No-bake Christmas treats: Yes, please

Dec 4, 2016 at 1:45 p.m. ET
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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

no bake cheesecake balls

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

egg free no bake cookie dough bites

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

3. Snowman doughnut faces

snowman donut faces

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

4. Reindeer doughnut bites

reindeer doughnut bites

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

5. Funfetti dip

funfetti dip

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

6. Walnut streusel truffles

walnut streusel truffles

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

no bake peanut butter pretzel bites

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

8. Healthier no-bake Nutella bites

no bake nutella

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

banana cream pie bites

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

candy cane Oreo truffles

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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