Showing posts with label no bake recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label no bake recipes. Show all posts

2 Ingredient Fudge

The holidays are near and it is time to start planning for all of the yummy treats you will make and share. This year I have the easiest fudge recipe to share with you. It only requires 2 ingredients and a few moments of your time.

2 Ingredient Fudge

This recipe is perfect for anyone, any time! It can be whipped up to share or to satisfy a craving when it strikes!

I loved the simplicity of this recipe. You can of course add in other ingredients if you like, but it only requires two common pantry staples and a few moments of time to prepare. The hardest part of making this recipe is waiting on it to harden!
If you click one of these affiliate links and purchase, I will earn a small commission.


In a small saucepan combine the condensed milk and the chocolate chips, over a low-medium setting melt until the chocolate chips stir smooth. This will only take a few moments, so pay attention to it!

Pour the melted chocolate mixture into a small buttered casserole dish and allow to cool, then harden.

Cut into squares and carefully remove from the dish. Package in an airtight container and share!

In the mood for more recipes?
Here are some of our favorites

Cheese Stick Crusted Crab Cakes
Dairy Free Coconut Rice Krispie Treats
Berry Vanilla Parfaits

Tropical Fruit Boats

Making food interesting to a picky eater takes patience and creativity. My son Roo is going through the phase of eating only specific foods (chicken fingers, applesauce, yogurt, cheese quesadillas). I am trying to help him experience a variety of food and enjoy eating it... Which hasn't gone well... If he lays eyes on cucumbers, he will hide. When I eat carrots, he cries for me to stop...

I am taking the approach of healthy eating to a new level by making food fun.

What could be more fun and appealing than this Tropical Fruit Boat?

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 3/4 cup blueberry or grape juice
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup watermelon cubes (1/2-inch)
  • 1/2 cup pineapple cubes (1/2-inch)
  • 1 cup mango cubes (1/2 inch)
  • 2 fruit roll-up sheets, any flavor
  • 4 thin pretzel sticks, each 4 inches long
  1. In each of 4 shallow bowls, place ½-cup blueberries and 3 tablespoons juice.
  2. Cut each banana in half crosswise on a diagonal, then split halves lengthwise.
  3. In the center of each bowl, arrange 2 banana slices to form the sides of the “boat.”
  4. Evenly divide the watermelon, pineapple and mango in the banana boats.
  5. To make the boat “sails,”: on a cutting board, lay one fruit roll-up sheet over the other and press together; cut the double layer into 4 triangles.
  6. Make 3 small cuts along one edge of each triangle; thread onto pretzel sticks.
  7. Push the pretzel sail into a fruit cube.
  8. Serve immediately.

Thanks to my pals at the Blueberry Council for supplying the recipe and image.

Rice Krispie Treats: 5 Ways

My family holds the opinion that there should always be treats in the cookie jar... I am not much of a baker but I can meet them in the middle and hook up Rice Krispie style treats on a moments notice. Thanks to all of the awesome bloggers that link up with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday I have an array of yummy recipes to try out on my family and I couldn't resist sharing a collection of Rice Krispie Treat recipes.

Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats combine 3 of my favorite things. Check out the recipe on the 3 Boys and a Dog site.

My Coconut Rice Krispie Treats were a hit with the 6 and under crowd.

Bitz N Giggles shared the cutest dessert ever! Rice Krispie Treat Ice Cream Cones are on my list to make asap.

Crystal and Comp shared Not Your Mama's Rice Krispie Treats- don't miss this colorful and delicious recipe.

Cocoa Pebble Treats are always a hit with my family.

Banana Crunch Parfait

Does your family love parfaits? Mine does. I think the pineapple and banana in this parfait sounds amazing. This makes an amazing start to the day or a sweet treat without the guilt after dinner.

Banana Crunch Parfait

1 cup Great Grains Banana Nut Crunch cereal
1 cup vanilla low-fat yogurt
1 cup honey
1 medium banana, sliced
1 can (20 oz.) pineapple chunks, drained

Spoon half of the yogurt evenly into six parfait glasses; top with layers of half each of the bananas, pineapple, cereal and remaining whipped topping. Repeat layers. Drizzle honey over final layer.

Makes 6 servings.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Thanks to my friends at Post for sharing with me and inspiring me to share with you.

Chocolate Almond Yogurt Parfait

My husband and my son eat a snack of yogurt every day, mid-morning. One particular day last week we had several appointments that would overlap our normal lunch time. I wanted to offer the guys a snack that satisfied their yogurt routine but added a little something extra to keep my son full for a little bit longer and hopefully avoid a hunger-induced meltdown, as well as the quick solution to the meltdown {a Happy Meal}.

Inspiration hit me. With 2 ingredients I created yogurt parfaits that my guys went wild for.


  • 1/3 cup Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy - Chocolatey Almond Crunch
  • 1/3 cup Vanilla Yogurt

  • Instructions

Simply layer cereal and yogurt to create this healthy and yummy parfait!

This recipe is so simple. All you need to do is layer the cereal and the yogurt. Serve it for happy and healthy snacking. I love that each cup of Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy Chocolatey Almond Crunch has 6 grams of protein and 33 grams of whole grains per serving. My son liked the crunch in his yogurt and he survived the 30-minute delay in lunch meltdown free.

Melted Snowman Bark

Melted Snowman Bark is an incredibly easy and adorable treat to make and share this holiday season! Perfect for sharing with friends and family, it comes together in a flash. This is a snack that melts the hearts of all who see and taste it!

This is such an easy recipe, you guys! It takes easy to find ingredients and creates an unforgettable treat with less than 10 minutes of prep!

This post contains affiliate links or sponsored content.

1 lb package of candy quick coating, in white chocolate or vanilla flavor.
Pretzel Sticks
Orange Food Coloring
Edible Eye Decorations
Mini Reese's cups, cut in half


Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil.

Melt your candy coating in the microwave. Stir every 30 seconds until it is smooth.

Take about 2 spoonfuls of the melted white coating and place it in a baggie with one drop of food coloring. Make a tiny cut in the corner of the baggie and make tiny little carrots for the noses.

Spread the melted white candy coating on the lined cookie sheet.

Add Reese's halves to make hats, adding eyes below them, an orange 'carrot' nose, stick pretzel arms, and add M&M's for buttons.

Keep spacing in mind as you make these, as after it hardens, you will break them into chunks.
This should set in the refrigerator for an hour to harden, maybe longer depending on how thick you spread the white candy base.

You might also like this 10+ Tasty Sheet Pan Meal ideas post.

School Bus Snack

This easy school bus snack is the perfect way to welcome a new school year!

This post contains affiliate links.

Back to school is an exciting time for both kids and parents! This year my youngest is excited to begin her first year at preschool! My oldest, he says he must be most excited about lunch or the bus, he can't decide. I appreciate his honesty.

To take their excitement to a new level, we made a delicious and easy school bus snack to the delight of the kids!

This is so easy you guys! The kids can build these and they will love munching on them too!

1 to 2 teaspoons of yellow frosting, any kind will do!
2 Nilla Wafers
1 Graham Cracker
4 Rice Chex pieces

Spread the frosting on the graham cracker
Add the Nilla Wafers as the wheels for the bus

Add the Chex cereal pieces as the windows


This was a fun way to get the kids involved in making their own snacks and we might have played with our food just a little!

Do you have a fun back to school snack idea to share? I would love to hear about it in a comment!

You might also like this fun handprint fish puppet craft.

Donut Balls

Sometimes you want something incredible for dessert, but who has time to whip up something from scratch and then bake something?! I mean it is summer. Why heat up the house when you can create these sweet, easy and pretty little treats in no time at all.

These were a huge hit with my family. My husband could not believe I made these with store bought ingredients. I will definitely be making these again- in different flavor combinations for sure!

Donut Balls


1 box of donut holes (about 30) I used glazed original
1 tub of Cool Whip, thawed SAVE the CONTAINER! YOU will use it again!
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon of milk
1 box of instant pudding mix I used French Vanilla 


Mix the milk and the pudding mix, it will be kind of like a blob of pudding. 

Add the Cool Whip and blend well. I used a low setting on a hand mixer and mixed for a minute or so. 
Return the pudding mixture to the Cool Whip container and place it in the freezer for 10-20 minutes.
Make a thin slice on one side of the donut hole.
Then slice in half. 
The slice that is cut on both sides becomes the bottom, separate the 'tops' and 'bottoms'. 
Repeat until all donut holes are ready.
Remove the mixture from the freezer, place a dollop on the 'bottom' section of the donut hole, gently pressing the 'top' section on the pudding mixture.
Serve immediately or refrigerate until you are ready to serve.

These are pretty , easy and delicious!
Next time I will try chocolate pudding and donuts!

You might also enjoy this easy Berry Vanilla Parfait Recipe!

If you are craving all things donut now, grab this free D is for Donut Coloring Page.

Gourmet Homemade Oreo Marshmallows

It was one of those days, the cupboards were growing bleak, the need to grocery shop was strong, but the interest wasn't there. I knew I could put it off another day. {Face it, shopping with two young children is not fun!}

After whipping up an easy peasy dinner, I knew that dessert was in order too. I had 3 ingredients on hand and this little bit of yum is what I came up with!

To make Oreo Marshmallows you will need:
White Chocolate

First melt your white chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 25 seconds or so until it is smooth.
Crush Oreos, place in a bowl.
Dip your marshmallow into the melted chocolate, immediately dip it into crushed Oreos. 
Set aside for about 25 minutes until the chocolate has set.

My family loved these! They were soft, sweet and had bits of crunch thanks to the chunks or Oreo cookies. This was an incredibly easy treat to make with a gourmet flavor perfect for kids of all ages!

Do you love gourmet marshmallows? Have you ever made something like this at home?

Coconut Rice Krispie Treats Recipe {Dairy Free}

Earlier this week I needed to make a snack to share with little boys. I thought I would go with a standard favorite and make Fruity Pebble Treats until I realized margarine has milk in it and I needed a snack that was free of milk and chocolate.

I started a batch of a nutella type Rice Krispie Treats... then I realized after adding the Jif version of Nutella that oops this has chocolate in it... It was irrelevant anyways because the recipe was a total flop. 

I scanned my pantry and came up with coconut oil as an ingredient a little more digging searching produced a bag of coconut flakes...

So, I created a recipe that is free of milk and chocolate for my dears that face food allergies. I wasn't sure how they would turn out so I used {Mr.} Adam as a guinea pig. He said they were good but that they were too adult for kids. I shrugged my shoulders and said "I am okay with that because I tried."

Imagine how thrilled I was to hear from the Moms a few days later that the Coconut Rice Krispie Treats were a hit and that several Moms thought they were lovely! So here is the recipe, I hope you like it too!

print recipe

Coconut Rice Krispie Treats {Dairy Free}
Dairy Free Rice Krispie Treats with a delicious coconut flavor!
  • 4 1/2 cup Rice Krispies
  • 10 ounces Marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Flakes
  • as desired Sprinkles
Spray a baking dish with coconut oil spray as well as a pan.Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and 10 ounces of marshmallows to the sprayed pan. On medium/low heat melt the oil and marshmallow. (This took about 3 minutes, be sure to stir frequently)
When the marshmallows and coconut oil melt add 4/1/2 cups of Rice Krispies and 1/3 cup of coconut flakes to the pan, stirring until the cereal is well coatedSpread the mixture into the prepared baking dish.Add sprinkles.Allow to cool for one hour.Cut into squares and serve.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 16 servings

If you liked this easy recipe you might want to check out my Pretty Pebble Marshmallow recipe or My Nuts About Cookies Bark recipe. Thanks for dropping by today!