It’s springtime and our habits naturally follow the rhythm of the seasons. Spring and summer call for healthier, fresher foods that aren’t as filling as winter’s comfort food counterparts.
To make it easy to prep your menu, we’ve rounded up 12 of our favorite no-bake desserts from around the web. Better yet, we added a Coupons.com exclusive recipe, too! Our Sparkling Berry Cups are almost too pretty to eat. But they’re too yummy to sit and stare at for long! Grab a spoon and dive on into these delicious and healthy no-bake treats that are simply perfect for spring!
Fresh Fruit & Sour Cream
Fresh fruit and sour cream is a surprising combination, but simple and perfect, nonetheless. The tangy touch of sour cream brings out the natural sweetness of fruits, and adds a bit of tummy-filling fat, too. So you get the sweetness you crave without the overindulgence.
Chocolate-dipped strawberries may seem decadent, but they’re healthy and tasty! A coating of dark chocolate isn’t just good—it’s good for you, and surprisingly low in calories when thinly coated around strawberries!
Guess what? Not only is chocolate mousse good for you, but it’s also easy to make. Check out the surprisingly small list of ingredients, then make a batch for yourself. It’s deliciously rich, so a little goes a long way!
Banana Ice Cream
Frozen ripe bananas are all you need to make an incredible homemade ice cream. Add frozen strawberries or blueberries to the mix, or stir in mini chocolate chips for a scrumptious flavor addition to this healthy treat!
No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake Parfait
Key lime cheesecake parfaits are as pretty as desserts get! Try making this recipe with lite cream cheese for even fewer calories!
Frozen Peanut Butter Banana Bites
That’s right! Bananas are featured for the second time on this list of no-bake desserts. Add them with peanut butter and a little chocolate for these frozen bites.
Frozen Nutella Fudge
Just when you thought you’d have to give up all the fun stuff in order to eat healthier, this scrumptious little recipe arrived. Turn Nutella into a fudge you’ll love to nibble on and be proud to share!
Vanilla Spice Poached Pears
Poached pears are such an elegant dessert, it’s easy to forget how simple they are to make. Perfect for spring brunches and outdoor parties, this quick recipe is remarkably easy to pull together in minutes.
Turn watermelon into the most clever part of any meal! These watermelon frosty margaritas are vegan, so everyone can enjoy them without any guilt.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie
Peanut butter pie might sound (and look) too filling, but this recipe from Skinny Taste makes it surprisingly good for you with a protein boost.
Chocolate Mug Cake
Pull out a mug and a microwave, and prep little four-bite chocolate cakes for everyone you know. The cake is easy to make and easy to flavor with strawberry and raspberry toppings.
Coconut Crack Bars
Coconut is the hottest health food trend. With a short list of ingredients and a scrumptious final product, these coconut crack bars are a must try. Bring these to your outdoor parties this season and they’re sure to be a hit.
Sparkling Berry Cups – A Coupons.com exclusive recipe!
This recipe takes lightly sweetened sparkling water, adds fresh berries, and turns it all into gorgeous cups. They are as fun to serve as they are to eat. Although prep is simple, plan at least three hours of fridge time to allow the berry cups to set.
Ingredients: Makes 4 servings – 2 packets unflavored gelatin, 1 cup hot water, 4 cups no-calorie flavored sparkling water (like white grape or kiwi-strawberry), ½ cup fresh blackberries, ½ cup fresh blueberries, 1 cup lightly sweetened fresh-whipped cream or reduced fat nondairy whipped topping
Directions: In a large bowl, whisk gelatin into hot water until fully dissolved. Add sparkling water. The sparkling water will foam slightly. Set the bowl aside until it dissipates–about 4 to 5 minutes. Spoon the mixture into four tall, clear plastic glasses. Place in the fridge for 20-30 minutes, or just until the mixture begins to thicken slightly.
Use a skewer to gently press the berries down into the cups, they’ll suspend themselves in the soft jelly. Place berries throughout the cup. Cover with plastic wrap. Return to fridge until firm–about 2 to 3 hours.
Serve berry cups topped with whipped cream and enjoy this healthy addition to a list of no-bake desserts!
Brooke McLay is a professional recipe developer, food photographer, food writer, and single mom to four rad kids. Author of two cookbooks and the beloved blog, CheekyKitchen.com, her creative approach to fast, fresh, family-friendly foods has garnered her regular gigs with Disney’s Babble.com, Tablespoon.com, Good Cook, and Coupons.com.