No-Bake Desserts To Try

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Cooking in the summer can be a bit of a love and hate thing. You can love the results of it, but hate the process of it. When it is warm outside and it often is in this part of the world, one of the last things that you want to do is be by a warm stove cooking. Which I think is why salads and cold foods are so popular in summer! The same goes for desserts too. Who wants to be eating a warm chocolate cake in the heat, when there are cold, no-bake options? So here is a bit of a round-up of some tasty no-bake desserts that are perfect to have at this time of year and over the coming weeks.


S’Mores Bars

The taste of s’mores is amazing. But no one wants to be sitting around a campfire waiting to toast a marshmallow when it is ninety degrees outside. So a no-bake option has got to be a winner, right? All you need to make a large baking tray full of the bars is:

  • One stick of soft unsalted butter
  • One cup brown sugar
  • One tsp vanilla essence or extract
  • Two cups cracker crumbs (Graham Crackers)
  • One cup all-purpose flour
  • One tsp salt
  • One can condensed milk
  • 1 ½ cups chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ cups mini marshmallows

  1. Line a baking tray with baking parchment.
  2. Put the butter, brown sugar, and vanilla into a large bowl, and mix until light and fluffy. The stir in the cracker crumbs Beat in the graham cracker crumbs, the flour, and the salt. Next, stir in the condensed milk, along with the one cup of the chocolate chips and one cup of the marshmallows.
  3. Pour the mixture into the tray and then spread the rest of the marshmallows and chocolate tips on top, pressing them gently in. Refrigerate until firm and then slice into bars and serve.

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Berry Trifle

  • Ready made (or store bought) Madeira cake, cut into small cubes
  • 450g sliced strawberries
  • 450g blueberries
  • Blue Vanilla snow cone syrup (or make your own sugar syrup)
  • Two packs cream cheese
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • Two cups whipping cream
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

  1. Whisk together the cream cheese and sugar until creamy and smooth. The pour in the whipping cream and keep whisking until fluffy and thick. Stir in the vanilla.
  2. Next, comes the assembly of the cake. In a trifle dish or a large glass tray, layer around a third of the bought cake cubes, and then drizzle over some of the snow cone syrup. Smooth over a third of the whipped cream mixture and then add a layer of sliced strawberries on top. Continue layering with cake, syrup, cream, and fruit, until it is all used up. Try to create a pattern on top with the strawberries and blueberries, if possible.
  3. Serve the trifle immediately (or at least on the day it was made), as it doesn’t keep very well. Enjoy!

So there you have it, two tasty no-bake recipes that will be perfect to make this summer. Will you be giving any of them a try?


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54 comments

  1. Looks delicious. Indeed it is a good not baked dessert for the summer

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  2. Yeah I would definitely give it a try... especially the S'More Bars! Thank you for sharing

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    1. Please let me know if you like it once you make it!

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  3. Oooh, those s'mores bars look amazing, and perfect for the hot weather. Thanks!

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  4. I love no bake recipes and these ones had my mouth watering! Thanks for adding the recipes!

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  5. I do like a no bake treat as they are quick to make. I really like the sound of the berry trifle and I can imagine I would really enjoy it x

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  6. When the weather turns warm, I always get a craving for no-bake treats. They remind me of my grandma .. in the summertime we made no bake cookies whenever we had a chance. I think I'd go for the berry trifle. It's cake and it's sweet .. and it would wonderful to take to neighborhood BBQs x

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  7. I love no bake desserts. No bake cookies are one of my favorites. I will have to try these.

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  8. I'd love to try that trifle. Our berries are starting to ripen and this would be perfect. Where do you find that cake you used?

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    1. I usually make my own simple cake but in the UK you can find it in the super markets

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  9. Oh man these desserts look great! I agree with your sentiment that it would be too much to bake in the summer heat. This is a good idea!

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    1. Especially here where the heat `is something else!

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  10. This dessert looks delicious. I love no bake, I don't even want to cook when it is hot :)

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  11. I have to say... I have a thing for desserts! hehehe! This looks absolutely amazing and the fact that no baking is needed is just perfect!

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  12. As a keen camper, I would have to try doing the smores bars but I do know that my partner just loves trifle - so I guess we will be doing both of these! Looking forward to giving it a go in our kitchen.

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  13. No bake desserts are my favorite to make. I will have to try the S’Mores Bars first. They look so delicious.

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  14. The berry trifle here looks amazing. I would want that but I am sure that my daughter would prefer the no bake bars. Such yummy and great ideas.

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    1. Well I guess you need to make both, lol!

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  15. Would definitely try the s'mores bars! Bookmarked your page right away, can't wait to make this with my toddler! :)
    http://www.heymamacoi.com

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  16. I'm a big fan of "No Bake " treats. I love the fact they appeal to everyone especially children. I like the berry trifle best from your chosen recipes but my favourite of all time is.......Chocolate Biscuit Cake...if you have a recipe please share it...Thanks!

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    1. I will share a similar recipe Kathryn!

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  17. I love No Bake desserts! It is something that my kids love to make on their own. The S'Mores Bars look simply delicious.

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  18. I love desserts and no-bake desserts are a bonus as they reduce time and effort. I really want to try the berry trifle!

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    1. Yes I am all for effortless when it comes to dessert!

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  19. The smores bars are to die for! Reading this just came in time because my sister invited my family over for her daughter's graduation party tomorrow. I'll make a large batch of this because I know her kids have the biggest sweet tooth ever.

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  20. They look great. I just love sweets but I hate baking. So i always try out some new desert if it doesn't involve baking, otherwise I end up burning it or not baking it enough.

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    1. I have the same problem with over and under cooking!

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  21. Those smores bars look absolutely delicious! I would love to try them out!

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  22. these looks deli.. will try this specially the first one

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  23. Wow! These are perfect! I'm not really good at baking but my family loves desserts. Bookmarking this one.

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  24. These are just the desserts that I need. I don't like to cook and stay long in the kitchen during Summer because it's too hot.

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  25. Yummy and easy to make! The perfect combination!

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  26. I suck at baking and I swear my heart starts beating a little faster when anyone mentions no bake dishes :P

    Would love to try the Berry Trifle. It sounds yum :)

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  27. S'mores bars?! Shut up and take my money! Totally making these!

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