Beat-the-heat sweets: 5 genius no-cook desserts, from cake to brownies
When boiling summer temperatures strike, baking may be the last thing on your mind. But that doesn’t mean you should forgo dessert. These completely no-cook recipes for decadent brownies, cake, cookie bars and more make it possible to get your sweet fix without ever breaking a sweat.
Dried dates and rich, raw cocoa powder give these no-bake brownies their fudgy consistency. A hint of maple syrup and a few chai tea bags add layers of flavor.
Would you believe every last one of this cake’s lemony layers come together with just a bowl and a spoon? Packaged graham crackers add crunch and contrast.
These parfaits make a perfect summer dessert—or breakfast: They're loaded with fresh ripe berries, toasty hazelnuts and creamy coconut milk.
Smashed summer blackberries give juicy flavor to these purple pops, and a hint of creamy dairy and a graham cracker “crust” bring the rich, cheesecake-esque flavor.