When I think of raw desserts, my mind immediately goes to all the spoonfuls of unbaked cookie dough and brownie batter I’ve ingested in my 25 years. I just love licking the spatula (and bowl), though I know every bite flirts with salmonella.

Turns out there are safer sweets I can enjoy raw. No-bake desserts (often called raw) are made from unprocessed nuts, fruit, and natural sweeteners like maple syrup. While they aren’t pegged to any specific diet, many raw recipes overlap with vegan, gluten-free, or paleo lifestyles. Also, because raw desserts don’t undergo intense oven heat, they can be full of healthy enzymes and vitamins.

I wouldn’t go so far to say these treats are healthy—they’re still desserts, after all—but they are delicious. See for yourself with these 19 raw recipes. Oh, and it’s totally fine if you lick the bowl.

Better Bars & Bites

Five Minute, No-Bake Vegan Granola Bars
Five Minute, No-Bake Vegan Granola Bars
by Gena Hamshaw
Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles
Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles
by Emily Hu
No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Bars
No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Bars
by Alison Marras {Food by Mars}
Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Bars
Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Bars
by Kendra Vaculin
Apricot, Date, and Cashew Snack Balls
Apricot, Date, and Cashew Snack Balls
by Gena Hamshaw
Chocolate, Cherry & Coconut Breakfast Bars
Chocolate, Cherry & Coconut Breakfast Bars
by Maja Lukic – Veggies & Gin
No-Bake Toasted Coconut, Date, and Nut Bars
No-Bake Toasted Coconut, Date, and Nut Bars
by Jennifer Farley | Savory Simple
Dark Chocolate & Coconut Bites.
Dark Chocolate & Coconut Bites.
by we eat. happy.

No-Bake Cakes & Tarts

Raw Avocado Chocolate Tart
Raw Avocado Chocolate Tart
by Gena Hamshaw
Raw, Vegan Strawberry Vanilla Cheesecake
Raw, Vegan Strawberry Vanilla Cheesecake
by Gena Hamshaw
Raw Mini Key Lime Pies
Raw Mini Key Lime Pies
by Natalie
Raw Mixed Berry and Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
Raw Mixed Berry and Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
by Lisa Bryan
Raw, Vegan Pecan Pie
Raw, Vegan Pecan Pie
by Gena Hamshaw

Bowls that won’t bog you down

Vegan Banana Cashew Yogurt
Vegan Banana Cashew Yogurt
by Gena Hamshaw
Vegan Chocolate Milkshake
Vegan Chocolate Milkshake
by Gena Hamshaw
Blueberry Cardamom Chia Seed Pudding
Blueberry Cardamom Chia Seed Pudding
by Gena Hamshaw
Açaí Bowl
Açaí Bowl
by Liren Baker
Green Tea Lime Pie Smoothie Bowl
Green Tea Lime Pie Smoothie Bowl
by Angela Liddon
Raw Buckwheat Breakfast Porridge
Raw Buckwheat Breakfast Porridge
by Gena Hamshaw

What’s the best raw dessert you’ve made? Let us know if you’ve seen an amazing recipe we should try!

SOURCES: VEGGIENUMNUM FOOD52 THEBUTTY
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