35 Easy No-Bake Desserts (Plant-Based!)

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Assortment of easy no-bake vegan desserts

It’s summertime, and all we want are desserts! But let’s be honest…nobody wants to bake anything, right? For those days when you’re craving something sweet (and super simple), we’ve gathered 35 of our easiest plant-based, no-bake desserts!

From party-friendly sweets to decadent treats for date night, we’ve got something for every occasion. Find bite-sized morsels, delicious cookies, creamy cheesecakes, chocolate confections, and more! Take care of your sweet tooth and get scrolling!

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Bites & Bars

Plate of gluten-free vegan no-bake sugar cookie bites
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No-Bake Sugar Cookie Bites
No-bake sugar cookie dough bites that are naturally sweetened and infused with vanilla! Just 1 bowl and 6 ingredients required. A deceptively healthy, quick, and easy dessert!
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Partially eaten Vegan Chocolate Cake Bite topped with sprinkles in front of a bowl with more cake bites
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No-Bake Fudgy Chocolate Cake Bites
Fudgy chocolate cake bites that are vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, and naturally sweetened! Just 7 ingredients required for this healthier dessert or snack!
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Bowl of No Bake Brownie Bites topped with almond butter
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No-Bake Brownie Bites
Unbelievably fudgy, nutty, vegan brownie bites with no baking required. Just 7 whole food ingredients and 10 minutes stand between you and these deceptively decadent treats.
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overhead image of date sweetened truffles on a blue and white tile being dipped into cacao powder
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10-Minute Chocolate Truffles (Date-Sweetened)
Fudgy, rich, healthier vegan chocolate truffles made with whole food ingredients! Just 10 minutes and 7 ingredients required, naturally sweetened with dates, and full of healthy fats from cashew butter and almond flour!
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Holding up a White Chocolate Truffle above a plate of more truffles
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5-Ingredient White Chocolate Truffles
Creamy, perfectly sweet, vegan white chocolate truffles made with 5 ingredients! Low sugar, easy to make, and entirely plant-based!
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Stack of Healthy Vegan Chocolate Truffles topped with cacao nibs
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Easy Vegan Truffles
Simple 30-minute vegan chocolate truffles in a decadent dark chocolate shell. The perfect healthier dessert for Valentine’s Day, special occasions, or just because.
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Squares of chocolate mint brownie bars
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No-Bake Mint Chocolate Brownie Bars
Incredible No-Bake Mint Chocolate Brownie Bars! Layers of no-bake brownie, creamy coconut mint, and chocolate ganache create the ultimate dessert for chocolate-mint lovers. Just 10 ingredients and simple methods required. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.
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Tall stack of Vegan Espresso Walnut Brownies
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5-Minute Espresso Walnut Brownies (No-Bake)
A no-bake, fudgy brownie that’s refined-sugar-, gluten-, and dairy-free. Rich, moist, dense, and full of chocolate espresso flavor.
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Batch of Raw Vegan Brownies cut into squares and topped with walnuts
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No-Bake Vegan Brownies with Chocolate Ganache
Simple, raw vegan brownies studded with walnuts and cacao nibs! A 5-ingredient coconut oil chocolate ganache is optional but recommended for a fudgy, decadent finish. A healthier vegan, gluten-free dessert!
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Cookies

Spoonful of sea salt next to four of our no bake chocolate chip cookies
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Easy No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies
The ultimate healthier, lazy dessert: NO-BAKE chocolate chip cookies made with just 5 ingredients! Naturally sweetened with dates, vegan, gluten- and grain-free, and customizable depending on what you have on hand!
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Parchment-lined baking sheet of No Bake Cookies topped with shredded coconut
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Coconut No Bake Cookies
Amazing no-bake cookies with coconut flakes, coconut sugar, and coconut oil! Naturally sweetened, simple, and so delicious. A delicious twist on a classic.
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Stack of Raw Double Chocolate Macaroons in a vintage measuring cup
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Raw Double Chocolate Macaroons
Easy, raw, 6-ingredient double chocolate macaroons! A coconut-date-cacao filling is coated in a naturally sweetened raw chocolate glaze. SO delicious, and the perfect healthier indulgence!
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Parchment-lined plate of Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies
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Vegan Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies
Fudgy, peanut buttery no-bake cookies naturally sweetened and fiber-rich from oats! Just 9 ingredients, 25 minutes, and 1 pot required! An indulgent and satisfying dessert.
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Tray of 3-Ingredient Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies with some half dipped in chocolate
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3-Ingredient No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies
Insanely delicious, tender, perfectly sweet peanut butter cookies made with just 3 ingredients! No baking required, easy to make, and the perfect snack or dessert!
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Holding three No-Bake Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies over a tray
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5-Ingredient No-Bake Peanut Butter Thumbprints
Tender, naturally sweetened peanut butter thumbprint cookies filled with a tart, incredibly flavorful jam! No baking required, just 5 ingredients total, and ready in 20 minutes!
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Cheesecakes & More

Plate of gluten-free vegan flan
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Easy Vegan Flan (No-Bake!)
Creamy, luxurious vegan flan with salted caramel sauce, no baking required! Surprisingly easy to make with just 7 simple ingredients.
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Cutting board filled with mini White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cheesecakes
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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cheesecake
10-ingredient vegan cheesecake infused with cocoa butter and macadamia nuts. Creamy and rich center with crunchy macadamia nuts throughout. A naturally sweetened dessert that’s created entirely in the blender!
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Tray holding two short glasses of Vegan Chocolate Mousse topped with coconut whip and raspberries
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Naturally Sweetened Vegan Chocolate Mousse
Rich chocolate mousse that's naturally sweetened! Just 7 ingredients required, thick, rich chocolate flavor, and so delicious! Entirely vegan and gluten-free.
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Stack of squares of homemade Vegan Snickers Cheesecake
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Vegan Snickers Cheesecake
Rich, 10-ingredient vegan cheesecake infused with the flavors of a Snickers bar: caramel, peanuts, and chocolate.
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Plate with two slices of Vegan Chocolate Silk Pie topped with coconut whipped cream and raspberries
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6-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Silk Pie
Creamy, 6-ingredient vegan chocolate pie so satisfying you'd never guess it was dairy-free! Silken tofu pulls a sheet over eyes with its super silky texture and neutral flavor. Chocolaty, rich, fudgy — what's not to love?
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Taking a bite of vegan and gluten-free Coconut Yogurt Cheesecake
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Vegan No-Bake Coconut Yogurt Cheesecake
Creamy, decadent vegan cheesecake made with a date-walnut crust and cashew-coconut-yogurt filling for the ultimate tangy-sweet treat. Just 10 ingredients required, no-bake, and entirely vegan and gluten-free.
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Vegan Gluten-Free Banana Cream Pie on a cutting board with fresh banana slices
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Raw Vegan Banana Cream Pie
10-ingredient, amazingly healthy vegan banana cream pie. A 2-ingredient crust, 7-ingredient filling, and no baking means no mess and time saved. Simple dessert at its finest.
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No-Bake Lemon Cookie Fruit Tarts in parchment-lined mini tart tins
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No-Bake Lemon Cookie Fruit Tarts
Simple no-bake vegan tarts with a date-walnut crust and a creamy, dairy-free filling that tastes just like a lemon cookie!
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Slice of our salted caramel chocolate ganache tart on a pie cutter
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Salted Caramel Chocolate Ganache Tart (Vegan + GF)
A gorgeous, decadent, no-bake salted caramel tart with chocolate ganache! Insanely delicious, plus gluten-free and vegan. Just 7 ingredients required!
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Cutting board filled with Mini Cheesecakes for our Easy Plant-Based Mother's Day Recipes roundup
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White Chocolate Lemon Cheesecake (Vegan + GF)
Amazing 10-ingredient White Chocolate Lemon Cheesecake made entirely in the food processor or blender! So rich, decadent, and satisfying you’d never guess it was vegan and gluten-free.
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Close up shot of a bowl of our homemade vegan Chocolate Pudding recipe
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Vegan Chocolate Protein Pudding (Two Ways!)
Rich, chocolaty vegan pudding made two ways: with cashews or black beans! Naturally sweetened and made with just 6 simple ingredients.
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Platter of Mini Vegan No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecakes topped with fresh berries
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No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecakes
Thick, custard-like vegan chocolate cheesecakes with a date-walnut cocoa crust. Just 10 ingredients required and entirely vegan and gluten-free. Perfect topped with coconut whipped cream and fresh fruit.
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Glass dishes filled with Vegan Peanut Butter Pudding topped with coconut whipped cream and chopped peanuts
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5-Ingredient Vegan Peanut Butter Pudding
Thick and creamy vegan peanut butter pudding made with just 5 ingredients in 1 saucepan! Naturally sweetened, easy to make, and the perfect balance of salty and sweet! Enjoy plain, with chocolate ganache, or as a pie filling!
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Stack of three No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecakes
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No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecakes
9-ingredient vegan cheesecakes! Oreo crust, peanut butter filling swirled with chocolate ganache, topped with mini dark chocolate peanut butter cups. Simple, fast, no bake besides the crust!
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Slices of Vegan Matcha Cheesecake beside dates and matcha powder
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Vegan Matcha Swirl Cheesecake
Amazing, 10-ingredient vegan matcha swirl cheesecake that’s raw, naturally sweetened, and insanely delicious! The perfect vegan, gluten-free dessert with health perks!
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Stack of healthy plant-based Peanut Butter Fudge
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Healthy Peanut Butter Fudge (4 Ingredients!)
Creamy, rich peanut butter fudge made with 4 ingredients! Naturally sweetened, healthy, and ready in 30 minutes! The perfect plant-based dessert.
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Chocolate!

Pile of homemade Ferrero Rocher chocolates
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DIY Ferrero Rocher Chocolates (Vegan + GF)
Decadent DIY Ferrero Rocher chocolates that taste like the real thing but are vegan and gluten-free! Perfectly chocolaty and hazelnutty, with just 8 ingredients required!
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Stack of homemade Vegan Peanut Butter Mousse Cups
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Vegan Peanut Butter Mousse Cups
5-ingredient peanut butter cups with a dark chocolate shell and peanut butter coconut whipped cream mousse! Crunchy on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside.
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Slices of our 4-Ingredient Freezer Fudge recipe stacked on a vintage scale
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge
Incredibly rich vegan fudge made with 4 ingredients: peanut butter, cacao powder, dates, and coconut oil. Naturally sweet, fudgy, intensely satisfying, and so delicious! The perfect healthier dessert.
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Stack of DIY peanut butter cups
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Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
The ultimate DIY peanut butter cups! We tested all the chocolates, sweeteners, and peanut butters to share the best method for perfectly salty-sweet peanut butter cups. Just 6 simple ingredients required!
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If you try any of these no-bake desserts, let us know! Leave a comment or take a picture and tag it @minimalistbaker on Instagram. Enjoy, friends!

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  1. Cindy says

    I made the Vegan Matcha Swirl Cheesecake, and my family of 3 SWOONED! Delicious! Now I need to try more of these other desserts!

  2. Gloria Foster says

    Beautiful! All look very tasty! We rarely have dessert but seems like once in a while one of these would be great! Thank you!

  3. LaVonne Ray says

    I thank you for your wonderful recipes, which I have been blessed with for several years! I am in awe of your creativity and big heart for sharing with your fans. Thanks to your husband for his terrific photography and support of your mission!