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Keep the Kitchen Cool This Summer With These 11 Delicious No-Bake Desserts

As the weather gets warmer, the last place we want to be is in the kitchen cooking. But with summer BBQs all season long, is it still possible to turn off the oven and still bring along tasty treats? Yes! We've been searching for the perfect no-bake tasty treats, and we've found a few we can't wait to try!

We never want to show up to a summer BBQ empty handed, but with the heat rising we're always looking for ways to keep the oven off, yet still bring along some yummy desserts. With these 11 delicious desserts we can keep our kitchens nice and cool all the way past Labor Day, without sacrificing flavor!


1. Healthier No-Bake Cheesecake Bites



We're huge fans of cheesecake, but in the summer it weighs us down, and doesn't help the beach bod we worked all winter for. These bite size treats from Greatist.com are right up our alley because they give us our fix, without the added calories. 


2. Raspberry Cream Jell-O



Jell-O and summer go hand in hand. This recipe from Tearsamonet.com is just what we needed to kick our summer dessert game up a notch.


3. Watermelon Cupcakes



Who doesn't love cupcakes? These mini fruit cakes from Stress Baking are perfect for a refreshing summer BBQ treat. And who doesn't love topping dessert off with some homemade wipped cream!


4. Banana Split Cake



Talk about delicious! This cake caught our eye on Texas Cottage because it's the perfect grown-up version of our childood favorite, the Banana Split.


5. No-Bake Strawberry Lemonade Bites



Bite-sized snacks seem to be the theme for no-bake desserts, and these are the as refreshing as they come. Thanks to The Comfort of Cooking we'll be indulging in these lemon bites all summer long!


6. Nutella Oreo Cheesecake



Sometimes even the ealthiest of eaters needs their chocolate fix.  Raining Hot Coupons knows our weakness, and luckily has a tastey chocolatey treat to help us out in the heat.


7. Make Ahead Pina Colada Pie



 This cake from Recipe Lion is ice cold, and just what we need to make us feel like were in the Bahamas all summer long.


8. No-Bake Cookie Butter Cookies



We've made these cookies before, but why not make them again (and again and again). We have all summer don't we? 


9. Cuatro Leche Layered Graham Cracker Cake with Strawberries



This cake from Noriko Burkey looks more like a piece of artwork than a dessert, but being oven free means that we'll be trying it out ASAP!


10. No Bake Frozen S'more Bars



We can never get enough summer campfires, and with these bars we won't need a firepit to have this finger-licking treat. Tokyo Terrace knows the way to our hearts!


11. Seven Layer Ice Cream Pie



Since the summer is never complete without ice cream, we thought we would give this pie a try from Foodie.com. It looks like the perfect no-bake cake for all those summer birthdays.


Want to avoid heating up the kitchen and save precious hours in prep work? Check out Cheryl's for an assortment of delicious fresh-baked cookies and brownies that ship right to your door. 


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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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