We know how intimidating it can be for new bakers to feel confident enough in their skills to take the plunge and actually bake something. There’s always that fear that you will fail, will waste ingredients on a dish that doesn’t taste good, or that you did something wrong with the process to mess it up.
Don’t worry. New home bakers such need not fear going into the kitchen: These desserts are tried and tested recipes that we know not only taste good, but are also easy enough for anyone:
1 No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls
We’re sure you can mix ingredients together, so we’ll start you off with a recipe that while it may look complicated, actually isn’t. These peanut butter balls are loaded with flavor: it’s got peanut butter, graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows! You can’t tell us that that combination isn’t a winner in itself.
2 No-Bake Rocky Road Bars
Here is another “just mix together” recipe. These bars easily come together using melted chocolate and butter. The best thing about these bars? You can skip out the traditional rocky road mix-ins and add your favorite snacks instead.
3 No-Bake Fruit Cocktail Ref Cake
The cream and condensed milk are instant flavor powerhouses in any fruit salad. Here, we ditch the typical dump-and-mix method and instead, you’ll be layering these ingredients to create a refrigerator cake. Once completely chilled, you can serve it to friends, who will instantly know you’ve been experimenting in the kitchen and have leveled up your dessert-making skills.
4 No-Bake Frozen Mango Tartlets
These individual mango tartlets will be a hit with anyone who loves anything ice cold, mangoes, and cream cheese all in one dessert. Just note that you can easily substitute Greek yogurt with plain yogurt, coconut sugar with brown sugar, and the coconut oil with melted butter for an easily accessible list of ingredients that will nonetheless taste fantastic.
5 No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake Bars
Chocolate cookies and cream cheese all in one bar is the main draw of this dessert. The second is that it’s easy to make. The gelatin used in this dessert recipe is your first foray into the world of blooming, which is basically mixing the gelatin powder (note this isn’t the same as gulaman!) with water until its granules have absorbed all the liquid. After you learn and master this crucial step, the world of no-bake desserts will be at your fingertips!