Hosting Thanksgiving dinner is hectic, but isn’t that part of the thrill? There’s a select group of us that get a total rush from the stress of roasting a turkey to perfection, whipping up decadent mashed potatoes with zero lumps, making that homemade cranberry sauce from scratch that has just the right amount of sweetness, letting the marshmallows on top of the sweet potato pie singe just a hair — and pulling off the miraculous feat of having all of the above come together at the same time. Performing under pressure at it’s finest.
But what we don’t get a rush from is not having the oven space to make dinner and dessert. We’re miracle workers, sure — but if we don’t have space, we don’t have space. So if we can provide the fam with glorious desserts that don’t have to go in the oven, we’re all in.
These no-bake recipes take the hassle out of dessert, so we can focus on that perfect dinner instead.
A version of this story was originally published November 2015.