7 Tasty Oven-Free Dessert Recipes for the Holidays

by Michelle Coneo
oven-free dessert recipes for the holidays

No matter the season, desserts are the sugary touch that makes meals with our loved ones memorable. So, if you are looking for practical and easy ways to enjoy something sweet, then you’re in the right place. In fact, these oven-free dessert recipes for the holidays are simple, tasty, and the kind of treats everyone can try their hand at making. Whether you’re enjoying a meal at your place or someone else’s, we have seven delicious options that can bail you out from showing up empty-handed at any gathering.

1. No-Bake Banana Cheesecake

This delicious treat is a mix of a remarkable banana pudding and everyone’s beloved cheesecake: a mouth-watering banana cheesecake that your tastebuds will thank you for. Surely, with just 20 minutes of prep time, this low-maintenance recipe is a great option to impress your guests. Finally, just be sure to refrigerate for at least three hours before serving.

“No oven needed with this beautiful, layered no-bake Banana Cream Cheesecake! You’ll love the cookie crust with the creamy cheesecake, fresh bananas, banana pudding and whipped topping!” Shugary Sweets

close up of banana pudding cheesecake


2. Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

This dessert is the perfect recipe for everyone seeking an elegant-looking cake with half the effort you need to bake one. It has rich layers of white and dark chocolate with a nutty base that make this gluten-free and grain-free cake one of a kind. 

“It’s a super easy dessert to whip up, and very delicious” – Panaceas Pantry

triple chocolate mousse cake with chocolate covered strawberries


3. Gluten-Free Snickers Caramel Tart 

Chocolate is a staple ingredient around the holidays—think hot cocoa, fudge, chocolate candies. This recipe incorporates this favorite holiday ingredient into a tasty tart. Throw in some peanuts and caramel, and this gluten-free, no-bake chocolate dessert is irresistible.

“It’s a buttery biscuit base, peanut caramel, topped with peanutty chocolate and chopped Snickers Gluten-free Snickers caramel tart recipe – 100% no-bake, which means no oven or gluten-free flour required.” Becky Excell

oven free healthy snickers tart


4. Healthy Mocha Cheesecakes

These cheesecakes may be one of the most detailed oven-free dessert recipes for the holidays on our list. As a matter of fact, they do not contain cane sugar, grains, or gluten which means they are not only healthy–and vegan–but also paleo-friendly. Most importantly, they are equal parts delicious and indulgent; a winner that will satisfy everyone.

“They are truly scrumptious. Super creamy. Balanced really delightfully- and are naturally free from grains, flours, artificial sweeteners, cane sugar and gluten.” – Panaceas Pantry

no bake mocha cheesecake


5. Biscuit Pudding

For coffee lovers like me, this pudding will be the perfect staple dessert to share with your family and friends. Beautifully enough, it consists of a basic and very simple mixture of chocolate, some biscuits and our liquid gold: coffee. 

“Best dessert recipe for the lockdown period. It’s not exactly a ‘recipe’ because it only has five ingredients and one of them is water! It requires no oven, almost no prep time and such few ingredients, most of which you may already have on hand.” – Dhanya, @dh6nya

oven-free biscuit pudding dessert recipes for the holidays


6. Lemon Cheesecake 

If you’re a big fan of citrusy flavor, this cheesecake might be the one for you. Vegan and paleo-friendly, this no-bake lemon cheesecake offers a lighter, more refreshing option to follow your holiday feast! 

“Looking for a lighter dessert that won’t take up oven space?! Look no further.” – Emily, @emsbalancedlife

vegan lemon cheesecake holiday dessert


7.  Banoffee Trifle

This multilayered treat will be the perfect complement to all your holiday meals. First, it starts off with a crumbly base, a caramel coat, and one of the most versatile fruits: bananas. Later, a fluffy coat of heavy whipped cream separates the second round of tasty ingredients right underneath. Ultimately, to top it off, you can add chocolate shavings to decorate it or any fruits to give this recipe your personal touch.

“The perfect sticky and sweet amalgamation of bananas, sugar and cream with a buttery biscuit crumble. This classically complementing combination is layered to make a delectable trifle crowned with chocolate shavings.” – Sanjana, Cookd

oven-free trifle dessert recipes for the holidays


If you have other oven-free dessert recipes for the holidays you would want to share, leave us a comment below! 

Main image from @cookdtv

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Patricia Lehman December 30, 2020 - 12:38 am

There are three bakeries
Valastros Balery in Hoboken NJ
Del Buonos Bakery in Mt Ephraim NJ
The Bakery in Westville the last polish bakery left

Michelle C January 1, 2021 - 8:04 pm

Sounds great! thanks for the info 🙂


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