When your oven, microwave, and even your neighbor's oven are full, don't worry—there's always room for dessert. Check out
a few of our no-bake desserts that call for minimal hands-on time and deliver top-notch flavor.
Sweet Chocolate Log
If you're looking for Christmas dessert recipes that satisfy, savor a super-rich bite of this chocolatey treat. Crushed vanilla
wafers, grated orange rind, Marsala wine, and honey add bright punches of flavor. Serve with a cup of espresso and dessert
Dress up plain figs with almonds and an orange-and-cream-cheese filling for a simple, elegant-looking dessert that's perfect
for a crowd. The figs can be made ahead, but let them stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.
A quick roll in shredded coconut gives these sweet-and-tart treats a snow-dusted presentation. Graham cracker crumbs lend
this dessert its crunchy texture. If you can’t find Key limes, use regular limes instead.
Plan a quintessential quick-and-easy, no-bake dessert: a rich and tasty smoothie. Make a pitcher for a special on-the-go snack
during the holiday season, or for a smooth treat on late nights while listening for reindeer on the rooftop.
Breeze through dessert by picking up a few key ingredients ahead of time. Purchase a pound cake from your local supermarket,
then jazz it up with toppings, sauces, and drizzles. This fruit-filled ambrosia, spiked with sweetened coconut and dark rum,
makes for a colorful—and tasty—cake topper.
You'd never know this decadent chocolate parfait contains fat-free, sugar-free instant pudding, but it's true. The Southern
Living Test Kitchen made the creamy dessert with both regular and sugar-free pudding mixes and were pleasantly surprised to
find they preferred the taste of sugar-free. Seconds, anyone?
Serve this colorful trifle in a large glass bowl to showcase the combination of sliced strawberries, lemon pound cake, and
whipping cream. A splash of dry red Zinfandel gives this strawberry shortcake an upscale punch.
Shortcut this classic Italian dessert by using split ladyfingers, a rich mascarpone cheese filling, and a hint of raspberry-flavored
liqueur. Dust the plate with cocoa and garnish with mint sprigs for a beautiful presentation. If your sweet tooth needs another
hit, drizzle chocolate sauce over the dessert before serving.