No Baking Required for These Easy Christmas Desserts

Caitlin Bensel

If you're planning a big holiday gathering for Christmas, you may not want to turn on the oven. We get it: you simply don't have room for another baking sheet with your spread of appetizers, side dishes, and big roast. That doesn't mean you can't have your fill of sweets, though!

These no-bake are just as festive as any traditional treat—and there's plenty to go around: layered , fun that double as kid crafts, , and all of your favorite . Instead of the oven, you might use a Crock-Pot or another countertop appliance. One of our favorite is warmed up right in the microwave! Even as a basic ingredient, melted chocolate is the start of so many like the reindeer pops—any kids in the family are sure to love 'em.

Of course, it's the holiday season, so we're sharing Ree Drummond's favorite for when you . With flavors like peppermint, cranberry, and chocolate, these desserts will fit right in alongside your family's favorite holiday dishes. Whether you're planning an elaborate or a morning brunch for the holiday, there's a sweet on this list to add to your menu.