20 No-Bake Dessert Recipes

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When the temps heat up, the last thing you want to do is heat up your kitchen. This summer you’ll love these no-bake desserts.

Strawberry and Chocolate Icebox Cakes

Strawberry and Chocolate Ice Box Cakes

Want a most delicious summer dessert without heating the oven? Make these Strawberry and Chocolate Icebox Cakes for one of the easiest treats under the sun.

Cinnamon Puffs


Cinnamon Puffs come together easily with commercial puff pastry and cinnamon sugar. They are delightful with tea, but even better dipped in chocolate.

Chocolate Fondue for One

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Chocolate fondue is a delicious dessert that can be customized in any number of ways. It can also be made in single servings.

Chocolate Oat Breakfast Cakes

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Bake someone happy with these deliciously filling Chocolate Oat Breakfast Cakes. A little heartier than your average muffin, they’re packed with all kinds of whole grain goodness.

Pepita Cookie Bars

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Pepitas, also known as pumpkin seeds can be used as a nut substitute in a number of recipes, including these delicious, caramel-scented cookie bars. Years ago I borrowed my mom’s recipe box and transcribed all the recipes from her collection into a small family cookbook. I made photocopies and bound the pages to give as […]

Bake Someone Happy with Cookies

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Bake someone happy with one (or more) of these fantastic cookie recipes. December is cookie time! I think I could bake a different kind of cookie for the entire month and still not run out of great ones to bake. I can’t wait to spend an afternoon or evening baking up cookies with my kids […]

Salted Caramel Mocha Icebox Cake

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This icebox cake mimics the flavors of the Salted Caramel Mocha Frap, making it a must-do for the holiday season. It’s super easy to prepare, so there’s no reason not to. Last summer I fell in love with the icebox cake. I can’t remember how many different versions we made over the summer, but we […]

Homemade Mocha Chocolate Syrup Recipe


This decadent mocha chocolate syrup adds a touch of elegance to simple desserts like sundaes, affogatos, pound cakes, and more. We are big fans of mocha flavor in these here parts. Chocolate mixed with coffee?! Yum-O. We’ve spent a small fortune on cafe mochas over the years which is pretty silly when you consider how […]

8 Fantastic Desserts for Thanksgiving

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Finish off your Thanksgiving feast with one — or more — of these delicious desserts! You know the old adage, “So many desserts, so little time.” It’s true, of course. It’s so hard to choose just one dessert to make for Thanksgiving. Even though we often have only eight people which would maybe need a […]