No Bake Desserts

I love baking, but a no-bake dessert can sometimes be even more delicious.

For example, my mother-in-law’s flapper pie, my peanut butter cheesecake (oh, I should make that today!), my co-worker Yvonne’s cheesecake, cuban lunch bites, caramel popcorn.  Let me share these with you so you can enjoy too!

This is an on the go project, so I will be adding pictures and more recipes as I work through my recipe cards.


Yvonne’s Cheesecake


  • 1 cup sifted icing sugar
  • 1 tub cool whip (I don’t actually like to use the whole tub, but I like my cheesecake a bit thicker)
  • 1 block cream cheese (250 g)
  • 2/3 cup graham or oreo crumbs (I prefer the oreo crumbs)
  • 2 Tbsp margarine

Directionseasy cheesecake

  1. Melt margarine and add to crumbs. Mix well.
  2. Press into an 8×8 pan.
  3. Whip cream cheese in a medium mixing bowl.
  4. Add icing sugar and cool whip.  Mix well.
  5. Scrape filling onto crust.
  6. Serve immediately, or refrigerate.

I like to top with fresh cut strawberries, but you can eat as-is, use your favourite pie filling (cherry, for example), or any type of fruit would work I guess.  This is so easy, and well worth it.


Cuban Lunch


  • 1 package semi-sweet chocolate chippits
  • 1 package peanut butter chippits
  • 1 package butterscotch chippits
  • 2 cups crushed peanuts
  • 2 cups crushed ripple chips


  1. Place the chippits in a medium to large bowl.  Melt the chippits in the microwave for about 2 minutes, stirring about the minute mark.
  2. Add the crushed peanuts and ripple chips to the chippits.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Spoon into small paper cups and refrigerate.
  5. Enjoy!

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Caramel Popcorn

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  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup raw popcorn


  1. Pop your corn!  (I like my whirley-pop stovetop popper)
  2. In large pot, melt butter. Mix in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt.
  3. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil without stirring for 5 minutes and remove from heat.
  4. Stir in baking soda and vanilla.
  5. Pour slowly over popped corn. Mix well. That’s it if you want the gooey!
  6. If you want baked…simply bake at 250 degrees for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Equally as delicious!

2 thoughts on “No Bake Desserts”

  1. Hi Amanda,

    Love the cheesecake recipe, had Brandy try it for me … and I barely had any of it. Brandy and Josie ate almost all of it before I could try some. So, I think I will make it myself.
    Thanks for sharing these great recipes.

    1. I’m glad to hear they enjoyed it! It’s super easy but you probably shouldn’t eat the whole thing yourself in one sitting, that’s a lot of icing sugar! Lol
      Did she use Oreo crumbs or graham? Mmm I can’t wait to make some next week too
      Thanks for the comments!

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