When your sweet tooth calls but you can’t bring yourself to stand over the stove or turn on the oven in the dead of summer, whip up one of these 25 no-bake treats! They’ll satisfy your craving and keep you nice and cool.
It’s going to be in the 90s in NYC this week. WOOF.
I’ve been really wanting to do some experimenting in the kitchen, but the heat and humidity do not get along with my stove and oven. Actually, that’s a lie. The heat, my stovetop and my oven get along all too well. So well, in fact, then when they are all on at the same time, they throw a crazy hot rager in my apartment. And without my permission. Can you believe the nerve?
As much as I like to get down and be the cool stove and oven owner, that is not a party I want to be at or host. Dehydration. Overheating. Slipping on sweat. There’s just too much liability.
Instead, the stove and the oven are in timeout, and I’m sticking with appliances that can behave in the summer – like my blender, a bowl and spoon, or the freezer. Ah, yes, Mr. Freezer is my favorite child this time of year.
And you know what? I’m not alone. A bunch of my blogger friends have been creating no-bake treats, as well, so I put together a little round up of simple yet delicious stove-and-oven-free recipes for you to enjoy all summer long. The best part? All of these recipes are peanut, wheat, soy, corn and dairy-free unless otherwise noted, so get those tastebuds ready for some serious amazingness.
BALLS & BITES
No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls – Family Food On The Table
Healthy Cookie Dough Bites – Rdelicious Kitchen
Celebration Balls – V Nutrition
Dark Chocolate Trail Mix Energy Balls – Fitful Focus
3-Ingredient Peanut Energy Bites – Simple and Savory (contains peanuts)
Espresso Hemp Protein Bites – The Fit Cookie
Chocolate Covered Banana Bites – Fitful Focus
Gingerbread Protein Bites – Fitful Focus
“ICE CREAM” AND POPSICLES
Lamington N’Ice Cream Sandwiches – Sweetened By Plants
Healthy Nutella Brownie Blizzard – Fitful Focus
Summer Strawberry Popsicles – The Domestic Dietitian
No Churn Honey Roasted Almond Vanilla “Ice Cream” – Fitful Focus
Thin Mint Ice Cream Sandwich – Fitful Focus (contains dairy but lactose free)
Peanut Butter Pretzel Granola Bars – Courtney’s Cookbook (contains peanuts and gluten)
No-Bake Maple Almond Chai Protein Bars – Fitful Focus
Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Bars – Joy Food Sunshine (contains peanuts)
Marshmallow-Free Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats – Fitful Focus
CAKES AND PIES
No-Bake Frozen Blueberry Pie – Family Food On The Table (contains gluten and dairy)
Raspberry Lime Yogurt Pie – Bite of Health Nutrition (contains gluten and dairy)
Healthy Mini Strawberry Shortcakes – Fitful Focus
Strawberries’n’Cream Puff Cake – The Smart Kitchen Blog (contains gluten and dairy)
Paleo Wild Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie Bowl – Fitful Focus
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Do you turn on the oven in the summer?
Do you have central air? If so… adopt me?
This post is linked up with Meatless Monday.