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Size, shape, form, taste or colour - have we ever said no to a dessert before? Some are boiled, some are frozen, some are created from the intensive heat of the oven, and some - like the 7 recipes below - are done in a fuss-free and simple manner that is delectable and perfect for one’s nightly cravings or for a monthly family gathering. Whatever it is, here are 7 no-bake dessert recipes to effortlessly satisfy your sweet tooth!

  1. Lemon Cream Pie 

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We all love a little lemon: on our salad as dressings, in our drinks, or main dishes to give it a zesty taste. Likewise, lemons can complement desserts, making them even more refreshing, tangy and appetising - especially in a classic lemon creampie. A crunchy graham cracker crust against the soft creamy texture of the sweetened condensed milk and Mascarpone cheese makes this dessert everything you need!

  1. No-Bake Cheesecake Bites

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If you are feeling only slightly peckish and not ready to commit to a standard-sized cake, then this no-bake cheesecake bites recipe will do the trick. The recipe requires only 5 ingredients (cream cheese, butter, cracker crumbs, sugar and chocolate chips) and the most important part of the recipe is to let the cheesecake batter chill. Who knew that cheesecake can come in bite-sized forms and is so easy to whip up!

  1. Divinity Candy

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Divinity candy? Unlike the ones wrapped in plastic, this version is actually nougat wrapped in pistachios. Divinity is a coined term for a nougat-like confectionery made with egg white, corn syrup and sugar. And in this recipe, we’re introducing a healthier addition of pistachios for taste, crunch and colour. You can also switch it up with other possible ingredients such as salted pretzels for the salty and sweet combination, almonds, dried fruits or even herbs, like peppermint.

  1. Raspberry Crumble Bowls

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Shoutout to all the health junkies! This recipe is a no-processed-sugar dessert that won’t wreck your diet in any way. With just 5 ingredients (dates being the natural sweetener in the recipe), this crumble is an easy-to-make recipe in under 10 minutes. You can even DIY your mix of ingredients, like swapping out walnuts to your favourite legumes, raspberries for other available berries and top it up with a little lemon juice. 

  1. Cherry No-Bake Cookies

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While presenting a tray of no-bake cookies to your friends may raise a few eyebrows (I mean, where is the crunch at?), all is forgiven when the flavourful blend of chocolate, peanut butter and fresh cherries hit their taste buds. Doable in less than 40 mins, this simple recipe uses cherries that are jam-packed with antioxidants, low in calories, and makes the perfect substitute to sweeten the snack without much (or any) use of processed sugar.  

  1. Gingerbread Icebox Cupcakes

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The highlight of gingerbread icebox cupcakes lies in the fillings, for the base is made of cookies available from your local grocery store. You should opt for the soft and chewy soft gingersnap cookies as the base, as it allows you to cut into the dessert easily while having the thickness to give it height. For the fillings, we recommend a dash of sea salt or Himalayan salt to balance off the sweetness.

  1. Chocolate Banana Tart

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No-bake? Check. Gluten-Free? Check. Vegan? Check. Paleo? Check. Simple, healthy and quick, skip the oven and its heat with this microwavable chocolate banana tart recipe that utilises 5 main ingredients, consisting of non-dairy milk (soy or almond milk is a great substitute), bananas, almonds, dark chocolate and dates. Bonus: it takes minimal effort and only fifteen minutes to complete!

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