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No-bake Mother's Day dessert recipes

Sarah Caron is a Connecticut-based freelance writer and editor. She lives with her wonderful husband, two adorable kids and two funny beagles. Check out her food blog at Sarah's Cucina Bella.

Whip up a sweet treat for mom

On Mother’s Day, Mom deserves to savor a delicious dessert made by someone else for a change. These three no-bake options are easy, fun, delicious, and easy enough for the kids to help prepare.

Banana walnut crepe

Raspberry Almond Fool

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 10-ounces frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup nonfat yogurt (use a good quality yogurt, it's worth it)
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds

Directions

  1. Put the raspberries and confectioners' sugar in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth, about 30 seconds.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir the raspberry mixture, yogurt, and almond extract.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk egg whites until they form stiff peaks (using a stand mixer or handheld speeds this process up).
  4. Fold egg whites into the raspberry/yogurt mixture; stir until smooth (a wire whisk can help).
  5. Spoon into serving glasses and chill for at least 1 hour. Sprinkle with sliced almonds just before serving.

Looking for another no-bake dessert option like this?

Try a Rhubarb Fool >>

Nutella Banana Walnut Crepes

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash of salt
  • Nutella
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until batter is very smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl, if necessary; cover and let batter cool in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat a nonstick skillet over medium heat; pour 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup of the batter into the hot pan.
  3. Cook until golden brown on each side; repeat until all the batter has been cooked.

To serve: Spread half of each crepe with Nutella; top with sliced bananas and a sprinkle of chopped walnuts; fold into quarters and serve immediately.

Looking for another no-bake recipe like this?

Try Strawberry Crepes With Dark Chocolate Sauce >>

Chocolate Chip Cereal Bars

Yields 20 bars

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 1, 10-ounce package marshmallows
  • Pinch salt
  • 1, 9-ounce package of whole grain puffed cereal
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Spray sides and bottom of 9 x 13-inch glass pan with cooking oil.
  2. In a heavy pot, melt the butter over medium-low heat; add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted; add a pinch of salt and stir a little more; add cereal and stir to coat.
  3. Pour the cereal mixture into the prepared pan and press down (wet hands work best for this); sprinkle with chocolate chips and press down again; let cool; cut into 20 squares (4 rows by 5 rows).

Looking for another no-bake recipe like this?

Try Cereal Peanut Bars >>

Related video

Cooking how-to videos for kids

If your child is really serious about learning to cook, check out the many online video tutorials for kids. We think Two Girls and Their Aprons is an especially cute series:

More baking tips & ideas

Tips for baking with kids
Kids a cookin': Banana cupcakes
Cookin' with kids requires 5 easy steps

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