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The No-Bake Treats You'll Want to Make All Summer

Jul 18 2015 - 11:00am

The last thing anyone wants to do on a hot day is bake — cranking on the oven when it's already sweltering outside sounds so unappealing. That's where no-bake desserts come in; they easily satisfy a sweet tooth, no oven required. And because there's no baking involved, they usually take minutes to make and omit the need for overly processed ingredients. Whether you follow a raw, vegan, or gluten-free diet, one of these desserts will surely satisfy. And many of these treats are healthy to boot!

Chocolate Raspberry Protein Balls

They may look like chocolate truffles, but these rose-colored balls [1] are actually made of healthy ingredients such as oats, cashews, protein powder, and banana. The taste is just as superb, with a sweet and fruity finish.

Vegan Chocolate Salted Caramels

You won't be able to resist having just one of these chocolate salted caramels [2]. At only 60 calories a pop, you'll have no regrets in eating the sweet, chocolaty, and chewy treat.

Ginger Limeade Granita

We know about the health benefits of ginger [3], so incorporating it into a delicate, Summer dessert is a win-win for everyone. The ginger limeade granita is as refreshing as it looks and only requires three ingredients: ginger simple syrup, lime juice, and water.

Vegan Chocolate Mousse Strawberries

Even nonvegans will love these bite-sized strawberry chocolate mousse treats [4]. The secret to making the mousse is with silken tofu and chickpeas.

Frozen Yogurt Bites

For a healthy dessert that's both parent and kid approved, you'll have to go with these frozen yogurt bites [5]. All you need are your favorite fruits and yogurt.

Vegan Banana (Spinach) Ice Cream

Green-smoothie-lovers, we found the ice cream recipe you'll want to eat for dessert every night this week. Made with frozen banana, mango, pineapple, and spinach, the creamy and sweet ice cream [6] is only 160 calories and offers 5.4 grams of fiber.

Frozen Banana Pops

frozen banana pops [7] are the definition of hassle-free dessert. These three-ingredient goodies are easy to make and, not to mention, are easily consumed.

Single-Serving Vegan Banana Bread

This vegan banana bread [8] is just under 200 calories, and because it's a single-serving size, you won't be tempted to overindulge.

No-Bake Cookie Dough Balls

Cookie dough addicts will love the no-bake cookie dough balls [9] because it only takes 5 minutes to whip them up. Another plus? There's no added sugar.

Vegan Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Made with just four ingredients the cherry chocolate chip ice cream [10] is a guilt-free dessert that's filled with antioxidants and potassium.

Strawberry-Banana Recovery Popsicles

Popsicles are a great way to rehydrate after a long run or as a postdinner snack for Summer. These strawberry-banana frozen treats [11] contain protein powder, coconut water, and soy milk.

Chickpea Cookie Dough

Whether you eat it with a spoon or serve with apple slices and pretzels, this chickpea cookie dough [12] will be your latest health obsession. This vegan and gluten-free snack is high in fiber and protein.

Vegan Chocolate Mousse Cups

Aside from how pretty they look, these vegan chocolate mousse cups [13] also taste like little drops of heaven. There's no part of this creamy dessert that isn't edible.

Chocolate Sunbutter Cups

Meet the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup's healthier twin, the chocolate sunbutter cup [14]. These nut-free chocolate cups are filled with sunflower seeds and date mix, giving the candy a decadent taste.

Gooey Apple Pecan Bars

For a nondiary sweet dessert, these ooey-gooey pecan bars [15] are your go-to recipe. The natural sugar in this treat comes from raw honey and dates, keeping your diet as clean as possible.

Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies

Substituting a banana for butter makes these no-bake cookies [16] much healthier. It's always nice when you can enjoy a tasty cookie in Summer without having to turn on your oven.

Apricot Balls

The fruity factor of these no-bake apricot balls [17] helps up antioxidant levels. Besides being an in-season cookie for the Summer, they're also full of fiber.

Raw Vegan Fudge Brownies

Raw, vegan, and no-bake? Yep, these fudge brownies [18] have it all — they're even gluten free! The raw cocoa in this recipe brings a boost of antioxidants, and the almond butter, walnuts, and almonds deliver a hit of protein.

Frozen Nutty Banana Nibbler

Try this healthy — and mini — version of an ice cream sandwich. Banana nibblers [19], filled with a mixture of Greek yogurt and peanut butter, will satisfy your sweet tooth while cooling you off.

Chilled Vegan Double Chocolate Torte

This chilled double chocolate torte [20] from Oh She Glows looks amazing! What's even more extraordinary is that this dessert is vegan and does not require you to turn on the oven. Unbelievable.

Strawberry Banana Creams

You only need four ingredients to make these low-cal creamy strawberry poppers [21]. One serving of eight stuffed strawberries contains only 150 calories.

Banana Chocolate Almond Squares

How rich, gooey, and delicious do these no-bake banana chocolate almond squares [22] look? Fans of medjool dates are gonna go crazy for 'em!

Raw, Gluten-Free Carob Clusters

These gluten-free carob clusters [23] are raw, sugar-free, high in fiber, and absolutely delicious. Added bonus: the recipe only takes about 10 minutes to finish!

Almond Coconut-Crusted Chocolate Bananas

Yes! You can turn a sliced banana into fancy finger food. Rolling the bananas in cocoa powder adds flavor and a touch of class. You can whip up a plateful of almond and coconut banana slices [24] in minutes.

Vegan Almond Butter Apricot Bites

These apricot almond butter bites [25] are full of protein and flavor. Served with some sliced stone fruit, this cookie-like snack makes a perfect dessert for a hot, summery night.

Peanut Butter and Honey Balls

Chock-full of protein, iron, and fiber, these tasty treats are delicious sources of healthy nutrients, but they're also bursting with flavor. These no-bake peanut butter and honey balls [26] are also made without the help of any processed foods.

Crispy Vegan Peanut Butter Balls

When it comes to no-bake desserts, cookie balls reign supreme. Our peanut butter balls [27] are made with all-natural peanut butter, wheat germ, rolled oats, and coconut, so they're a healthy treat you can enjoy anytime, and they double as an energy bar.


You might not guess it from the picture, but smudgies [28] are actually a frozen treat, which makes them perfect for all this hot weather. What is a smudgie, exactly? Bananas and peanut butter mixed together, smashed between two graham crackers, and then frozen. It's always the simple things that taste the best.

Peanut Butter Crisp Balls

Crispy, crunchy, and chocolaty, no one will believe these peanut butter crisp balls [29] are vegan!

Paleo Nut Clusters

With only three ingredients, our Paleo nut clusters [30] are a cinch to make. Gluten-free, vegan, and Paleo — everyone on your list will love these.

Carrot Cake Protein Balls

These carrot cake protein balls [31] taste so much like the real thing, it's hard to believe they are full of good-for-you protein and fiber.

Vegan Snickers

Skip all that sugar and hydrogenated oil in store-bought candy bars by making your own vegan Snickers [32] at home. Need to cool off? Pop them in the freezer before enjoying!

Frozen Yogurt Cupcakes

On those especially hot days, you'll love these frozen yogurt cupcakes [33]. At only 30 calories a pop and made with fresh fruit, these treats are a much healthier alternative to ice cream.

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