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No-bake Christmas treats: Yes, please

Justina Huddleston is an editor and the head writer for TDmonthly Magazine. She has been a freelance writer for several years, though her real passion is cooking. You can see the recipes she creates on her vegan food blog, A Life of Litt...

We just made your holiday ‘baking’ a whole lot easier

Some of us would do a lot more holiday baking if only there weren't so much... well... baking involved. Right? Well, what if we took that step out altogether?

You can whip up these make-ahead no-bake treats without even turning on the oven, and they're just as yummy as anything you can bake.

More: 21 easy, no-bake chocolate desserts that will have you at 'hello'

1. No-bake cheesecake balls

We just made your holiday ‘baking’ a whole lot easier

Everyone loves cheesecake, and these no-bake bites can be made ahead of time and later added to your holiday party dessert buffet.

2. Eggless no-bake sugar cookie balls for cookie dough lovers

We just made your holiday ‘baking’ a whole lot easier

Say bye-bye to salmonella! These no-bake sugar cookie balls are egg free, so you can chow down safely.

3. Snowman doughnut faces

We just made your holiday ‘baking’ a whole lot easier

These tasty snowman treats are almost too cute to eat. Almost.

4. Reindeer doughnut bites

We just made your holiday ‘baking’ a whole lot easier

Your Frosty the Snowman doughnut faces need a friend, right? Plus, these reindeer doughnut bites give you a chocolate option.

5. Funfetti dip

We just made your holiday ‘baking’ a whole lot easier

Funfetti is by nature whimsical, but this sweet dip really takes it over the top.

6. Walnut streusel truffles

We just made your holiday ‘baking’ a whole lot easier

These festive truffles are loaded with sweet brown sugar and rich walnuts. One taste and you'll be hooked.

7. No-bake peanut butter pretzel bites

We just made your holiday ‘baking’ a whole lot easier

Salty pretzels, sweet chocolate and creamy peanut butter combine to make this totally stellar no-bake dessert.

8. Healthier no-bake Nutella bites

We just made your holiday ‘baking’ a whole lot easier

The holidays are the time for indulgence, and no one will ever guess that these rich Nutella bites are on the lighter side.

9. 4-ingredient banana cream pie bites

We just made your holiday ‘baking’ a whole lot easier

These banana cream pie bites come together super quickly, and are a nice change of pace from all of the peppermint and chocolate that tend to make an appearance on every table during the holidays.

10. Candy cane Oreo truffles

We just made your holiday ‘baking’ a whole lot easier

It doesn't get much more festive than candy cane-flavored Oreo truffles rolled in crushed candy canes.

Up Next: Cookies and balls

Originally published December 2014. Updated December 2016.

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