26 No-Bake Recipes for A Summer of Waking and (Not) Baking

Hello and welcome to this thing we’re doing where we help you figure out what you’re gonna put in your mouth this week. Some of these are recipes we’ve tried, some of these are recipes we’re looking forward to trying, all of them are fucking delicious. Tell us what you want to put in your piehole or suggest your own recipes, and we’ll talk about which things we made, which things we loved, and which things have changed us irreversibly as people. Last week, we ate dark chocolate.

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There was a time in my life when I was a stress baker. Finals? Red velvet cake! Waiting for someone who will clearly never text me back to text me back? Cupcakes! Weird pseudo-breakup whose contours are impossible to clearly articulate? Also cupcakes! That isn’t really my coping mechanism anymore, mostly because I don’t have time to bake or eight thousand roommates to eat the things I bake. What if, however, you could have all the sugar highs (and lows) of baking without having to go through all the steps of traditional blending wet into dry ingredients and waiting to cool before frosting? What if you didn’t even have to turn your oven on? And instead you just sort of combined 3-7 ingredients that taste good and then maybe stuck it in the fridge for a while? Welcome to the world of no-bake baking, where cheesecake-related recipes rule with a fudgy fist, and where cakes, pies and cookies live together in harmony.


 

1. No-Bake Reese’s Oreo Pie

Via bethcakes.com

Via bethcakes.com


 

2. No-Bake Peanut Butter & Chocolate Vegan Cheesecake

Via mayihavethatrecipe.com

Via mayihavethatrecipe.com


 

3. Mini Raspberry Chocolate Cake

Via veganfamilyrecipes.com

Via veganfamilyrecipes.com


 

4. Lime Squares

Via onepricklypear.com

Via onepricklypear.com


 

5. Pink Lemonade Pie

Via handmademood.com

Via handmademood.com


 

6. Cantaloupe Yogurt Cake

Via bakingafterdark.com

Via bakingafterdark.com


 

7. No-Bake Double Blueberry Pie with Gingersnap Crust

Via femmefraiche.com

Via femmefraiche.com


 

8. Classic Banoffee Pie

VIa sugarnspicebyradhika.com

VIa sugarnspicebyradhika.com


 

9. Nutella No-bake Cookies

Via wannacomewith.com

Via wannacomewith.com


 

10. 3 Ingredient Carmel Cashew Clusters

Via lecremedelacrumb.com

Via lecremedelacrumb.com


 

11. S’mores Oreo Bark

Via alattefood.com

Via alattefood.com


 

12. No-Bake Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake

Via littlesweetbaker.com

Via littlesweetbaker.com


 

13. Apricot Tart (No-bake; made with a nut crust)

Via tarikasingh.com

Via tarikasingh.com


 

14. No Bake Torte

Via coconutcraze.wordpress.com

Via coconutcraze.wordpress.com


 

15. Chewy Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Via thesweetlifeonline.com

Via thesweetlifeonline.com


 

16. Biscotten Torte – Almond and Cream

Via myfamilykitchen.net

Via myfamilykitchen.net


 

17. Pumpkin-Chocolate Icebox Pie

Via spicysouthernkitchen.com

Via spicysouthernkitchen.com


 

18. Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispies Treats

Via thetastybiteblog.com

Via thetastybiteblog.com


 

19. Canadian Flag No-Bake Fruit Cake

Via roxyskitchen.com

Via roxyskitchen.com


 

20. Blueberry Strawberry Yogurt Freezer Bars (Vegan Gluten-free)

Via veganricha.com

Via veganricha.com


 

21. Strawberry Shortcake Stuffed Golden Oreo Truffles

Via lifemadesweeter.com

Via lifemadesweeter.com


 

22. Turtle Cheesecake Trifle

Via momontimeout.com

Via momontimeout.com


 

23. Vegan Cookie Dough Bars

Via theliveinkitchen.com

Via theliveinkitchen.com


 

24. Blueberry Vanilla Lemon Oreo Ice Cream Cake

Via lifemadesweeter.com

Via lifemadesweeter.com


 

25. Brazilian Coconut Kisses

Via foodaki.gr

Via foodaki.gr


 

26. No Bake Granola Thumbprints With Lemon Curd

Via foxeslovelemons.com

Via foxeslovelemons.com

 

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    I had the misfortune of making some chocolate vegan cookie bars last week because the woman I’m seeing is making the switch to a vegan diet and I wanted to be supportive. Those cookie bars were simultaneously slimey and chalcky as well as all around disgusting. I’m not even sure how they managed that feat. In my mind I was thinking” God I hope I at least get some sex out of this because these are fricking horrible.”

    I didn’t get any sex. Which is fine though. Disappointing sure, but she didn’t owe me any sex for doing a thing. I don’t support “nice girl” culture so I was chill. That was until she put on a beyonce album and danced around wile eating her share of the cookie bars. Being the non confrontational person I am, I ate the rest of my share as well and just smiled through it.

    Long story short: I spent the night eating some sorry ass excuses for a dessert, while listening to an artist that I don’t even like and watching my gorgeous, rhythm lacking girlfriend dance around in her underwear. It was a frustrating, taste bud murdering night.

    What I’m saying here is that I’m gonna try that cookie bar recipe and I pray to whoever may or may not be in a heaven that may or may not exist, that these ones have a better turn out for me.

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    Yay! Gonna throw this out there to add to the no-bake pile:

    http://www.mynewroots.org/site/2011/01/raw-cashew-dreamcake-2/

    This is a vegan, raw, gluten-free cheesecakesque thingy. I am not, as a rule, vegan, raw, or gluten-free. It is just delicious. I think it’s probably best to make the day before so it can freeze overnight. You could also easily just make a graham cracker crust for this, if gluten-free is not an issue.

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    I totally stress bake!!! “Weird pseudo-breakup whose contours are impossible to clearly articulate?” – so my life right now…..I’ve made brownies from scratch, cupcakes, chocolate caramel cream puffs, and cake :( Luckily the people at work eat them so I don’t have to….

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    Oh golly. I’m just saying that if you made me the Turtle Cheescake Trifle in a tupperware container, then came camping with me and got up at 5 am to go fishing, then brought out said Trifle…I would never.ever.ever. let you go.

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      It’s not just you,but I swear somewhere here on Autostraddle I’ve seen single recipes showcased before that the person writing the article had done and went through the process like a cookbook.
      Personally I find these posts more like an idea booklet, skim (well as much as a dyslexic person can skim)through a bit and see what’s worth an extra look.

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    Hey did y’all know you can make lemon curd in microwave?
    Orange, and lime curd too.
    Also citrus curds can last 2 weeks in the fridge and freeze well.
    If you want the recipe, I will share. That and probably the best frozen dessert recipe that is not up on that list, strawberry mint ice box pie.

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