July 19, 2024

No holiday celebration is complete without irresistible desserts to enjoy. To help reduce the stress that’s often associated with preparing a Thanksgiving feast, we’ve put together a list of 15 no-bake desserts that are delicious and easy to prepare.

1. No-Bake Purple Sweet Potato and Chocolate Tart

No-Bake Purple Sweet Potato and Chocolate Tart

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The tart filling is everything or almost everything. It dictates the success of a dessert. The taste of this No-Bake Purple Sweet Potato and Chocolate Tart by Teri Macovei is so pleasing, and the creaminess is beyond words.

2. Mini Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

Mini Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

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These Mini Pumpkin Pie Cheesecakes by Shannon Leparski are the perfect little treat for fall parties or when you just to have something sweet and seasonal on hand. These simple cheesecakes have a pecan crust and a  rich, creamy, cashew, and coconut milk-based filling that’s flavored with pumpkin purée and pumpkin spice. Not too sweet, they hit the spot and give you the comforting feeling of all things fall.

3. No Bake Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Cups

No Bake Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Cups

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These perfect little No Bake Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Cups by Melanie Sorrentino are so tasty! The bright orange color will remind you of the autumn season, and not to mention they’re delicious.

Gratitude: Plant-Based Thanksgiving Cookbook

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No other holiday captures the spirit of home cooking the way Thanksgiving does. This is why you need the ultimate Thanksgiving cookbook, One Green Planet’s Gratitude: Plant-Based Recipes to Create your own Thanksgiving Tradition! In the cookbook, you’ll find our 100 most popular plant-based thanksgiving recipes like Soft Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts, Spiced Apple Cake with Cashew Frosting, Sweet Potato Chocolate Pudding with Nut Crumble Topping, Cinnamon Apple Hand Pies, and hearty entrees like Roast Root Vegetable Stack With Dukkah, Vegducken: Butternut Squash Stuffed With Eggplant, Zucchini, and a Mushroom Lentil Stuffing, and Seitan Roast With Sausage and Pear Stuffing and Apple Cider Gravy and so much more!

4. No-Bake Sweet Potato Chocolate Mousse Pecan Pie

No-Bake Sweet Potato Chocolate Mousse Pecan Pie

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This holiday dessert masterpiece will be the first to disappear from the table. A chocolatey crust made from pecans and gooey dates is filled with a rich, decadent chocolate mousse filling made from sweet potato and sweetened naturally with dates. Not only does this No-Bake Sweet Potato Chocolate Mousse Pecan Pie by Jasmine Briones taste delicious, but it is also made from nourishing ingredients, so that’s cause for even more celebration! Recipe created as a guest post for Sweet Simple Vegan by Yvonne’s Vegan Kitchen.

5. No Bake Walnut Brownies

No Bake Walnut Brownies

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This No Bake Walnut Brownie recipe by Zuzana Fajkusova and Nikki Lefler would be wonderful to make ahead and have tucked away in the freezer. When unexpected guests show up at your door, pull out a tray of these yummy brownies and be prepared to wow everyone.

6. No-bake Cranberry Walnut Tart 

No-bake Cranberry Walnut Tart

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This No-bake Cranberry Walnut Tart by Angelina Papanikolaou is one delicious, fruity, and colorful dessert. Plus, it’s so easy to make! The crust is a mixture of walnuts, coconut, and dates. All you have to do is throw everything in your food processor, and let it do all the work. Perfect for busy holiday dinners.

7. No-Bake Single Serve Cinnamon Roll

No-Bake Single Serve Cinnamon Roll

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This unbelievable No-Bake Single Serve Cinnamon Roll by Erin Druga has a total of six ingredients for the roll itself and three ingredients for the icing— that’s it! It’s also no-bake, single-serve, vegan, chewy (in a good way), super duper cinnamony, and has a creamy, cashew-based icing. What more could you ask for? Answer: nothing. Oh! I also heated it in the microwave for around 15 seconds or so. It was good — seriously, try it.

8. Cinnamon Doughnuts With Coffee and Vanilla Glaze

Cinnamon Doughnuts With Coffee and Vanilla Glaze

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Everybody loves doughnuts, but this Cinnamon Doughnuts With Coffee and Vanilla Glaze by Holly Jade is in a league of its own. The tasty treat is baked instead of fried so this decadent treat is healthier than your normal doughnut. Plus, you can get creative and decorate these doughnuts with whatever you have lying around the kitchen after you apply the glaze.

9. No-Bake Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake

No-Bake Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake

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These pretty and delicious No-Bake Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake by Melanie Sorrentino will be the star of your Thanksgiving celebration. Even better? These beauties are bite-sized so you can eat and mingle at the same time!

10. No-Bake Pumpkin Date Pie

No-Bake Pumpkin Date Pie

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Pumpkins contain an array of vitamins and nutrients that are wonderfully nourishing for our bodies. And what better way to enjoy all of the benefits that pumpkins have to offer than with a delicious pumpkin pie? This No-Bake Pumpkin Date Pie by Crystal Bonnet has a date-almond-oat crust which is then filled with a mixture of pumpkin, banana, almond milk, coconut butter, and plenty of warming spices. The result is a gorgeous dessert that you don’t even have to turn on the oven for – win!

11. No-Bake Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake

No-Bake Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake

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Delicious spiced pumpkin, creamy cashews, and maple syrup … you really can’t go wrong with this No-Bake Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake by Priscilla Soler. Once you’ve made the creamy filling, simply set it atop the sticky date-nut crust and pop it into the freezer! The hardest part is waiting for it to set, but trust us, the results are well worth it!

12. No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Tart With Candied Nut Topping

No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Tart With Candied Nut Topping

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This No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Tart With Candied Nut Topping by Steph McKercher has all the makings of a rustic no-bake treat. Its creamy pumpkin filling is flavored with maple syrup and then topped with candied pecans and cashews, all on a nutty, flourless crust.

13. No Bake Maple Almond Bars

No Bake Maple Almond Bars

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The key to getting the bars to stick together is a combination of brown rice syrup, almond butter, and maple syrup. This also provides these No Bake Maple Almond Bars by Danielle Clark with healthy fats, natural sweetness (making them refined sugar-free), and a great texture.

14. No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Truffles

No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Truffles

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Creamy little bites of goodness that taste just like pumpkin pie! Who could resist one of these delicious No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Truffles by Melanie Sorrentino?

15. Easy No-Bake Coffee and Caramel Cream Bars

Easy No-Bake Coffee and Caramel Cream Bars

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A rich, dark chocolate base, topped with a layer of coffee cream, coconut cream peaks, homemade caramel sauce, and espresso beans. Doesn’t this sound like heaven?! A mix of delicious textures with a silky smooth cream topping and a crispy base. These Easy No-Bake Coffee and Caramel Cream Bars by Holly Jade are a must if you’re a coffee fan (or love tasty desserts/snacks)!

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