involve crushing cookies or crackers for the base. A food processor is very handy and kids love watching the “magic” as whole ingredients go in and handfuls of crushed ones come out.
If you don’t have a food processor, you can place the ingredients to be crushed in a Ziploc bag, push out all of the air, and give them a rolling pin or a tin can to bash, roll, and crush to their hearts content. Doing this in a cookie sheet can help contain any accidental spillage that can occur from over eager helpers.
Often no bake pies use whipped cream or cream cheese as a base. Stand mixers make quick work of whipping up fresh cream or beating that cream cheese till its fluffy.
A hand mixer also works but make sure to keep the mixer unplugged while you attach the whisks to the mixer that way no little (or big) fingers get caught. And yes, I do happen to know this from experience.
Craving dessert? Ready to choose something easy and sweet?
There are so many incredible choices ranging from chocolate and peanut butter to a wide range of fruit flavors. Some are mini treats handy for lots of little hands or a family style large pan of cool creamy treats!
This peanut butter pie is incredibly rich even though it is made without cream cheese! The Oreo cookie crust underneath is mirrored by the chocolate ganache on top. Chopped Reese's pull the whole thing together. You only need a small slice of this to satisfy your sweet cravings.
This impressive No Bake Raspberry Jello pie is layered with creamy jello and whipped cream for a deliciously cool treat for summer. It's a fun, vintage style recipe that can be made with any flavor jello you can find.
This vanilla pudding pie is so easy! It's made with vanilla pudding mix and a golden Oreo crust. Top it with dollops of whipped cream and extra crushed golden Oreos to make it look even more spectacular.
If you love coconut cream pie, these mini coconut cheesecakes are their healthier cousin served up in adorable mini fashion. They are the perfect single serving size and since they are made with yogurt can even double as a delicious snack.
As you might have noticed, I love these mini cheesecakes. You can make them in so many different flavors and by topping with fruits in the colors of the American flag they can be arranged to make a festive, and tasty, centerpiece.
No-Bake Banana Cream Pie with a luscious layer of dulce de leche on the bottom will be the new dessert recipe nobody can resist. It’s a delicious upgrade on the classic with sliced bananas, homemade vanilla pudding, and fresh whipped cream.
Made with crisp apples and nutty Snickers bars, this pie will add some excellent texture to the unexpected butterscotch flavor. Plus, since it takes some time to set, you can whip it up in ten minutes and leave it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve dessert.
This recipe for No Bake Lemon Cheesecake with condensed milk is just sensational and so crazily easy it is perfect for times of children induced stress where you want something fabulous but feel like mostly sitting in the corner ramming crisps in your mouth.
The holidays are the perfect time to make this fantastic peppermint icebox pie recipe with an Oreo crust. The minty taste of peppermint makes the season come alive! This cool and delicious peppermint pie is perfect for your holiday dessert table.
This no-bake Cranberry Cream Tart is cranberry dessert for Thanksgiving but is also delicious any time of the year. It’s an easy, no-bake holiday dessert that comes together quickly and holds well in the fridge.