If you're always on the lookout for a quick dessert that won't load up the extra calories, we've got you the perfect solution—no-bake healthy desserts. The best part about it all is that none of these recipes involve unhealthy or refined ingredients, nor do they require an oven. All it takes is a couple of minutes on the stove top or in the fridge, and they're ready to be gobbled up, guilt-free. From indulgent chocolate squares to delectable fudge bars, here's a list of recipes for healthy no-bake goodies that you'll love to savour as an after-dinner treat.

Vegan Carrot Cake Bites

Whether you're vegan or just simply love carrots, this recipe by The Conscious Plant Kitchen is what you need to try out now.
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  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped (approx 150gm)

Dry Ingredients

  • 5ogm walnuts
  • 2 tbsp flaxmeal (13gm)
  • 60gm unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 100g instant or rolled oats
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

Wet Ingredients

  • 100gm soft pitted dates (100g)
  • 70gm almond butter or peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp maple syrup (optional)


  • Place the peeled, chopped carrots in the bowl of your food processor. Pulse a few times till they turn into tiny pieces, and set aside in a bowl.
  • Then, add all the dry ingredients, and blend on high speed until the nuts, oats and coconut turn into a fine ground flour. It shouldn't take more than 1 minute.
  • Mix in the almond butter, vanilla essence, maple syrup, carrot pieces and soft pitted dates. If your dates are slightly dry, make sure you soak them in hot water for 10 minutes before using them. Drain well before adding to the food processor to avoid any water content. Blend on high speed again until it forms a sticky dough.
  • Scoop out dough and roll between your hands to form into balls.
  • Roll each ball in a plate of unsweetened desiccated coconut. Place each ball onto a plate covered with parchment paper.
  • Refrigerate 15 minutes to firm up, if desired, or eat straight away. You can also store these in an airtight container for up to one week.

No-bake Twix Bars

Twix fans are sure to love this healthier version of your favourite sweet treat. Plus, this recipe by Yasmin from Vgnbites is extremely easy to make as well.
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For the caramel

  • 2 cups full fat coconut cream
  • 2 cups coconut sugar
  • Pinch of salt

For the bars

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup pitted madjool dates soaked in warm water for 5 min, then drained)
  • 2 tbsp water


  • In a pot, add all ingredients for the caramel, and consistently stir as it boils on medium heat. It will take about 35-45 minute to become thick. You can test the consistency along the way.
  • In a bowl, put all the ingredients and combine with your hands until a dough is formed. Add a splash of water if needed. Create the shape of rectangle and don’t don’t cut into bars yet.
  • Spread the salted caramel sauce over the rectangle bars dough and let it cool in the fridge until the caramel is firm.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut out six rectangular bars to emulate the shape of your favourite chocolate.

Chocolate Protein Peanut Butter Fudge

Did you know your protein powder can be used in a variety of ways? Julie from Peanut Butter Fingers shows you how to make a delicious fudge from it.
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  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup chocolate protein powder
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup (optional)


  • Combine coconut oil and peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave until coconut oil and peanut butter melt, approximately 15-20 seconds.
  • Stir cocoa powder into coconut oil mixture. Add protein powder and stir to combine. Add maple syrup if additional sweetness is desired.
  • Quickly pour mixture into a mini muffin tin, filling cups about a third of the way to the top. Freeze until fudge hardens.
  • Remove from muffin tin and enjoy! Store remaining fudge in the freezer or refrigerator.

Chickpea Protein Bars

Yes, chickpeas make for a delicious flour alternative in desserts. This recipe by Nadia from Nadia's Healthy Kitchen will inspire you to make your very own protein bars.
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  • 400gm chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 40gm protein powder of choice
  • 60gm peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 4 tbsp maple
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Blend everything in the food processor, then transfer and press down into a cake or loaf tin.
  • Allow to chill in the fridge for 1 hour, then slice into bars.
  • Drizzle some melted chocolate on top to make them extra yummy.
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