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Easy No-Bake Chocolate Dessert Recipes

Updated on July 23, 2012

If you're looking for a simple and quick dessert for a last minute potluck, unexpected guests, or "just because," here are three easy chocolate dessert recipes that require no baking!

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Oat Bars
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Oat Bars | Source

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Oat Bars


  • 1 c butter
  • 1/2 c packed brown sugar
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 3 c quick cooking oats
  • 1 c semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c peanut butter


  • Grease a 9x9 in. pan.
  • In microwave, melt butter in a large microwave-safe bowl (heat on high 30 seconds at a time until butter is completely melted).
  • Stir in brown sugar, vanilla, and oats. Mix well. Cover for 3 minutes. Mix contents until well blended.
  • Press half of mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Reserve the other half for topping.
  • Melt chocolate chips and peanut butter in a small microwave-safe bowl (approximately 1 minute).
  • Stir until smooth.
  • Pour chocolate mixture over the crust in pan and spread evenly with the back of a spoon.
  • Sprinkle remaining oat mixture over the chocolate layer.
  • Cover and refrigerate 3 to 4 hours before cutting into bars.

Chocolate Bark
Chocolate Bark | Source

Chocolate Bark


1 package chocolate almond bark (20 or 24 oz)

Topping Suggestions:

  • Chocolate Chips
  • Peanut Butter Chips
  • Crushed Sandwich Creme Cookies
  • Candy Coated Chocolate Candies
  • Almonds


  • Melt entire package of bark according to package instructions.
  • Spread evenly on a Silpat-lined cookie sheet.
  • Sprinkle with desired topping(s).
  • Cool in refrigerator for at least an hour.
  • Take out of refrigerator and let stand for 10-15 minutes before breaking into pieces.

Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate Truffles | Source

Chocolate-Covered Truffles


  • 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pkg 18 oz sandwich creme cookies, crushed, reserving 1 cup on the side (leaves approximately 3 cups left)
  • 1 pkg 12 or 14 oz melting chocolate, melted


  • Combine cream cheese and 3 cups cookie crumbs.
  • Roll mixture into 1-inch balls.
  • Dip in melted chocolate.
  • Place on Silpat-lined baking sheet.
  • Refrigerate at least 1 hour.

More Delicious Recipes

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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Recipes

Cream Cheese Recipes


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    • frogyfish profile image

      frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America

      These snacks look and sound delicious...and thanks to you, easy. I think I will try the first one first though maybe with dark chocolate. Thank you very much for sharing these recipes.

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      HawaiiHeart 5 years ago from Hawaii

      Rhonda M, Mhatter99, Auststar, teaches12345 - Thanks - coming from a chocoholic, these sweets are easy to make and harder to resist!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I have just died and gone to heaven --- all the wonderful chocolate! I am all for this style of baking. Thanks for sharing.

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      Lela 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      I wish I could eat the whole thing! Wow, these look delicious. Too dangerous for me though.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      I'll try. But I live with chocolate freaks. the chocolate (though I'll buy extra) may not make it. :))

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      Rhonda Malomet 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Thanks. These look good