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Taste

9 Delicious And Easy No-Bake Desserts

Your sweet tooth needn’t suffer when it’s too hot to turn on the oven. From a fancy-looking Chocolate & Peanut Butter Icebox Cake to nostalgic Banana Pudding Parfaits, these no-bake recipes are all easy to make and delicious to eat.

To make this indulgent dessert, simply layer store-bought chocolate wafers with peanut butter-flavored whipped cream and then chill overnight. In the fridge, the cookies soften and meld with the cream, creating a dessert that resembles a fancy layered mousse cake. GET THE RECIPE

If you’ve ever watched traditional fudge being made in a candy shop, you know it’s fickle: it must be heated and cooled to precise temperatures and then stirred “just so” to ensure success. That’s why I LOVE this Chocolate Walnut Fudge from America’s Test Kitchen. Not only is it foolproof, it’s finished in 15 minutes! GET THE RECIPE

Banana Pudding is an old-fashioned dessert traditionally made with layers of Nilla wafers, vanilla pudding and sliced bananas. This gourmet version bucks tradition a bit, but still tastes nostalgic and delicious. GET THE RECIPE

This dazzling, delicious trifle can be made in under 30 minutes — just be sure to plan ahead as it needs to sit in the fridge at least 8 hours before serving. GET THE RECIPE

Ice cream sandwiches: kids love them, adults love them, and they’re so much fun to eat! These are made with store-bought chocolate wafers and premium quality ice cream. GET THE RECIPE

Fresh berries are delicious on their own but if you’re looking for a way to dress them up, elegant parfaits are the way to go. Here, I’ve layered them with a luscious lemon cream — essentially a lemon curd lightened with whipped cream — to brighten their natural sweetness. GET THE RECIPE

The beauty of banana ice cream is that it’s naturally low in fat; the thick texture of puréed bananas makes it rich and creamy without the addition of eggs or heavy cream. Win! GET THE RECIPE

Who doesn’t love Rice Krispies treats?! This fun twist on the original recipe makes treats that are toasty, caramel-y, salty, and gooey. The secret ingredient? I’ll give you a hint: it starts with “golden” and ends with “grahams.” GET THE RECIPE

Kids love these silky chocolate pudding sundaes topped with whipped cream and sprinkles. And if you’ve never tried homemade pudding, you’re in for a treat! GET THE RECIPE