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21 No-Bake Chocolate Desserts That Are Totally Delicious


SheKnows Editorial

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

No-bake chocolate lasagna
Image: I Heart Naptime

Cool Whip, chocolate pudding and crushed cookies: Does dessert get any better than this?

2. Healthy eat-more-fudge chocolate bars

fudge dessert
Image: Chocolate Covered Katie

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

Vegan almond butter buckeyes with homemade chocolate coating
Image: Detoxinista

A healthier version of the ever-popular buckeyes? Count us in.

4. No-bake chocolate-peanut butter bars

no bake chocolate peanut butter bars
Image: Sally’s Baking Addiction

These five-ingredient no-bake chocolate-peanut butter bars are just like a ginormous peanut butter cup.

5. Mexican chocolate-chia seed pudding

Mexican Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
Image: Oh My Veggies

This zesty chocolate pudding has extra oomph thanks to cayenne pepper and is chock-full of chia to boot.

More: How to Reap the Health Benefits of Chocolate

6. Chocolate, avocado & peanut butter pudding

chocolate avocado peanut butter pudding
Image: Minimalist Baker

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

chocolate avocado grasshopper bars
Image: Whole New Mom

Made with coconut and avocado, no one will ever guess these mint chocolate bars work for breakfast and dessert.

Next: Healthy three-ingredient chocolate fudge sauce

A version of this article was originally published in April 2015.

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