Thanksgiving dinner requires a lot of dishes taking up space in the oven. First and foremost: the roast turkey. It could take hours to cook leaving you with only a limited amount of time to make your baked sweet potato casserole or other Thanksgiving side dishes. So, what about your Thanksgiving desserts? It might feel stressful to think about yet another thing that requires an oven, so instead we’ve rounded up the best no-bake Thanksgiving desserts. Whether you’re after a cute turkey-shaped Rice Krispies treat or a cozy baked apple dish that’s made in an Instant Pot, there’s something on this list for the whole family.
If you’re worried about missing out on your favorite Thanksgiving traditions (like making pumpkin pie), don’t worry! This list includes plenty of no-bake pie recipes, pumpkin desserts, and fall treats! You can make Ree Drummond’s version of pumpkin cream pie using a store-bought cookie crust and a spiced-up box of vanilla pudding or try her fried apple fritters for an oven-free recipe. Looking for a non-traditional Thanksgiving recipe? You’ll love the salted caramel cheesecake bars or the no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies. Not only are these no-bake desserts easy, but most of them even can be made ahead! Now that’s what we call a stress-free holiday!