21 Simple Gluten and Dairy Free No-Bake Desserts

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I’m a sucker for no-bake desserts. I love how quick, easy and forgiving they are. Everything can be customized as you go along. So here is a wonderful lineup of 21 simple gluten and dairy-free no-bake desserts.

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I absolutely love cooking. It is the thing I look forward to every day. It calms me, centers me and in the chaos that is life, it brings me into my body and gets me a little out of my mind. After all, when you’re chopping a bunch of vegetables with an extremely sharp knife, you kind of need to be present. So I’ve learned, the hard way.

Anyway, today we’re not cooking, we’re baking…actually, we’re no-baking, un-baking? Whatever, we’re making all the sweet things without baking!

Here’s the truth. I’m a cook first, a baker, somewhere after every other little skill I possess. It’s not the craft I’ve dedicated myself to wholeheartedly. Especially paleo/gluten-free baking. I feel it will come eventually but today is not the day because on this list of 21 simple gluten and dairy-free no-bake desserts, you’ll find all the sweet treats your heart desires, without ever turning on your oven. And you’ll find most of these are paleo as and all are vegan! Sounds pretty good right?

But honestly, there’s something I truly enjoy about making something out of whole ingredients with minimal manipulation. I like the organic, pure, and unreduced feel of no-bake desserts. And it’s also kind of lazy, which I’m unapologetically on board with!

So why are no-bake desserts so great?

  • They’re simple to make 
  • Require no baking (how obvious!) 
  • Gluten and dairy-free 
  • Most are grain-free as well 
  • Not processed 
  • Vegan
  • Don’t require a lot of time 
  • Store well for a long time 
  • Great for those following a vegan or paleo lifestyle 

What are the best ingredients for gluten and dairy-free no-bake desserts?

I like having an arsenal of ingredients I can easily throw together on a whim and create a delicious, no-bake treat. The ingredients I always have in my house that make the easiest no-bake desserts are:

  • Nut butters
  • Dates
  • Coconut oil 
  • Cacao
  • Coconut flour
  • Coconut flakes
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Maple syrup
  • Honey

What equipment do you need for no bake desserts?

While you don’t need an oven, some no-bake treats do require equipment. The equipment I most commonly use is a food processor or a strong blender.

No bake desserts are great for anytime of year

Whether you’re entertaining for the holidays, a party, or just whipping up a batch because you’re craving something sweet, no-bake desserts are an easy, dare I say, lazy go-to dessert.

So let’s get to this amazing list of 21 simple gluten and dairy-free no-bake desserts!

Whether you love baking or not, these no-bake desserts are perfect if you don’t want to turn on your oven and don’t want to spend loads of time in the kitchen.

So let’s dive into these amazing 21 no-bake gluten and dairy-free desserts!

Brownie Truffles

1. Get your chocolate fix with these mouthwatering Brownie Truffles from My Tiny Laguna Kitchen .

Tri- Colored Cheesecakes

2. Who could resist these Indulgent No Bake Tri-Colored Cheesecakes from Claudia Canu.

Cacao Coconut Cashew Balls

3. Love the taste of cashew and chocolate? These Cacao Coconut Cashew Balls from Tasting Page are for you!

Paleo Chocolate Cheesecake

4. This incredible Paleo Chocolate Cheesecake will wow you with its decliousness! Check out this amazing recipe from Texan Erin.

Dandelion Beet Bars

5. Be prepared to be smitten by these Dandelion Beet Bars from Moon and Spoon and Yum. They’re truly one of a kind.

No-Bake Margarita Bars

6. Just saying this out loud makes me happy! No Bake Margarita Bars are a creative and delicious dessert from 40 Apropns.

Chocolate Carmels

7. It’s really hard to believe these delicious caramels are paleo! Here is 4-Ingredient Paleo Chocolate Caramels from Recipes to Nourish.

Peanut Butter Cups

8. You will love this delicious alternative to the classic with these Peanut Butter Cups from Pink Fortitude.

Almond Joy Bars

9. Speaking of alternative! You’re going to love these delicious Almond Joy Bars from Whole New Mom.

Vegan Sweet Potato Pudding

10. Let’s change the pace and get into some sweet and healthy Vegan Sweet Potato Pudding from Delightful Adventures.

Chocolate Coconut Bars

11. If you like chocolate and coconut, this is your dessert! Check out these Vegan Chocolate Coconut Bars by Baked by Clo.

S'mores Parfait

12. What an amazing creative idea! I love these No Bake Gluten-Free S’mores Parfait from Strength and Sunshine.

4 chocolate almond bars stacked

13. Sweet and salty make such a fantastic combination. With these Almond Butter Bars with Salted Chocolate, you’ll get the best of both worlds.

Vanilla Bean Cheesecakes

14. Here is a creative no-bake cheesecake that will sweep you off your feet! Vanilla Bean Cheesecakes with Figs and Raspberries from A Calculated Whisk.

Pumpking Peanut Butter Fudge

15. If you ask me, pumpkin is always a good idea. Check out this Pumpkin Peanut Butter Fudge from Kitchen of Youth!

Lemon Blueberry Nice Cream

16. We can’t have a no bake dessert list without a delicious no-churn ice cream! Here’s a wonderful Lemon Blueberry Nice Cream from Meal Plan Addict.

No Bake Banana Walnut Brownies

17. Who doesn’t love brownies? Especially when they’re the no bake kind? Here’s a fantastic No-Bake Banana Walnut Brownies recipe from Raia’s Recipes.

Panna Cotta

18. This is a vibrant Panna Cotta recipe you’re going to love from Two Sleevers.

Edible Cookie Dough

19. If you love cookie dough (who doesn’t???), you’re going to love this gluten and dairy free Edible Cookie Dough from Key to my Lime.

Fruit Tart

20. Looking to add some fruit to your dessert? This Almost Raw Fruit Tart has you covered. Recipe by Planted365.

Two Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

21. And how about this chocolatey goodness? Check out this Two Ingredient Easy Chocolate Mousse from Oh The Things We’ll Make.

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  • Reply
    Raia Todd
    December 9, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Gaaaahhhhh! I want them all! That chocolate cheesecake and all the truffles are especially alluring right now… Thanks so much for putting this together and including my banana walnut brownies! 🙂

    • Reply
      Daniela Modesto
      December 9, 2019 at 6:43 pm

      I was drooling when putting this list together hah! Everything was amazing! Thank you so much for contributing!

  • Reply
    Lisa Viger is Planted365
    December 10, 2019 at 1:10 am

    Nicely done! Everything looks delicious :). Thanks for including my Almost Raw Fruit Tarts!

    • Reply
      Daniela Modesto
      December 10, 2019 at 2:01 am

      Absolutely my pleasure, Lisa! Thank you so much for contributing your beautiful dessert! 🙂

  • Reply
    Kristen Wood
    December 10, 2019 at 8:05 am

    Thank you so much for including my Dandelion Bars! I want to eat all of these! Such a great collection.

    • Reply
      Daniela Modesto
      December 10, 2019 at 5:55 pm

      Thank you so much for sharing! so much for sharing! They are delightful! 🙂

  • Reply
    January 21, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    Thanks for including my nice cream in this awesome round up! I will share on Pinterest!

    • Reply
      Daniela Modesto
      January 22, 2020 at 2:00 am

      Absolutely my pleasure! Thank you for your delicious recipe!

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