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12 Contest-Winning No-Bake Dessert Recipes

We ask our loyal readers for the best no-bake dessert recipes, and boy, did they deliver! Here are the 12 winning recipes you'll want to make, too.

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Strawberry Gelato Exps Sdam18 212175 D11 30 2b 9

Grand Prize: Strawberry Gelato

You'll love this smooth and creamy gelato with bright strawberry flavor and just a hint of sea salt and honey. —Shelly Bevington, Hermiston, Oregon
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Blackberry White Chocolate Cheesecake Cups Exps Sdam18 211982 D11 30 4b 10

1st Place: Blackberry White Chocolate Cheesecake Cups

I read that white chocolate intensifies the flavor of blackberries. It's true! The crunch of baking chips, the blackberry puree, and the sweet and salty pretzel crust make this a sensational mini dessert. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois
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Mango Almond Icebox Cake Exps Sdam18 212133 D12 01 3b 3

2nd Place: Mango Almond Icebox Cake

This recipe was inspired by my friend who asked me to make a mango cake. It's easy to prepare, refreshing, light, and tastes absolutely fantastic. Strawberries can be used as well. —Rachel Simoneau, Danbury, Connecticut
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3rd Place: Chocolate Caramel Hazelnut Pie

I love chocolate, caramel and hazelnuts, so I came up with a recipe that has all three. If you don't have a food processor, place crust ingredients in a zip-top freezer bag and smash with a rolling pin. —Debbie Anderson, Mount Angel, Oregon
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Crunchy Chocolate Clusters Exps Sdam18 206443 D12 01 5b 32

Runner-Up: Crunchy Chocolate Clusters

This easy candy has a south-of-the-border flavor with cinnamon, chocolate and coffee. Sweet, salty and crunchy, it's a great no-bake treat. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
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Pina Colada Icebox Cake Exps Sdam18 206698 D11 29 3b 3

Runner-Up: Pina Colada Icebox Cake

This icebox cake has all of the flavors of a pina colada. It takes just one bite to escape to a tropical island! —Rachel Lewis, Danville, Virginia
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Creamy Layered Blueberry Ice Pops Exps Sdam18 209023 D12 01 4b 10

Runner-Up: Creamy Layered Blueberry Ice Pops

These delicious ice pops can also be made with raspberries or blackberries. The rosemary sprig and lemon zest bring another layer of flavor. The pops are quick, easy, kid-friendly and freezable. —Gloria Bradley, Naperville, Illinois
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Chocolate Marshmallow Peanut Butter Squares Exps Sdam18 211817 D12 01 6b 4

Runner-Up: Chocolate Marshmallow Peanut Butter Squares

I combined a couple of recipes to create these crunchy, chocolaty peanut butter marshmallow bars that burst with flavor. The bars could also pass for fudge! —Dawn Lowenstein, Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
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Runner-Up: Banana Cream Chocolate Truffles

This truffle recipe was created from ripe bananas and my imagination, and the outcome blew my family and friends away! I don’t particularly like bananas, but I could eat these truffles all day long. —Michele, Lassuy, Orlando, Florida
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No Bake Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cheesecake Exps Sdam18 212030 D12 01 1b 25

Runner-Up: No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cheesecake

I make this cheesecake in the summer for a flavorful and refreshing treat. I love the added bonus of not having to turn on the oven in hot weather. —Kristen Heigl, Staten Island, New York
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Triple Chocolate Mousse Torte Exps Sdam18 212092 C11 29 2b 3

Runner-Up: Triple Chocolate Mousse Torte

When it's too hot to bake something sweet but you're craving chocolate, my chocolaty mousse tart is all you need. Stack up the layers any way you like. —Samantha Hernandez, Vacaville, California
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Runner-Up: Frozen Peanut Butter and Chocolate Terrine

This terrine can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer. When served, it cuts easily, revealing the lovely layers of banana, peanut butter and chocolate. —Jennifer Jackson, Keller, Texas

Caroline Stanko
As an Associate Digital Editor, Caroline writes and edits all things food-related and helps produce videos for Taste of Home. When she’s not at her desk, you can probably find Caroline cooking up a feast, planning her next trip abroad or daydreaming about her golden retriever, Mac.
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