A pocketful of amazing no-bake Christmas treats is such a great thing for the busy season. These yummy recipes can be prepared with less time, planning and effort than baked recipes and they typically use fewer dishes.
These Christmas desserts are perfect for when you’re in a time pinch or want to mix things up during the holidays. Whether you prefer classic, old-fashioned no-bake treats to finish in style or looking for a showstopper recipe to add to your dessert table. I’ve got one for each of your needs, including some holiday snacking options for kids and adults.
No-Bake Treats: Perfect for Desserts or Christmas Gifting
Without the oven, you can more easily involve your kids in the preparation process while enjoying (tolerating?) their chirpy chatter and not risking burning your treats (or next of kin).
With Christmas almost upon us, I’d like to share with 15 delicious no-bake Christmas treats.
The only problem here would be choosing which one to make! But hey, they are all so easy that you can even prepare more than 2. Who’s counting? (I am sure Santa won’t mind.)
Take your pen and a notepad, sit with your comforting cup of hot chocolate and plan your Christmas treats and desserts ahead of time. You can quickly whip up these recipes a day before Christmas with minimal planning.
Luxurious No-Bake Chocolate Tart
This super easy no-bake chocolate tart recipe has a delicious oreo crumb crust and a heavenly chocolate cream filling that couldn’t be simpler to make.
3-Ingredient Chocolate Truffles
I had to begin with the classic chocolate truffle recipe, which can quite win the argument for deliciousness in its simplicity. With the warmth of the tongue, these cool and firm truffles magically melt and collapse into silky, heavenly bliss. Chocolate, butter, and cream are basically the magic ingredients, so get ready to experience this divine Christmas treat.
Read my recipe for 3-Ingredient Chocolate Truffles here.
Super Easy Chocolate Fudge
Only one pot and 3 ingredients are required to make this creamy no-bake treat for the holiday season. Sweetened condensed milk does the heavy lifting, imparting the fudge with an impossible-to-resist texture that’s creamy and chewy. Even after Christmas, you can’t help but make this decadent chocolate dessert because it is so rich.
Read my no-bake Chocolate fudge recipe here.
Peanut Butter Marshmallow Butterscotch Squares
You cannot go wrong with peanut butter and marshmallows. Creamy peanut butter butterscotch squares, plump with colored marshmallows, were on every cookie plate I was ever offered as a kid. If you’re searching for a last-minute treat this Christmas season, you need these in your life too.
Read my No-Bake Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares recipe here.
No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake Bars
These Classic Cheesecake Bars are made with fresh cream cheese, buttery graham cracker crust, and luscious cherry pie filling. They taste as delicious as they look! Your guests won’t believe you made this recipe with only 6 ingredients and no oven because it is so rich and delicious. Rock the party and awe your guests and kids with these showstoppers.
Read my recipe for No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake Bars here.
White Chocolate Candy Cane Christmas Bark
The best holiday treat and perfect as a thoughtful gift. You’ll want to add this Candy Cane Bark recipe to your Christmas treat menu. This simple Christmas candy cane bark recipe uses dark chocolate, and white chocolate and is pepperminty.
Read my No-Bake White Chocolate Peppermint Bark recipe here.
Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats
Prepare the most addictive rice Krispie treats you’ve ever had in under 25 minutes with peanut butter, salted caramel, and chocolate. With a peanut butter base, followed by a drippy salted caramel and a sheet of melted dark chocolate, it’s the crunchiest no-bake treat for Christmas parties.
Try my Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats recipe.
No-Bake Oreo Balls
Due to their sweet and well-balanced flavor, Oreo treats are always a terrific hit at any holiday party. Try this version of Oreo cookie balls dipped in white chocolate and decorated with sprinkles. These white snow fluffs look gorgeous, making them a perfect no-bake treat for cookie swaps or gift exchanges. They’ll vanish soon, prepare more than you think you’ll need!
Get the full recipe for homemade Oreo Truffles here.
Who can resist silky smooth gingerbread truffles? Definitely not me! If you’re running out of time for old-fashioned Gingerbread houses or cookies, try this No-Bake gingerbread-inspired recipe. It is super easy to make and is a good gifting option too.
Get the recipe for No-Bake Gingerbread Truffles from Averie Cooks here.
Delicious Christmas Pretzels
If you are looking for a fun family activity with your kids, then these Christmas pretzels are what you are looking for. It is super simple and easy to make, making it one of the best no-bake treats for holiday snacking and gifting. You only need melted chocolate, pretzel rings, and sprinkles.
Read the recipe for no-bake Christmas pretzels by The Monday Box here.
Make this fun and easy no-bake treat this holiday season, and enjoy it with your family. Perfect for snacking on while watching Christmas movies or finishing your Christmas dinner. They also make a great addition to cookie plates.
Get the recipe for No-Bake Reindeer Chow from I heart eating here.
Salted Caramel Candied Walnuts with Rosemary
Are you looking for a delicious, flavorful, and healthy snack to make for your Kids this Christmas? These delicious Salted Caramel Candied Walnuts with Rosemary should be your go-to recipe. You can make them in just 10 minutes with 5 simple ingredients.
Check out the Homemade Candied Walnuts recipe by Happy Kitchen here.
No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
This chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookie is simple to make – just stir and drop. You’ll need a handful of ingredients and less than an hour to make these. You can chill the cookies in an airtight container and enjoy them after dinner or as a snack. Try them this Christmas! It’s a comfort recipe loved by people of all ages.
Read When is Dinner’s No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie recipes here.
No-Bake Rafaello Coconut Balls Recipe
How about some easy and quick no-bake coconut Christmas recipes that imitate snowballs? Here is a foolproof recipe for Raffaello Coconut Balls that you have to try. You can easily prepare these a day before Christmas, and your kids will absolutely love them, especially when they are topped with rainbow sprinkles.
Read Sustain my Cooking Habits’ No-Bake Coconut Balls recipe here.
Marzipan Springerle Candy
Springerle candy made with almond marzipan is a delicious no-bake treat with a nutty flavor! This Marzipan dough is embossed with beautiful designs using molds. Sweet and soft on the inside. There is no baking or heating involved in making the candy.
Check out the Homemade Candied Walnuts recipe by The Monday Box here.
Christmas Cookie Fudge
This Christmas cookie fudge has to be one of the easiest holiday treats! It uses simple pantry ingredients like Christmas cookies, white chocolate chips, etc. Made in just 15 minutes, they’re perfect to gift or take to cookie swaps.
Read Alpine Ella’s Christmas cookie fudge recipe here.
Last Updated on December 14, 2022 by Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD