Maura Kilpatrick's killer parfaits are the perfect contrast of cold, crunchy and creamy. They're fabulous for entertaining, because you can make the caramel cream, granita and caramel ahead of time and assemble them just before serving. The crunch can also be served over vanilla ice cream.
Very ripe mangoes make this simple Chinese pudding sublime. Traditionally, agar-agar—a derivative of seaweed—is used as the thickener. We use more commonly available gelatin and add sweetened condensed milk for a touch of creaminess. Use a very fine sieve for the smoothest texture. The recipe can be cut in half to make 4 puddings instead of 8.
This no-bake cherry cheesecake is an easy summertime treat. If you want a bright red topping, use sour cherries. Sweet cherries give it a more purple hue. To make gluten-free no-bake cherry cheesecake, use gluten-free graham crackers.
Any chocolate and peanut butter lover will adore this elegant dessert. A rich milk-chocolate mousse is topped with a roasted-peanut cream and addictively crunchy cornflakes mixed with peanut butter, milk chocolate and peanuts.
Suffering from a sweet tooth? So are we! Luckily we found 12 dessert recipes that don't require the use of an oven. From creamy parfaits to no-bake cookies and bars, make sure to choose your favorites.
Check out the slideshow above for easy no-bake dessert inspiration.