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15 Delectable No-Bake Desserts That’ll Sweeten This Fall

15 Delectable No-Bake Desserts That’ll Sweeten This Fall

The season of fall is here, and we know what that means no-baked desserts which contain pumpkin spice, apple desserts, and a whole lot of nutty flavors. But did you know that you can make fall-flavored desserts without turning on the oven? It’s true. So here are 15 delectable no-bake fall desserts.

1. Pumpkin mousse pie

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    For this dessert, you’ll need to mix pumpkin puree, cream cheese, and whipping cream and flavor it with pumpkin spices. The mixture is spread over a ready-made or graham cracker crust. The mousse mixture is ready to eat after 2 hours in the fridge. To get the full recipe, click here.

    2. Cake batter truffles

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      These lovely truffles are a great treat for your guests, and they’re healthy foods too. The main ingredients here are yellow cake mix and white almond bark. The vanilla extract adds to the flavor of these melt-in-your-mouth truffles. To get the full recipe, click here.

      3. No-bake apple pie bites

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        These little treats are the mini versions of apple pie. All you need to do to is cook the apples with lemon juice and spices to make a filling and put the mixture into mini phyllo shells. Top it off with whipped cream and served at room temperature. To get the full recipe, click here.

        4. No-bake white chocolate pumpkin fudge

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          If you’re looking for the best diet plan for weight loss, then this fall dessert is for you. The sweetness comes from white chocolate and pumpkin puree that you’ll need to melt together and refrigerate. To get the full recipe, click here.

          5. No-bake pumpkin icebox cake

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            It takes just a couple of minutes to whip this mouthful of cozy fall flavors. To make this creamy dessert, you need to layer graham crackers between a creamy mix of pumpkin puree, cream cheese, and whipped cream. To get the full recipe, click here.

            6. No-bake sweet potato cake

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              This is a dense, rich, and chocolaty dessert with coconut sugar that some consider a diabetic food. Sweet potato, cocoa powder, and shredded coconut are mixed to make this densely-textured dessert that is ready in just under 20 minutes. You can also substitute the coconut sugar with dates for an even healthier alternative. To get the full recipe, click here.

              7. Uptown figs

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                The combination of salty and sweet flavors may seem unusual at first, but once you’ve had a taste of these simple and healthy treats, you’ll understand why they’re all the craze lately. All you need is a whole bunch of figs, salted almonds, powdered sugar, and orange liqueur. To get the full recipe, click here.

                8. No-bake pumpkin pie jars

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                  The texture of this dessert is smooth and satisfying. It’s essentially a fall version of summer trifles. The recipe asks for pumpkin puree, cream cheese, and marshmallows which blend like a dream. The cookie layer adds just a bit of texture to perfect the dish. To get the full recipe, click here.

                  9. No-bake chocolate, fig, and date slices

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                    These are perfect desserts for the holiday seasons as they ooze with the aroma of orange, Grand Marnier, and honey. The soft texture comes from the slices if dried fruit mixed in melted chocolate. Once the mixture is cooled, it is ready to be sliced into bite-size pieces. To get the full recipe, click here.

                    10. Zuccotto

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                      You’ll be sure to impress your guests with this doomed-shaped liqueur flavored cake. The recipe requires semicircle cuts from a round sponge cake arranged around a layer of orange, ricotta, and cream filling. To get the full recipe, click here.

                      11. No-bake pumpkin pecan ice cream pie

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                        Pecans and pumpkins make the perfect fall combo. We’re sure this cool dessert will impress your guests at your Thanksgiving celebration. This recipe involves simple ingredient layering and freezing, so it’s good when you’re short of time. To get the full recipe, click here.

                        12. Banoffee pies

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                          Crunchy Anzac buckets topped with bananas, caramel, and cream makes this dessert everyone’s favorite. You’ll need a couple of small tart tins to make individual pies. The Anzac biscuits make for the base layer that is topped with creamy caramel and whipped cream. To get the full recipe, click here.

                          13. Pumpkin Apple no-bake dessert

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                            Cinnamon, graham crackers crust topped with a layer of pumpkin puree and apple pie filling and garnished with whipped cream makes for this delightful fall dessert. To get the full recipe, click here.

                            14. Chia, almond, and cacao balls

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                              Although this recipe requires a lot of ingredients, the process of making these flavorful and chewy balls is quite simple. You essentially just need to mix the ingredients in a certain order, and the dessert is ready in around 30 minutes. To get the full recipe, click here.

                              15. Choc-banana cheesecake

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                                For those looking for guilt-free indulgence, this low-calorie cheesecake is the perfect combo. The recipe is pretty simple. Just layer the biscuits in a greased spring form pan and mixing the other ingredients for the filling. After a night in the freezer, the dessert is ready for serving. To get the full recipe, click here.

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                                Last Updated on January 17, 2019

                                8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

                                8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

                                In life, we all need to be conscientious of what we are doing. You don’t need to live a life of stress if you don’t want to. You can achieve peace and happiness in life by carefully building mindfulness exercises into your life’s routine.

                                Exercising mindfulness isn’t rocket science and as importantly, you can do it. It will, however, take a few tries to get into the groove of things but once you get it, it is like riding a bike, you will never lose it.

                                Trust me. It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. In this article, I will share with you 8 mindfulness exercises that will help you to boost your energy, vitality and live a more peaceful and happier life.

                                Why Is It Hard to Live A Peaceful And Happy Life?

                                Our Habitat Has Become Too Technological

                                The world has accepted the idea that technology is often the cure for all evil. We have accepted, as a society, that everything technological will make us live a better life without fully investigating the many side effects that modernity brings.

                                There are a number of technological side effects that have a tremendous impact on your life that the media rarely tells you about.[1] Some of them include self-harm, economic inequality, having less sex, and even suicide. The global community is becoming less happy because of technology.

                                How can anybody live a peaceful and happy life when they are depressed? Technology advancements, ladies and gents, is a major reason for why we are living a poor life because it has infiltrated our lives too much.

                                According to my research, Americans spend an average of 8 hours a day looking at the computer screen — The average screen time spent on smartphones alone is about 20 hours per week. That’s a lot! No wonder why living a happy and peaceful life is so difficult these days.

                                Too Many People Don’t Want to Unplug

                                Americans check their phones an average of 80 times during vacation.[2] Some admit to checking their smartphones 300 times every single day. In countries like Brazil, India and China, the situation is no different.

                                The reality is that people are constantly plugged into technological devices and this behavior is literally making people all over the globe fight an inner war with themselves, which consequently makes them very sad. As we know, war is the enemy of peace which won’t make anybody happy.

                                Listen carefully:

                                We have a global anxiety epidemic because people don’t want to unplug from their smartphones and most people aren’t doing anything to fix it. It is a sad state of affairs but very real. This obsession with technology is turning us into perishable robots who live terrible lives.

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                                The era of anxiety is here to stay. There is little doubt about it. We can, however, fight back with the best remedy of all — We call it mindfulness!

                                Thank God there is an antidote to this whole technological madness. Without further ado, let’s go straight to the mindful exercises.

                                8 Mindfulness Exercises to Start Practicing

                                There are tons of mindfulness exercises available for you to engage with out there.[3] In the paragraphs below, I will include the best ones I’ve personally tried or have seen my close friends and family members try.

                                Are you ready for it? Let’s go!

                                1. Pray Daily

                                You should pray on a daily basis. Why is that you may ask — Well, because science has told us to do so.

                                When people pray, they feel peaceful, almost eliminating anxiety. Worries become secondary, and often gives people energy and hope to cope with the difficulties of life.

                                Prayer can make you more confident and focused. Prayer also helps you with self-control, helps to control pain, and can protect you against illnesses and disorders like cancer and high blood pressure. At least, this is what researchers from Harvard Medical School have said.[4]

                                Pray. You won’t regret it.[5]

                                2. Pay Attention to Your Inner Thoughts

                                A lot of people allow themselves to be influenced by their negative thoughts. Be different and resist believing in them. It is a bad habit that can lead to unhappiness.

                                By the way, if you do feel this way, chances are high that somebody other than you put these thoughts into your head.

                                Here is my secret to combat this cancer — look at things objectively. I bet that if you look at things as they are, you will realize that most if not all of your negative thoughts are only inside of your head.

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                                If you pay close attention, you will quickly realize that these voices aren’t worth your time. Believe me — Ignoring them and looking at things with objectivity is often the best course of action.

                                This article can guide you to beat negative thoughts:

                                How to Stop Automatic Negative Thoughts When You’re Overwhelmed

                                3. Smile Often

                                Smiling will slow down your heart. It will also relax your body because when you smile, your body releases endorphins which in itself has a number of positive benefits for you as a person.

                                Smile often! You may want to smile early in the morning, during the day, and late in the evening. It is amazing what happens to you when you decide to smile instead of being grumpy.

                                Surrender your problems to a nice smile. You will notice two things. First, most people just don’t which makes them live a miserable life. Second, if you decide to smile often, you will eventually smile unconsciously which is the ideal.

                                The moment that you smile unconsciously, you then know that you are truly happy.

                                4. Organize Your Working Desk

                                A messy desk will make you less productive and can agitate and overstimulate you. You don’t want that.

                                When you clear your desk, you engage in deep inner-thinking and your systematic decision making ends up becoming therapeutic.

                                Most people realize that they are most creative when their creative space is clean and organized. The former often makes people more aware of what they are doing which lends to less stress and more productivity.

                                Organizing your desk will also make you more energetic and focused because order often decreases chaos which is a condition that often slows down daily progress.

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                                5. Celebrate Your Friend’s Victories

                                I love this mindful exercise. One of the best ways to live a happy and peaceful life is to celebrate the victories of others. When you do that, you automatically make your friends in a better mood which makes you in a better mood, as well.

                                Happiness is contagious! We might as well celebrate others as much as we can. If you find out that your peer has won an award, celebrate with him! If your friend is the recipient of a local charity award, celebrate with her!

                                What is also awesome is that when you celebrate with others, they often celebrate with you in return. This, ladies and gentleman, will make you feel fantastic. You can’t go wrong with this one, period.

                                6. Listen to Your Spouse/Partner

                                God put someone in your life for a reason. You might as well listen to him or her.

                                I listen to my wife everyday. In fact, I often ask the following question to her, “Amanda, what are your thoughts about…” or “What am I missing about…” It is shocking what I hear back from her. Without her having much context and perspective, by the art of observation in my own nonverbal behavior and the behavior of others, she accurately gives me incredible insights which helps me out with living my life to the fullest.

                                I’m a firm believer that spouses are supposed to engage in interpersonal communication every day. I most definitely do and will continue doing it. You should do the same.

                                7. Give Yourself a Break from Technology

                                You can’t be in total equilibrium if your computerized devices control your life. You must get away from technology on a daily basis.[6]

                                How do you do that? This is my formula:

                                First, take this smartphone control test. It is only ten questions but this test will place you somewhere in the human robot cycle continuum.

                                If your score is between 25-30, take a break from the computer (or smartphone, pad, laptop/desktop) every twenty minutes and stop being on a computerized device after 8:00pm.

                                If you score between 30-35, still take a break every 20 minutes but stop being on these devices at 5:00pm.

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                                If you score more than 35, you need to take action immediately.

                                Limit computer use as much as possible throughout the day. Give yourself as many breaks from the computer as possible. Are you ready for the challenge?

                                8. Go Exercise

                                Go exercise at least three times a week. I don’t care if you need to workout early in the morning, late in the evening, on the weekends or during work days. Working out is absolutely imperative for you to live happy and peaceful life.

                                The stresses of the modern world are too much for you to neglect this important mindfulness exercise. When you go to the gym, you burn calories, focus on activities one step at a time, your mind relaxes, anxiety decreases, you sweat and often think about topics unrelated to your work place among many other benefits.

                                You must exercise at least three hours each week for optimum results. Why? Just take a look at all the benefits of regular exercising:

                                12 Benefits of Regular Exercise You Should Know

                                The Bottom Line

                                It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. Now that our habitat has become too technological and many people just don’t want to unplug, engaging in daily prayer, celebrate your friends’ victories, and listening to your spouse are among the best ways to be mindful about what you are doing and how you are living.

                                It is possible to live a happy and peaceful life. It only depends on you.

                                Go exercise! Take a break from technology and invest in you! Life is too short for distractions.

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