By: Denile Doyle
You’ve had a long day at work and you just want to go home, reheat your leftovers and call it a night. Oh, and you’re craving a sweet treat. Sure, you have half a container of your go-to ice cream in your freezer, but you’d hardly call that an indulgence. No, you need something more exciting and preferably something that doesn’t require turning on the oven, because you just don’t have the time or patience. These no-bake desserts will become your new favorite treats for when you need a weeknight indulgence that’s not ice cream. Sweet tooth, check!
1. No-Bake Cheesecake Mousse
Enjoy the creamy, delicious cheesecake taste, with a lot less effort. This mousse tastes just like the real thing because it’s made with all the same ingredients. You need the basics like cream cheese, powdered sugar, graham crackers, and whipped cream. This lemon cheesecake mousse is to die for, and if chocolate is your flavor, this easy chocolate mousse will do the trick.
2. Microwave Mug Cake
A mug cake is the single-serve dessert that will go a long way to perking you up after a long day and only takes a few minutes to cook. This will remind you why the microwave was such a wonderful invention. You can get your chocolate fix with a chocolate mug cake or try a vanilla mug cake like this one.
3. No-bake Coconut Balls
You don’t need a ton of ingredients to make these chewy treats. You can make a big batch and freeze or refrigerate the leftovers for the next time you’re craving the macaroon’s no-bake cousin. Here’s a fast and simple recipe that you only need a blender for.
4. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bark
A peanut butter-chocolate combination always yields a delicious dessert, and no-bake desserts are no different. Beside peanut butter and chocolate, you only need a few other ingredients to whip this one up, and it cooks right in your microwave. Once cooked, set in the refrigerator and you’ve got yourself a tasty, homemade candy bar that can last you a few days. This bark recipe includes optional candy add-ins if you want to add some candy to your candy bar.
5. White Chocolate Clusters
Chocolate meets fruit and nuts for this two-step dessert starring white chocolate. All you need for this one is dried fruit, nuts and white chocolate chips. Fifteen minutes later your fruit-and-nut mix turns into a decadent chocolate dessert. One bite of these clusters and you’ll be asking, “What ice cream?”