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13 No Bake Gluten Free Desserts

13 No Bake Gluten Free Desserts

These 13 recipes for no bake gluten free desserts are for those days when you just can’t bother turning on the oven, but you still want a treat! Whether it’s too hot or you’re too bothered, these are some of my very best recipes…

These 13 recipes for no bake gluten free desserts are for those days when you just can’t bother turning on the oven, but you still want a treat!

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know it’s primarily a gluten free baking blog. Sure, there are some of my absolute favorite gluten free dinner recipes thrown in for good measure. But mostly, cooking is naturally gluten free, so I stick to what you’re probably missing most. Cookies, cakes, bars, and breads.

But when the weather outside is hot as blazes, I understand that you may not be willing to turn on the oven. Or maybe you’re having a big family gathering, and the oven is already working overtime. Enter no bake gluten free desserts!

This recipe collection doesn’t even include every single one of my no bake recipes here on the blog, which is actually over 40 recipes strong. But these are the 13 no bake recipes that I turn to most often.

From creamy, delicious no bake cheesecakes (clearly a personal favorite!), to naturally sweetened peanut butter pies, Paleo-style fudgesicles and everyone’s favorite classic no bake oatmeal cookies (without any peanut butter!), this list has it all.

If I’ve missed your favorite style of no bake dessert, let me know in the comments and I’ll see what I can do. We’ve still got some summer left!

The perfect smooth and creamy no bake strawberry cheesecake, made with strawberries, cream cheese and whipped cream, plus a bit of gelatin and sugar. So quick and easy, it’s the perfect warm weather treat!

The perfect smooth and creamy no bake strawberry cheesecake, made with strawberries, cream cheese and whipped cream, plus a bit of gelatin and sugar. So quick and easy, it’s the perfect treat.

Many of you have made this recipe, and it seems like a 50-50 split between those who make it with the crust and those who make it without. But there’s no doubt that it’s one of your favorites (and mine). I think it would work with any of summer’s berries, too.

This no bake peanut butter pie recipe is made into healthy single-serve miniatures, with coconut milk instead of cream cheese in the filling. So simple and delicious!

This no bake peanut butter pie recipe is made into healthy single-serve miniatures, with coconut milk instead of cream cheese in the filling. So simple and delicious. This is your virtuous choice. 

No bake lemon cheesecake miniatures are little bites of citrus heaven, made with sour cream, cream cheese, a touch of sugar and gelatin, and plenty of lemon. No-bake some today!

No bake lemon cheesecake miniatures are little bites of citrus heaven, made with sour cream, cream cheese, a touch of sugar and gelatin, and plenty of lemons. 

No Bake Banana Split Cake, made gluten free. A graham cracker crust, topped with fluffy cream cheese, bananas, crushed pineapple, vanilla pudding and whipped cream—and a cherry on top!

No bake banana split cake made gluten free. A graham cracker crust, topped with fluffy cream cheese, bananas, crushed pineapple, vanilla pudding and whipped cream—and a cherry on top. Even just the pineapple banana pudding mixture alone is worth the price of admission. 

Edible cookie dough that’s made without eggs or any “regular” flour is the worry-free, safe way to let your family indulge in everyone’s favorite treat!

Edible cookie dough that’s made without eggs or any “regular” flour is the worry-free, safe way to let your family indulge in everyone’s favorite treat. Try it Ben and Jerry’s style, stuffed into some of my homemade vanilla ice cream.

Smooth and creamy Paleo chocolate mousse, made with chocolate, coconut cream, cocoa powder, honey and vanilla. Just blend it and let it set!

Smooth and creamy Paleo chocolate mousse, made with chocolate, coconut cream, cocoa powder, honey and vanilla. Just blend it and let it set. Another virtuous choice, and it’s so rich that you’ll never overeat. That’s a promise.

This chocolate pudding pie is my favorite no bake gluten free treat of the season. The filling is smooth as silk, plus the cookie crust slices clean, and adds just the right amount of cookie crunch.

The filling in this no bake chocolate pudding pie is smooth as silk, plus the cookie crust slices clean, and adds just the right amount of crunch.

This is the easiest no bake cheesecake recipe you'll ever find. A plain vanilla cheesecake made with a touch of gelatin, it sets up perfectly every time.

This is the easiest no bake cheesecake recipe you’ll ever find, and it always sets up quickly. A plain vanilla cheesecake made with cream cheese, sour cream and a touch of gelatin, it’s quite simply perfect. It’s also super easy to make into a lighter style for a less-sweet treat.

Healthy homemade fudge popsicles, made with 4 ingredients in a super simple recipe, are all it takes to put the ice cream truck to shame this summer!

This fudgesicles recipe is made with just 4 healthy ingredients, and couldn’t be easier. Put the ice cream truck to shame this summer. Any ice pop mold will do, and even a paper cup and a stick work in a pinch!

These homemade marshmallow rice krispie treats are actually easier than making the iconic treats with packaged marshmallows because the whole mixture isn’t quite as sticky and messy. Plus, they’re naturally gluten free and made with the simplest pantry ingredients.

A light and fluffy, mousse-like no bake gluten free chocolate cheesecake that isn’t too rich or too sweet—and can be made with or without a simple cookie crumb crust.

A light and fluffy, mousse-like no bake gluten free chocolate cheesecake that isn’t too rich or too sweet—and can be made with or without a simple cookie crumb crust. 

A no bake chocolate eclair cake made with graham crackers, whipped vanilla pudding and covered in chocolate ganache.

A no bake chocolate eclair cake made with graham crackers, whipped vanilla pudding and covered in chocolate ganache. So easy, and it tastes just like an eclair.

No bake oatmeal cookies are the classic no bake cookie you remember, made with or without peanut butter—even with or without oats. Naturally gluten free!

And finally, no bake oatmeal cookies are the classic chocolate no bake cookie you remember, made with or without peanut butter—even with or without oats. Naturally gluten free. This is how to make perfect gluten free cookies, even if you can’t bake!

This post was originally published in 2013. Most everything has been changed because the blog has grown a lot since then!

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  • Linda
    August 1, 2017 at 10:29 AM

    I snuck a tiny taste of my hubby’s creme brulee at a restaurant–heavenly! Do you perhaps have a recipe for same, gluten free, that uses coconut sugar, since I also can’t have refined sugar or honey?

    Thanks for these marvelous ideas. Can’t wait to try them.

    • Nicole Hunn
      August 1, 2017 at 6:26 PM

      Hi, Linda,
      Creme brulee is naturally gluten free. I don’t have a published recipe, no, but any recipe from a source you trust should do!

  • Suzanne Worrell
    August 1, 2017 at 2:45 AM

    Nicole, your recipes are amazing. My husband was diagnosed with severs celiac four years ago at the age of 62. I have not done much baking because nothing ever had any “taste” until I found you. Thank you! Question: did you post a chocolate raspberry mouse recipe about 6 weeks ago? I made one and it was delicious. My husband is asking for it again and I can’t find the recipe.

    • Nicole Hunn
      August 1, 2017 at 9:29 AM

      Hi, Suzanne,
      A later in life diagnosis can be especially challenging since you know exactly what good food should taste like! I’m so glad to have been able to help. I’m afraid that I’m not the source of the chocolate raspberry mousse recipe, though. I do have a few mousse recipes, though, here on the blog that you can find by using the search bar. Hopefully something there will suit!

  • Sandra Engelland
    July 31, 2017 at 9:06 AM

    Nicole, you just read my mind! I’ve been wanting to search for GF no-bake desserts. Can’t wait to try the cookie dough, chocolate eclair cake and banana split cake. Thanks!

    • Nicole Hunn
      July 31, 2017 at 1:33 PM

      That’s awesome, Sandra! Late July and August beg for no-bake. :)

  • Houkje
    July 30, 2017 at 7:08 PM

    I make the No bake chocolate cheese cake for most every occasion and everyone LOVES it! They never know it’s gluten free! Can’t wait to try some of these others! Thanks so much!

  • Raquel Elsa Herrera
    July 28, 2017 at 9:46 PM

    HI Nicole, I’m trying to get a copy of your Empanada dough recipe – the copy I have I think it is not the full instruction it’s only up to #4 . I am missing the part for baking instructions. I already subscribed and still I cannot find the Empanada dough recipe (sorry to bother you I’m getting frustrated). Please advise.
    Thank you,
    Raquel

    • Mare
      July 31, 2017 at 4:35 PM

      Hey Nicole, Raquel Elsa Herrera is right. The recipe on the blog for empanada stops at #4. It is incomplete.

    • Nicole Hunn
      August 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM

      Hi, Raquel,
      That recipe is only for the dough, as the title suggests. You can use it in your favorite empanada recipe, with whatever filling you like!

  • Bobbi
    June 7, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmm… That’s all I got. Lol.

    • gfshoestring
      June 7, 2013 at 2:59 PM

      Thanks, Bobbi!
      xoxo Nicole

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