No-Bake Easter Desserts That Don't Skimp on Flavor

by Justina Huddleston
Mar 9, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET

I'm all about hosting family holidays, but with all the cleaning, decorating and actually hanging out with my relatives, there's rarely time left over for baking. That's especially true when there's a ham in the oven and no room for cookies or cupcakes to be found.

That's why I love no-bake recipes. You can still have a fun dessert or snack on the table without having to worry about the oven or waiting for your treats to cook. No-bake sweets are also perfect for getting little ones to help out in the kitchen — since there's no heat involved, it's a safe activity and requires less patience than waiting for a cake to bake up.

Colorful, whimsical and sweet, these no-bake Easter desserts are sure to be a hit in your home. Whether you have them after dinner to cap off your meal or can't resist sneaking a few while the kids are going to town on the bounty in their Easter baskets, you'll be glad you have these around.

1 /11: No-Bake Lemon Icebox Pie

1/11 :No-Bake Lemon Icebox Pie

Lemon Oreos, ground and mixed with butter, then pressed into a pie tin, make the best crust for this no-bake lemon icebox pie. The filling is made from just three ingredients: cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk and lemons.

2 /11: No-Bake Mini Egg Cheesecake

2/11 :No-Bake Mini Egg Cheesecake

Mini malted eggs top this lusciously creamy no-bake cheesecake. They're the best kind of garnish — tasty on their own and a fun, colorful embellishment too.

3 /11: No-Bake Ombré Funfetti Cookies

3/11 :No-Bake Ombré Funfetti Cookies

Ombré cookies made from oats and colored with dragon fruit powder are tasty no-bake treats you can almost convince yourself are healthy. Throw some sprinkles into the mix for even more cheery fun.

4 /11: White Chocolate Candied Lemon

4/11 :White Chocolate Candied Lemon

These candied lemon slices are almost too pretty to eat. But eat them you will, because nothing tastes better than the tangy sweetness of lemon and white chocolate sprinkled with rose petals.

5 /11: Cadbury Creme Egg Dip

5/11 :Cadbury Creme Egg Dip

The filling is the best part of a créme egg, so why not make a huge vat of dip out of the stuff? You can scoop it up with cookies, sure, but chances are you'll just want to dig in with a spoon.

6/11 :Chocolate Egg Nest Cake

These li'l treats are a classic for a reason. Crunchy, sweet and almost too cute to eat, they're a hit at Easter year after year.

7 /11: Easter Candy Fudge

7/11 :Easter Candy Fudge

Put your Easter candy to good use with this colorful fudge. It has a creamy, caramelized flavor that's the perfect base for any sweet treats you decide to throw in.

8 /11: Easter Chocolate Bark

8/11 :Easter Chocolate Bark

Consider this a fusion dessert. It combines chocolate bark with colorful candy to make an Easter treat fit for the bunny itself.

9 /11: Easter Rice Krispies Cake

9/11 :Easter Rice Krispies Cake

Layers of rainbow Rice Krispies treats give this cake a colorful look. You can make it on the stovetop in just minutes, so you can get back to the fun stuff, like planning an Easter egg hunt for the kids.

10 /11: No-Bake Créme Egg Cheesecakes

10/11 :No-Bake Créme Egg Cheesecakes

What's better than serving up mini no-bake cheesecakes to your friends and family? Topping them with whole Cadbury Creme Eggs, of course.

11 /11: No-Bake Cake Batter Bars

11/11 :No-Bake Cake Batter Bars

Just like cookie dough is sometimes better than cookies, so are no-bake cake batter bars better than cake itself.