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Mary Ellen Phipps, MPH, RDN, LD

Mary Ellen Phipps, MPH, RDN, LD, the founder of Milk & Honey Nutrition, is a diabetes dietitian (Registered Dietitian Nutritionist) renowned for combining her knowledge of diabetes and culinary expertise into easy-to-follow recipes and articles!


Easy No Bake Healthy Desserts & Snacks

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healthy no bake desserts with lemon cheesecake bites

Healthy no bake desserts and snacks are convenient and delicious!

Below I’m sharing some of my favorite no-bake recipes for both desserts and snacks. Having some go-to healthy no bake desserts and snacks can make staying healthy and nourished so much easier!

I love no bake healthy snacks

Healthy no bake desserts and snacks are a perfect way to enjoy a balanced and nutritious treat. We have the opportunity to pack in some really nutrient dense ingredients, all while never turning on the oven. 

Some of my favorite nutrient dense ingredients to use in a no-bake recipe include:

  • nuts
  • seeds
  • dates 
  • dried fruit
  • coconut
  • almond flour
  • oats/oat flour
  • nut butter
  • applesauce
  • and more… 

Healthy no bake desserts and no bake snacks are so convenient

No bake snacks and desserts are perfect for a middle of the day pick me up or a late night sweet treat. They can be energy bites, protein bars, and more. And, they offer the perfect formula for a healthy dessert or snack without a lot of trouble in the kitchen. 

Let’s take a look at a few of my favorite healthy no bake desserts and snacks. Some of these are my own recipes you’ll find here, and others are from some of my favorite registered dietitians. Just click the link below to the recipe you want to try!

Easy no bake dessert recipes with few ingredients

These recipes pack in a lot of flavor with just a few ingredients!

No-Bake Carrot Cake Energy Balls in a bowl with ingredients on counter

No-Bake Carrot Cake Energy Balls

These No-Bake Carrot Cake Energy Balls are the perfect on-the-go snack to keep you full and energized.
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No bake chocolate desserts and snacks

Did someone say chocolate? An easy healthy no bake dessert with chocolate hits the spot every time!

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Low Sugar No Bake Brownie Bites

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Easy gluten free no bake desserts

Most the recipes in this blog post are gluten free as well!

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No-Bake Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cookies

If you’re looking for the perfect pumpkin no bake cookies, these no-bake gluten free pumpkin cookies are just for you!
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No bake energy bites

Energy bites come in handy almost any time of day and I absolutely love having them around for easy snacks and desserts!

chocolate peppermint energy bites

Chocolate Peppermint Energy Bites

These Chocolate Peppermint Energy Bites are the perfect healthier sweet treat that everyone will love!
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No bake cheesecake recipes

My grandma taught me how to make a classic cheesecake years ago but let’s be real, we don’t always have time for that. These no bake recipes let you enjoy cheesecake in no time!

cheesecake cup with bite eaten healthy no bake desserts

Orange No Bake Cheesecake Cups

Orange No Bake Cheesecake Cups are full of citrus-y flavor and low in sugar. And did I mention they require zero cooking??
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No bake vegan desserts and snacks

These healthy no bake desserts and snacks are easy, and entirely plant-based!

Grain Free Hazelnut Magic Bars side view

Grain Free Hazelnut Magic Bars

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No bake diabetes desserts

Most of the recipes in this blog post offer a balanced nutrient profile that can help promote stable blood sugars. These two recipes especially have a low amount of added sugar and contain a good amount of protein and fiber.

low sugar chocolate chip cookie dough bites

Low Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

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And make sure to check out all my diabetes friendly desserts ideas

Healthy no bake desserts for kids and snacks

No bake desserts and snacks are also perfect for kids. Check out these recipes!

no bake oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Copycat Heavenly Hunks Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Cookie Recipe

These no bake oatmeal chocolate chip cookies have a light coconut flavor and are a copycat version of one of my favorite cookies ever!
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Healthy Desserts Cookbook with healthy no bake desserts

If you love the idea of healthy no bake desserts, you have to order my latest cookbook! It’s all about desserts, and there’s a whole chapter devoted to no-bake desserts. You can order it now!

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