Summer heat: Ideal for baking in the sun, but not so much for baking in the kitchen. Sweltering summer temperatures can make turning on the oven unfathomable. Luckily, there are plenty of delightful desserts that can be made without having to flip a switch. We’ve compiled 10 no-bake recipes for crowd-friendly confections that will be perfect for your next backyard barbecue, get-together, or picnic. They’ll keep your kitchen cool and are so easy to whip up, you won’t even break a sweat!
Cotton Candy Dessert Shots
Didn’t get enough cotton candy at the local fair?
Do not fret! These too-cute-to-be-true cotton candy dessert shooters will do the trick for your fair nostalgia. The pretty pastel colors are picture perfect and they take less than ten minutes to make.
Chocolate Coconut Tart
This divine dessert is every dark chocolate lover’s dream. The no-bake crust is the right mixture of sweet, crunchy, and flakiness thanks to the graham cracker crumbs and coconut shreds. The best part: Both the ganache and the crust contain the secret ingredient for bright coconut flavor!
Piña Colada Truffles
If you like piña coladas…
Then you will love these truffles. White chocolate, a hint of pineapple, and shredded coconut will be take your tastebuds to a tropical paradise.
The crème de menthe and sweet chocolate flavors in every bite make this light and fluffy grasshopper pie MINT for your summer dessert menu.
Pretty-in-Pink Rice Crispy Treats
It doesn’t get much simpler than these adorable rice crispy treats. The best part about this recipe is that you can customize it to your liking using any of our Super-Strength flavors and food colors. Some of our favorites include bubble gum, cotton candy, strawberry, and cake batter.
Customizable Low-Carb Bites
Bold flavor, low-carb, and only three easy steps…need we say more? Just mix, roll, and refrigerate! Try one of our suggested flavor variations like orange with orange zest, maple with walnuts, or hazelnut and cocoa, or create your own with our Bakery Emulsions and Super-Strength flavors.
“Thin Mint” Energy Bites
These sweet little snacks are the definition of simple! Packed with chocolate and mint flavor, each bite will remind you of the iconic Girl Scout cookie.
Apple Pie Trifle
This recipe is a cooler, easier version of the All-American classic apple pie. Impress your guests and top with toffee bits, ground cinnamon, or apple slices.
Frozen Mocha Torte
This frozen mocha torte is a delectable combination of chocolate and coffee. Instead of using coffee granules, opt for our Coffee Espresso Flavor Fountain. Start by using 1 teaspoon in the filling mixture and adjust according to personal taste.
Tropical Crunch Bars
You’ll do a hula dance for these easy-to-make tropical chocolate treats!