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No-bake desserts for back-to-school

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Finding a snack in your lunch box as a child is similar to finding gold. Not always an option for busy moms, these no-bake desserts make it easier to surprise your kiddo with a sweet treat made with love.

1. Mini no-bake brownie batter cheesecake

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Surprise your mini with a mini slice of chocolate dessert. Made with chocolate graham crackers, cocoa powder, brown sugar and more delicious ingredients that kids love, everyone will be envious of your child's brownie batter cheesecake.

*Note, this dessert will need to remain cold until lunch so ensure that you insert a cold pack in an insulated container to maintain its freshness.

2. Funfetti dip

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Give your son or daughter a little something extra with some delicious Funfetti dip. Inspired by the favorite frosting option, your child will love dipping their animal crackers into this sweet concoction that is made with actual Funfetti mix.

*Note, this dessert will need to remain cold until lunch so ensure that you insert a cold pack in an insulated container to maintain its freshness.

3. No-bake granola poppers

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A mix of a fun snack and bite-size dessert, these granola poppers are every bit as delicious as the alternative. Bite-size, they are perfect for a post-lunch sweet or an after-school eat.

4. Eggless no-bake sugar cookie balls with sprinkles

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Sure, you could bake your child some delicious cookies for dessert, but why when you can mix up these little eggless no-bake sugar cookie balls with sprinkles? Tiny and every bit as tasty as their cookie older sister, these cookie balls are awesome enough to pack for dessert every day.

5. Inside out s'mores bars

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There's not a kid in America who doesn't have a true-blue love for s'mores. Give your kid a serious case of the smiles when you stun them with an inside out s'mores bar as part of their lunch.

6. Gluten-free s'mores fudge bars

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Another s'mores dessert option for your child's lunch box comes from these gluten-free s'mores fudge bars. These are sure to satisfy your kiddo's sweet tooth without giving them a tummy ache.

7. No-bake peanut butter pretzel bites

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Sweet and salty, the no-bake peanut butter pretzel bite is great for moms who have to pack multiple lunches. Tiny yet gratifying, these are an awesome sweet snack.

8. No-bake football cookies

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Give your little all-star a snack he can relate to with these no-bake football cookies. Fun and delicious, your child is sure to nominate you for mom of the year after devouring this dessert.

9. Firecracker Jell-O parfait

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Ditch the store-bought Jell-O as a dessert option for your kiddo's dessert and instead give him or her something made especially by mom. A mix of red, white and blue, the Firecracker Jell-O parfait is perfect for any time of year.

10. No-bake coconut bars

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An appealing snack or dessert, no-bake coconut bars are the thing to make for an everyday lunch addition. So good, you may want to cook up a few more for your own lunch box.

More lunchbox ideas

School lunch ideas for picky eaters
Whole-wheat French toast sticks with fruit dipping sticks

Lunch box apple pie

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