No Bake Christmas Desserts: 35 Quick and Easy Recipes for the Holidays

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Looking for some delicious and easy-to-make Christmas desserts that don’t require any baking? Look no further than these 35 no bake Christmas desserts! Whether you’re short on time or just don’t want to turn on the oven, these desserts are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and impress your guests.

From classic favorites like peppermint bark and chocolate truffles to more unique treats like eggnog cheesecake bites and gingerbread cookie dough dip, there’s something for everyone on this list. And the best part? 

These desserts are all no-bake, which means you can whip them up in no time and spend more time enjoying the holiday season with your loved ones. So grab your apron and get ready to indulge in some festive and delicious treats!.

35 no bake christmas desserts.

Importance of No Bake Desserts During Christmas

During the holiday season, there’s nothing quite like indulging in delicious desserts. However, with all the cooking and baking that goes on during this time of year, it can be overwhelming to add another task to your to-do list. That’s where no-bake desserts come in handy.

  • Christmas No bake desserts are a great option for those who want to enjoy a sweet treat without the hassle of turning on the oven. They’re quick and easy to make, which means you can spend more time with your loved ones and less time in the kitchen.
  • In addition to being convenient, no-bake desserts are also versatile. There are countless recipes out there that cater to different dietary restrictions and preferences. Whether you’re vegan, gluten-free, or simply looking for a healthier option, there’s a no-bake dessert out there for you.
  • Another benefit of no-bake desserts is that they can be made ahead of time. This is especially helpful during the busy holiday season when you have a lot of other things to prepare. You can make your dessert a day or two in advance and simply store it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve it.
  • no-bake desserts are a great option for the holiday season. They’re convenient, versatile, and can be made ahead of time, making them the perfect addition to any Christmas celebration.
  1. CHRISTMAS CHOCOLATE TIFFIN (REFRIGERATOR CAKE) 

                                    Photo: veggiedesserts

Christmas flavors combine in this easy Christmas Chocolate Tiffin (Refrigerator Cake). Crushed cookies, holiday spices, dried fruit are combined with melted chocolate. 

This Christmas Chocolate Tiffin is super easy to make and full of festive flavors. It’s a no-bake dessert that’s rich, decadent and full of flavor. A perfect edible gift.

Get the full recipe from Veggie Desserts

  1. CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER RICE KRISPIE TREATS 

                                         Photo: simplymadeeats

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats have it all. From crunchy Rice Krispie with peanut butter & marshmallow to a hard shell chocolatey layer on top. 

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Squares are such a fun treat to make with the kids for the holidays. 

Get the full recipe from Simply Made Eats

  1. NO-BAKE REINDEER POOP COOKIES 

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These Reindeer Poop Cookies will make kids and adults snicker while also being your new favorite no-bake Christmas cookie!

 When you’re prepping a cookie tray, it’s nice to have some no-bake options while the oven is full. This easy recipe fits the bill.

Get the full recipe from Persnickety Plates

  1. NO BAKE GINGERBREAD PIE 

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Get ahead of the busy Christmas season with this No Bake Gingerbread Pie in a speculoos cookie crust with homemade whipped cream. Made without Cool Whip!

If there’s one flavor that sums up Christmas in one bite, it’s gingerbread. And like most cream pies, it can be made ahead of time since it needs time to chill.

Get the full recipe from Chocolate Moosey

  1. CHRISTMAS WREATH COOKIES 

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These fun Christmas wreath cookies are easy, no bake, cornflake cookies made into cornflake wreaths. 

These easy no-bake Christmas wreath cookies are a family tradition. They are a great holiday cookie recipe to make with the kids!

Get the full recipe from Homemade Interest

  1. NO BAKE PEPPERMINT CHEESECAKE  

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This creamy Christmas cheesecake is perfect as a dessert for your holiday potluck, or party, or for your family Christmas dinner.

Perfect for a holiday party, No-bake Peppermint Cheesecake is a simple no-bake cheesecake, yet it makes an impressive dessert for your holiday dinner!

Get the full recipe from Flavor Mosaic

  1. CHOCOLATE COVERED RITZ CRACKERS (EASY RECIPE!) 

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Chocolate Covered Ritz Crackers are pure heaven. They’re salty, sweet, and a little addictive with their chocolate peanut butter combo. 

This is an easy, 4-ingredient no-bake recipe anyone can do! They are standouts on a Christmas cookie tray. 

Get the full recipe from Suburban Simplicity

  1. PEPPERMINT SCHNAPPS CHRISTMAS TRUFFLES 

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The weather outside is frightful but Peppermint Schnapps Christmas Truffles are oh so delightful. 

Made with four simple ingredients these no-bake truffles are infused with peppermint liqueur then sprinkled with crushed candy canes.

Get the full recipe from Whisking Wolf 

  1. NO BAKE CHRISTMAS WREATH COOKIES 

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Nothing says Christmas like Christmas cookies and nothing is better than a no bake Christmas cookie! 

Have you ever made no bake Christmas wreath cookies? Seriously the easiest! The problem is that they are totally addicting. I am not kidding!

Get the full recipe from Crystal And Comp

  1. CHRISTMAS TREE CAKE DIP 

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Deck the halls with this delicious Christmas Tree Cake Dip! This no bake dessert or appetizer is perfect for holiday parties and potlucks. 

This fluffy dessert dip is loaded with bite size Little Debbie tree cakes and is so fluffy and delicious! Makes a great addition to your Christmas dinner or holiday potluck.

Get the full recipe from Finding Zest

  1. VEGAN GINGERBREAD CHEESECAKE 

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This delicious vegan gingerbread cheesecake is the perfect festive dessert for your holiday table. 

A creamy gingerbread filling on top of a no-bake ginger cookie crust. Best served with homemade vegan gingerbread cookies!

Get the full recipe from Addicted To Dates

  1. NO-BAKE EGGNOG PIE 

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This easy no-bake recipe for eggnog pie is a creamy Christmas dessert. A sweet graham cracker crust filled with a fluffy whipped eggnog vanilla pudding is so yummy. 

A dash of nutmeg on the top and eggnog has never tasted better. If you love cream pies and eggnog, this recipe will be your new holiday favorite. 

Get the full recipe from The Short Order Cook

  1. PEPPERMINT PATTIES RECIPE 

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Homemade Peppermint Patties are so easy to make and more delicious than the store bought ones! 

Cool and minty on the inside with smooth chocolate on the outside, they are a Christmas holiday tradition.

Get the full recipe from The Gunny Sack

  1. NO-BAKE CRANBERRY PIE 

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Embrace the holiday spirit with a dessert that’s as effortless as it is delicious – my No-Bake Cranberry Pie! 

This heavenly pie, featuring creamy cream cheese, zesty cranberry sauce, and the fluffiness of Cool Whip, is the perfect festive treat that will impress your guests 

Get the full recipe from Semi Homemade Kitchen

  1. CHRISTMAS RICE KRISPIE TREATS  

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It’s that time of the year to make these festive Christmas Rice krispie treats. These cereal bars are a classic and easy no-bake dessert that’s perfect for the holidays. 

Their sweet marshmallow flavor and crisp, chewy texture make them a hit with kids and adults alike. 

Get the full recipe from Deliciously Home Cooked

  1. NO-BAKE CRANBERRY CHEESECAKE 

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An easy no bake cranberry cheesecake recipe. Perfect for the holidays or a cranberry lover! 

This silky smooth vanilla cheesecake on a gingersnap cookie crust and topped with cranberry sauce and sugared cranberries will be a show stopping dessert for your table! 

Get the full recipe from Waiting For Blancmange

  1. CANDY CANE PIE : CHRISTMAS PIE RECIPE  

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You need to make this Candy Cane Pie! It’s the perfect Christmas Pie Recipe to make at home. Good thing this pie makes several pieces because everyone is going to want more! 

Since this is a no-bake pie, it’s fast and refreshing and literally, every bite is loaded with mint flavor! 

Get the full recipe from ConservaMome

  1. EASY NO-BAKE CHOCOLATE REINDEER BARK 

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This Easy No-Bake Chocolate Reindeer Bark is one of those Christmas reindeer recipes you will make every year! Perfect for making with kids!

An incredibly simple dessert that anyone can make, this is perfect for your Christmas celebration!

Get the full recipe from Dancing Through The Rain

  1. NO-BAKE PEPPERMINT PIE 

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No-Bake Peppermint Pie is the perfect Christmas dessert that takes no time to make!

 This creamy filling is made with marshmallows and peppermint on top of an Oreo cookie crust for a quick and easy no-bake dessert.

Get the full recipe from Simply Stacie

  1. SNOWMAN TRUFFLES 

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These snowman truffles are no-bake, easy and fun to make. You don’t need any special equipment such as a blender or food processor! 

These cute snowman truffles are easy and fun to prepare and are perfect for Christmas or Winter! They consist of 2-ingredient coconut truffles and store-bought decorations.

Get the full recipe from Rainbow Nourishments

  1. CHOCOLATE REINDEER CRACKLES: EASY REINDEER TREATS KIDS WILL LOVE 

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Looking for easy reindeer treats that kids will love? These chocolate reindeer crackles are perfect! They’re easy to make and taste delicious. 

Plus, they’re the perfect Christmas treat idea if you’re looking for something fun to take and share for all your Christmas celebrations.

Get the full recipe from Simplify Create Inspire

  1. CHRISTMAS OREO BALLS: A NO-BAKE DELIGHT  

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Christmas Oreo balls are a delightful addition to any holiday cookie platter. These little gems hold a special place in my heart because they are delicious and incredibly easy to make. 

You can whip up a batch of these delectable treats with just four simple ingredients – Oreos, cream cheese, chocolate, and Christmas sprinkles.

Get the full recipe from Rediscovered Families

  1. SUGAR COOKIE TRUFFLES 

                            Photo: ifyougiveablondeakitchen

Sugar cookie truffles are a three-ingredient no-bake recipe that uses sugar cookies, cream cheese and white chocolate (plus, sprinkles as an option). 

Kick off the holiday baking with this  Christmas goodness —sugar cookie truffles. It’s the perfect recipe to try when you have leftover cookies!

Get the full recipe from If You Give A Blonde A Kitchen

  1. THE BEST CHRISTMAS CRACKER CANDY (EASY RECIPE) 

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This saltine cracker candy recipe is the exception because it’s SO dang easy to make. No candy thermometer required!

This chocolate saltine toffee recipe is a sweet treat with salty flavor from the crackers and a ton of rich flavor from the buttery toffee! Once you try it, you won’t be able to stop eating it.

Get the full recipe from Blackberry Babe

  1. NO-BAKE CHRISTMAS MARSHMALLOW TREATS WITH OREOS  

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Gooey melted marshmallows, crushed Oreos, decadent white chocolate, and a hint of peppermint come together for these no-bake Christmas marshmallow treats that just scream holiday spirit!

Are you looking for a recipe that’s just bursting with holiday flavor? It can be hard to capture all of that festive spirit in one dish.

Get the full recipe from Everyday Family Cooking

  1. CHRISTMAS ROCKY ROAD 

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This simple to prepare recipe is a favourite no-bake dessert for chocolate lovers. The slice is topped with creamy white chocolate and decorated for the festive season.

A delicious dark and milk chocolate base is filled with marshmallows, cherries, coconut and pistachios. 

Get the full recipe from Its Not Complicated Recipes

  1. BUTTERFINGER CANDY RUDOLPH REINDEERS WITH PRETZELS   

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Are you looking for easy  no-bake Rudolph Christmas Treats? Need a last-minute festive recipe? Nothing could be easier than these candies.

This Butterfinger Holiday Candy idea for Reindeer With Pretzels, chocolate frosting, and M&Ms takes literally minutes to whip up. 

Get the full recipe from Box Mix Recipes

  1. NO-BAKE PEPPERMINT CHEESECAKE  

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Look no further for a creamy and smooth no-bake peppermint cheesecake. This festive and fun cheesecake is the ultimate holiday dessert!

Let’s point out the obvious first, this cheesecake is absolutely gorgeous. It’s super easy to make and there’s no baking or water bath involved.

Get the full recipe from Cooked By Julie

  1. OREO MINT TRUFFLES

                                    Photo: gritsandgouda

Oreo Mint Truffles are bite-size and are easy bite-size desserts coated in white chocolate and topped with green sprinkles, perfect for Christmas or St. Patricks Day. 

If you’re looking for no-bake party dessert ideas, change up the color of sprinkles on this Oreo balls recipe for any holiday or special occasion.

Get the full recipe from Grits And Gouda

  1. NO-BAKE CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT PIE  

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Chocolate Peppermint Pie is going to be at the top of your favorite holiday recipes list after you try it! 

It’s silky smooth, has the perfect touch of peppermint, and looks like a Christmas dream!

Get the full recipe from Confessions Of Parenting

  1. NO BAKE CHRISTMAS WREATH COOKIES 

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Christmas wreath cookies are by far the easiest and perfect Christmas cookies for the holidays. 

Made of cornflakes and marshmallows these no-bake cookies are festive, fun for kids to help, and very tasty Christmas treats.

Get the full recipe from Curry Trail

  1. GRINCH FUDGE 

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Grinch fudge is the perfect holiday treat! Rich white-chocolate fudge is flavored with vanilla, dyed lime green, and decorated with red candy hearts. 

These Christmas Grinch treats are ideal for parties and cookie trays. Prep these easy Grinch desserts in 20 minutes then chill.

Get the full recipe from Confetti And Bliss 

  1. NO-BAKE CHRISTMAS CHOCOLATE SALAMI 

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This festive no-bake Christmas chocolate salami is so simple to make but will really impress.

Chocolate salami is a popular dessert in Italy and Portugal and so named because well, it looks like a salami (from the outside and also when sliced).

Get the full recipe from The Spelt Kitchen

  1. BEST CHRISTMAS FUDGE | 2-INGREDIENT CHOCOLATE FUDGE 

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This Christmas Fudge is a no-bake, easy, and delicious treat you can make during the holiday season with just two ingredients.

Pour this into the prepared baking pan and top it with sprinkles. Keep it in the refrigerator for 2 hours until it is completely set.

Get the full recipe from Cook With Kushi

  1. BUCKEYE BALLS  

                            Photo: thecookinchicks

These Buckeye Balls are the classic recipe of peanut butter balls dipped in melted chocolate. 

Incredibly simple to make, no-bake, and packed with flavor, this is a great treat during the Christmas Holiday season or any time of the year!

Get the full recipe from The Cookin Chicks

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Judy Kahansky is an experienced writer and baker, creating delicious desserts (including pie!) for over 40 years. She loves to take classic and vintage recipes and update them to fit the busy lives of her readers. When not baking, Judy and her husband Mark are passionate golfers, travelers and dog lovers, spending as much time as they can with their sweet pup Millie.

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