If you thought no-bake desserts strictly came from a box labeled "no-bake cheesecake," then you're sorely mistaken. It doesn't take a total culinary craftsperson to whip up delicious, decadent, chocolaty, gooey desserts. (Drooling yet?) In fact, there are plenty of no-bake chocolate dessert recipes out there that don't even require the oven — from grasshopper mint bars and vegan buckeyes to a no-bake chocolate lasagna.
Here are our 21 favorites — enough that you could have a different no-bake chocolaty treat every night for the next three weeks without ever repeating one. Just stir, blend or freeze and wait, then bask in the chocolate glory. You're welcome.
1. No-bake chocolate lasagna
Cool Whip, chocolate pudding and crushed cookies: Does dessert get any better than this?
2. Healthy eat-more-fudge chocolate bars
These healthy no-bake chocolate fudge bars rely on bananas, dates and honey for their sweetness and are loaded with protein and healthy fats thanks to almonds and walnuts.
3. Vegan almond butter buckeyes with homemade chocolate coating
A healthier version of the ever-popular buckeyes? Count us in.
4. No-bake chocolate-peanut butter bars
These five-ingredient no-bake chocolate-peanut butter bars are just like a ginormous peanut butter cup.
5. Mexican chocolate-chia seed pudding
This zesty chocolate pudding has extra oomph thanks to cayenne pepper and is chock-full of chia to boot.
6. Chocolate, avocado & peanut butter pudding
With just six ingredients, the only thing easier than making this tasty chocolate pudding is eating it.
7. No-bake paleo, vegan chocolate grasshopper bars
Made with coconut and avocado, no one will ever guess these mint chocolate bars work for breakfast and dessert.
A version of this article was originally published in April 2015.
8. Healthy three-ingredient chocolate fudge sauce
This fudge sauce can be used to make any food taste more delicious.
9. No-bake chocolate chip cookie dough balls
These egg-free no-bake cookie dough balls are drizzled with chocolate and are the perfect size for poppin' into your mouth.
10. No-bake chocolate-coconut macaroons
These grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free treats are a healthy way to get your daily chocolate fix.
11. Chocolate-hazelnut chia bars
12. No-bake chocolate-cherry tartlets
Sweet-tart cherries and dark chocolate combine in this indulgent no-bake dessert perfect for a romantic night in.
13. No-bake chocolate, peanut butter & coconut bites
Coconut, pecans and oats make these yummy no-bake chocolate squares a satisfying snack.
14. Chocolate-strawberry oasis pie
Sweet strawberries and decadent chocolate make for a perfect no-bake summer pie.
15. No-bake chocolate-peanut butter-pretzel cookies
The sweet-and-salty combo makes these chocolate-peanut butter-pretzel cookies to die for.
16. No-bake chocolate cheesecake pie
This tasty chocolate pie is a fluffy and delicious take on the classic cheesecake.
17. No-bake chocolate cake
This decadent no-bake chocolate cake will quell your cravings with just one slice.
18. No-egg, no-bake chocolate mousse cake
This light and fluffy chocolate mousse sits atop a rich, no-bake Oreo crust that you'll find impossible to resist.
19. No-bake chocolate-peanut butter cookies
These classic no-bake cookies are so simple you can have them every week.
20. No-bake chocolate éclair cake
Graham crackers and vanilla pudding topped with chocolate frosting make this no-bake dessert hard to turn down.
21. No-bake royal chocolate biscuit cake
Alternately creamy and crunchy, this chocolate biscuit cake is perfect with tea.