Take the campfire inside with these toasty marshmallow treats.
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To make this no-bake dessert, soft bread is soaked in a chocolate custard and layered with a zingy raspberry sauce.
This light ice box pie is full of sweet blueberries and blackberries in a crunchy pretzel crust.
It's hot. You don't want to turn on your oven, but you do want dessert. This is my nightly summertime quandary. Fortunately in my search for retro classics and regional gems, I've come across a number of low-effort, high-reward, no-bake desserts perfect for when you don't want to heat up the kitchen. These are my favorites.
The crust of this pie is made from crushed pretzels, which do double duty by lending crunch and salty satisfaction to a cool mix of creamy peanut butter and sweet vanilla ice cream. It's a pie that's sure to please on these scorching days and sultry nights.
From Rosemary Olive Oil Bavarois to Peanut Butter Pie, these 15 desserts show that there is no need to turn on your oven to make a delicious sweet.
With summertime upon us, I find myself looking for no-bake desserts that still satisfy. Just because the weather's hot doesn't mean I don't want cake—I'd just prefer not to have to heat up my apartment to get my fix. Enter the icebox cake.
After Memorial Day, there are unsaid certain rules: wear white, drink iced coffee, and only turn on the oven when necessary. That's why we love icebox cakes.
It may have been the '80s entertaining scene or remnants from my mother's childhood, but I remember in candid detail some rather outré desserts being served at parties at home. "Merengón" was a popular one—the large version of Floating Islands, filled with some tropical fruit-based sorbet, as was Baked Alaska, and other icebox cakes that looked exotic and kitschy. For some reason, most of these recollections take on a fading yellowish hue in my mind, like old photos in an album.