Easy No Bake Recipes

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No Bake Breakfast Recipes

Cereal Snack Mix

  • 1 Cup cereal any type you like
  • 1 Cup raisins, craisins or other dried fruit
  • 1 Cup sunflower seeds or nuts
Add all ingredients together and toss together.
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Graham Wafers and Fruited Cream Cheese

by Janet (Canada)

Spread graham wafers with fruit flavoured cream cheese. Top each wafer with a slice of fresh fruit. The cream cheese and graham wafer flavour went so well together. The children especially loved spreading their own cream cheese and adding their own cut up fresh fruit.

Cinnamon Toast

  • Sliced bread
  • butter
  • cinnamon
  • sugar
Toast bread in toaster. Butter toast and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.

Egg Sandwich in the Microwave

  • One egg
  • Slice ham
  • Slice cheese
  • English muffin or sliced bread
In a glass cup, add one egg and beat. Cook for 1 minute in the microwave. If not cooked through, cook additional 15-30 seconds until firm. Meanwhile toast English muffin. Top English muffin with a slice of ham, cheese slice and cooked egg.

Breakfast Bruschetta

  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 cup ricotta
  • 1/4 of a baguette, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
Mix honey with ricotta. Spread the honey mixture evenly over the baguette slices. Top with strawberry slices. You can use low-fat cream cheese in place of ricotta, if desired.

Fruit Toast

Step 1: Toast your whole grain bread in the toaster.
Step 2: Spread cream cheese over top of your bread. Sprinkle with a pinch of brown sugar, if desired. You can also use flavored cream cheese such as strawberry cream cheese.
Step 3: Top with slices of fruit. Any fruit you like would be. Try bananas, sliced kiwis, raisins, craisins, strawberries, berries or sliced peaches.
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Overnight Oatmeal

This video recipe calls for matcha powder, which is green tea powder, if you prefer you can leave it out.

Easy No Bake Lunch or Snack Recipes

Fruit and Cheese Kabobs

  • Cheese cubes
  • Fruit cubes such as strawberries, pineapple, bananas, grapes, melon cubes
  • Ham, if desired
On toothpicks or kabob sticks alternate cheese cubes with fruit and serve on a platter.
kabob ham

Vegetable or Fruit Salads

Salads are great, easy no bake recipes kids can put together.

Ham Rollups

Ham and Cheese Rollups
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Apple Quesadilla

  • 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar
  • 2 flour tortillas (whole or regular-wheat)
  • several thin slices of a Granny Smith apple
Evenly sprinkle a layer of cheddar cheese over one tortilla. Arrange the apple slices on the cheese layer and cover with the remaining tortilla. Microwave the tortillas until the cheese melts, for about ½ minutes. Cut the tortillas into six to eight wedges. Enjoy! More quesadilla recipes here.

Snack Balls

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More Snack or Lunch Recipes

Trail Mix
Pretzel Sparklers
Pizza Toast
Yogurt Parfaits
Cat Eyes Snack
Fruit Flowers
Ants on a log
Snack Balls

Easy No Bake Dinner or Lunch Recipes

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Easy No Bake Dessert Recipes

Lemon No Bake Cheesecake

  • lemon gelatin 4 serving size
  • 1/2 Cup boiling water
  • 8 oz. Cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Cups whipped topping
  • graham cracker pie crust
Dissolve gelatin in boiling water.  In separate bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth; gradually beat in gelatin.  Fold whipped topping into cheese mixture; spoon into crust.  Chill 4 hours.  Serve with berries or pie filling.

Mini Tarts

  • Pre made tarts or mini pie shells
  • Pie filling, ice cream or pudding
  • Whip cream
  • toppings, if desired
Fill each tart shell with pie filling or pudding. Spread whip cream on top. Serve.
ice cream tarts


  • 2 Cups ice cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Add ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. Serve in fun glasses or cups.

No Bake Snack Balls

Marshmallow Pops

Melt 1 Cup of chocolate chips in a microwave safe dish, stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Place marshmallows on popsicle sticks and lay out a sheet of waxed paper. In small bowls, add sprinkles, mini chips, mini candies or chopped nuts. Dip marshmallows into chocolate and then roll in sprinkles. Set out waxed paper and let set several hours. Or chill in fridge to set faster.

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Trifle Recipes


Layered deserts with pudding, fruit and whip cream

Double Chocolate Pudding Pie

  • 1 ½ Cups cold milk, divided
  • 1 pkg. 4 serving size chocolate pudding and pie filling
  • 1 pkg. 4 serving size white chocolate flavor pudding and pie filling
  • 8 oz. Cool whip, thawed
  • graham cracker crust
Pour ¾ C. cold milk into medium bowl.  Add chocolate pudding mix and beat 1 minute.  Mixture will be thick.  Gently stir in ½ of the whipped topping.  Spoon evenly into crust.  Pour remaining ¾ C. cold milk into different bowl and add white chocolate pudding mix.  Whisk 1 minute.  Stir in remaining ingredients. Spread on top crust and chill 4 hours.

Oatmeal No Bake Cookies

oatmeal cookies
  • 5 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 Cups sugar
  • 1 stick butter or margarine
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 3 ½ Cups quick-cook oats
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Cup coconut
  • 1/4 Cup peanut butter
Mix cocoa, sugar, butter and milk together in saucepan.  Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, to prevent scorching.  Boil for about one minute and then stir remaining ingredients.  Drop from a teaspoon on wax paper and chill.

No Bake Scidaddle

  • 2 Cups chow mein noodles
  • 2 Cups mini marshmallows
  • 3/4 Cup sugar
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoon butter
  • 6 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips
In large bowl add chow mein noodles and marshmallows. Set aside.
In saucepan add sugar, milk and butter. Stir and bring to a boil. Let the mixture come to a rapid boil. Take off stove and add chocolate chips. Stir until melted. Let stand 15 minutes. Pour over noodle mixture and stir until well coated. Drop onto a buttered cookie sheet or line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Chill in fridge.

No Bake Chocolate Almond Coconut Bites

  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 bag (7 oz) shredded coconut
  • 1 bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate morsels, melted
In a mixing bowl, add together milk, extract and coconut. Roll into small balls and place on baking sheet. Chill for 1 hour.
Dip each ball into melted chocolate and set on baking sheet to set.
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Easy Microwave Fudge
Ice Cream Pies
Ice Cream Sandwiches

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No bake mud pie 
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Fruit and Yogurt Tower of Power 
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Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Dip 
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