By Kristy Alpert
These healthy no-bake desserts fit perfectly into your lifestyle without heating up your home. Needing just a little time on the stove top or in the fridge, these no-bake healthy dessert ideas—including frozen treats and layered bars—prove you don’t have to skip dessert to eat healthy; just skip the oven!
Mini Chocolate and Yogurt Parfaits
Classic Fudge Pops
Cool down with homemade frozen pops for a healthier version of the refreshing summer treat. Try dipping your sweet freezes in tasty toppers, such as melted chocolate, finely chopped nuts, or crushed freeze-dried fruits.
Creamy Chocolate Pudding
This no-bake, dairy-free dessert gets its creamy texture from two ripe avocados and a bit of soymilk. A drizzle of light agave nectar is all this easy pudding needs before coming together in a blender.
No-Bake Peanut Apple Balls
Stir and chill these delicious dairy-free dessert balls, made with dried apples and chunky peanut butter. The whole wheat flakes mean these healthy no-bake dessert bites are totally fair game at breakfast, too!
Banana Ice Cream
All you need for this easy healthy dessert is three ingredients and 10 minutes. Combine frozen bananas, coconut milk, and vanilla in a food processor for a no-dairy, no-added-sugar, no-bake dessert that will leave you saying yes to more.
Paleo Cashew Truffles
Paleo is often described as the “caveman diet,” and these Paleo no-bake dessert truffles are treats everyone will enjoy—regardless of any diet. Unsweetened chocolate and unsweetened coconut milk get a sweet boost from pure maple syrupto make them light on added sugar and calories.
Chocolate Trail Mix
Trail mix may be a pantry staple, but this sweet no-bake dessert version offers all the indulgence without the calories. Salty pretzels and sweet chocolate clusters mingle with dried cherries, cranberries, and freeze-dried raspberries in the easy dessert recipe.
Kiwi Strawberry Rooibos Ice Pops
These no-bake dairy-free desserts are low in sugar and high in flavor thanks to thick slices of fresh fruit and freshly brewed vanilla rooibos tea. Freeze the pops for a simple, guilt-free summer treat!
Banana Pudding with Shaved Dark Chocolate
High-quality dark chocolate brings out the banana flavor of this healthy no-bake dessert. Your guests will never guess the secret ingredient that gives this pudding its rich texture and protein boost … tofu!
Walnut Butter Fruit Bites
Homemade walnut butter is the trick to making these tasty no-bake dessert bites. Whole grain wheat cereal flakes are held together by sweet dates and dried apricotsto make this fiber-rich, dairy-free dessert.
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Add a bit of Italian flair to your no-bake dessert repertoire with these bite-size tiramisu treats. Two of these no-bake delights are just 189 calories.
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Pineapple, Mint, and Coconut Water Pops
A simple swap of coconut water instead of plain water gives these easy healthy desserts a hydrating boost of potassium. These dairy-free treats are loaded with chunks of pineapple and chopped fresh mint and are only 43 calories per pop!
Sometimes the easiest recipes are the best, and this healthy no-bake fruit dessert is one of the easiest out there. Boil the ingredients, smash them, and sprinkle with cinnamon for a warm, guilt-free apple treat.
Chocolate-Date Truffles with Walnuts
These no-bake dessert truffles use cocoa powder to add chocolaty flavor without the work of melting chocolate. Even better is the fact that you get two of these sweet confections for just 105 calories!
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Almond-Tangerine Panna Cotta
Turn to this silky-smooth, no-bake dessert for an elegant, chilled Italian-inspired dessert that’s perfect for beating the summer heat. The trick to keeping this recipe low-cal? Greek yogurt and fresh fruit!
Dark Chocolate Banana Nut Pops
Cool down with these frozen no-bake desserts for a healthier version of a fudgy summer treat. Creamy almond butter holds two thick slices of banana together before taking a plunge in antioxidant-rich dark chocolate.
Key Lime Cheesecake Bars
These chilled low-fat cheesecake bars are full of bright, citrusy flavor—a perfect guilt-free, no-bake dessert to cool you down. Each bar has fewer than 150 calories per serving and is built on a crunchy graham cracker crust.
Mint Greek Frozen Yogurt
We love this frozen no-bake dessert that’s high in protein and low in sugar—perfect for a light treat on warm summer days. A few sprigs of fresh mint add fresh, cool flavor to this sweet no-bake dessert idea.
Gluten Free No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Bites
These peanut-buttery oat bites may be free of gluten, but they are full of flavor. Make sure to use gluten-free vanilla [note: most pure extracts are gluten-free] for a pure and simple no-bake healthy dessert that won’t trigger insensitivities.
Turn an avocado into a creamy frozen gelato-like delight with this no-bake healthy dessert idea. Avocados, coconut cream, and condensed coconut milk come together in a food processor for a creamy, dairy-free dessert everyone will love.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Bites
Chocolate whey protein powder gives these healthy no-bake balls a powerful boost of protein and flavor while crushed peanuts provide a satisfying crunch. Stir, roll, and chill these honey-sweetened dessert bites before storing them in the refrigerator for up to one week.