From cheesecakes to fridge cakes, there's a whole host of sweet treats you can make without having to switch the oven on

There's a time and a place for an oven, but sometimes you just want to throw off the shackles of the gas mark and go no-bake crazy. If you happen to be having one of those days, here are the desserts for you.


1. Red velvet cheesecake

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This one may not be diet-friendly, but it is very, very delicious.


2. Peanut butter bars

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These take around 10 minutes to make – and they could be even quicker if you don't stop every minute to sample the ingredients. Put your willpower to the test and try not to eat the mixture before it goes in the fridge to set.


3. Oreo meltaways

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Yes please! These dreamy cookie and cream bites are a vision of deliciousness.


4. Chocolate lasagne

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Creating a dessert version of one of the ultimate comfort foods sounds like a hug in a bowl. This is another Oreo-based recipe and that's fine in our books. 


5. Blueberry cheesecake

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Not only is this one of the most beautiful cheesecakes we've ever seen, but it's also suitable for vegans and is gluten-free. Hurrah!


6. Nutella cheesecake

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Aside from the fact this simple recipe is near-impossible to get wrong, this dessert is also made with the ever-popular Nutella. Happy days! Here is the recipe, in all its chocolatey glory.  


7. Chocolate and peanut butter balls

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Try these as a dessert or a mid-afternoon snack. The ingredients can be swapped for alternatives until you've got a treat that's tailored to your tastebuds.


8. Chocolate fudge fridge cake

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This is a perfect dessert to have up your sleeve in an emergency. You can whizz it up in no time and it's gluten-free and suitable for vegans. It's just all too much!


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