Been wanting to try your hand at baking, but can’t squeeze in time for it? Sure, baking can be a lot of work. But did you know that you can make treats without turning on the oven?
Here are 4 desserts you can make without an oven.
Brigadeiro is a very popular chocolate treat around the world. It’s a soft, sticky ball of chocolate covered with chocolate sprinkles. Originally from Brazil, this treat was named after Brazil’s hero Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes, who fought against a coup attempt back in the 1920s.
How do you make this delightful confection? You’ll need butter, condensed milk, cocoa powder, and chocolate sprinkles.
Place the butter, condensed milk, and cocoa powder into a preheated pan. Mix them all until you come up with chocolate fudge. Once the consistency becomes thick and gooey, transfer it onto a buttered plate and place it in the fridge for two hours.
Afterward, roll the chocolate fudge into tiny balls with your hands. Then, roll the balls around on a plate filled with chocolate sprinkles. And voila, you’ve made yourself some Brigadeiros!
These can last for up to three days when kept at room temperature. If you want it to last a little longer, keep them inside the fridge.
2. Chocolate Peanut Butter
Everyone loves peanut butter. It’s a delightful blend of salty and sweet. It’s also packed with protein!
Peanut butter first came about in the 1890s and became popular in the 1920s. It was an alternative source of protein in the United States due to the meat shortage caused by World War II. Today, you’ll find different types of peanut butter in the market.
One way to enjoy peanut butter is by mixing it with chocolate. To do this, you’ll need butter, Oreo’s, powdered sugar, cream cheese, cool whip, milk, pudding mix, peanut butter, and peanut butter cups.
First, crush the Oreo cookies and mix them with butter. Place the mixture in a deep dish, and press it firmly onto the dish. This should serve as the crust. Then, set it aside as you prepare the other ingredients.
Mix the peanut butter, cream cheese, and confectioner’s sugar in a bowl. Beat until you achieve a smooth consistency. Then, get half the amount of the mixture and layer it on top of the crust.
Chop your peanut butter cups and sprinkle it on top of the whipped layer that now sits on the crust. Next, get another bowl and mix the pudding mix, milk, and confectioners’ sugar altogether. Slowly and carefully mix for around two minutes. Let it stand until it’s soft-set.
Take the remaining half of the whipped topping. Layer it on top of the peanut butter cups. Finally, sprinkle it with a few more crushed cookies.
Cover your whole dessert and let it sit inside the fridge for a minimum of three hours. Then, serve and enjoy!
If you want this confection to last for up to five days, keep it inside the fridge.
3. Oatmeal Cookies
If you’re health-conscious, then this no-bake treat is for you! These oatmeal cookies are healthy and easy to make. They’re especially perfect for people who are constantly on the go.
Oats have been in existence for thousands of years. It’s one of the oldest grains known to mankind. But did you know that people looked down on oats back then?
Oats were seen as a nuisance weed alongside people’s precious wheat and barley. Hence, they preferred feeding it to barn animals such as horses. Little did they know that it would be highly regarded a thousand years later, especially by health nuts!
To make oatmeal cookies without an oven, you’ll only need three ingredients: honey, peanut butter, and oats. Mix them in a bowl.
Then, prepare a plate or a tray with parchment paper. Roll the mixture into tiny balls and line them up on the plate or tray. Once finished, place them in the fridge for at least thirty minutes before devouring.
Oatmeal cookies should keep for about four days if stored in the fridge.
It’s not a list of no-bakes without a cheesecake! Cheesecake has been a classic dessert loved by many. And like any other food, it comes in different variations.
Scientific evidence claims that cheesecake originated in Ancient Greece. It was a popular dish among the community and was typically used as a wedding cake. It was even served to athletes in the first-ever Olympic Games!
A typical cheesecake consists of three layers: crust, filling, and topping. The crust is usually made of graham crackers, crushed cookies, or even a sponge cake. The filling, which is the thickest part, is a mixture of eggs, cheese, and sugar.
The third layer or the topping is optional. However, you’ll often find fruits, sour cream, or cookie crumbs used as a topping. The majority of the cheesecake’s texture should be smooth and creamy or rich and dense.
Overall, a cheesecake should taste sweet, tangy, and a little cheesy.
For the crust, you’ll only need melted butter, brown sugar, and graham cracker crumbs. Mix them all in a bowl. Stop mixing once you arrive at a thick consistency.
Then, transfer the mixture into a non-stick pan where you’ll be storing your cheesecake. Press them firmly down on the pan, and then put it in the freezer as you prepare the next layer.
For the second layer, you’ll need granulated sugar, confectioners’ sugar, heavy cream, cream cheese, sour cream, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
First, beat the heavy cream in a bowl until you have stiff peaks. Then, set it aside. Mix the rest of the ingredients into another bowl to create your cheesecake filling. Then, fold the heavy cream gently into the filling.
Finally, get your crust out of the freezer and spread the filling on top of it. Smooth it out, and feel free to add crushed graham crackers, crushed cookies, or a piece of fruit as a topping. Then, place it in the fridge this time.
Wait for at least six hours, and your cheesecake should be ready for consumption. If you want to store it for up to three months, simply keep it in the freezer.
And that’s it! Creating desserts has never been this easy.