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No-bake Cranberry Yum Yum

  • Author: Audrey
  • Total Time: 30 MIN
  • Yield: About 9-12 Servings 1x


Immerse yourself in the symphony of the No Bake Cranberry Yum Yum, where simplicity and elegance merge to create a dessert that’s both visually stunning and incredibly delicious. This recipe combines the crunch of a graham cracker crust infused with cinnamon layered with a velvety smooth cream cheese mixture infused with vanilla. On top you’ll find a tangy cranberry sauce that bursts, with flavor. To add a touch we sprinkle pecans on top resulting in a dessert that offers a harmonious blend of textures and flavors. It’s not a treat for your taste buds but also pleasing to the eye. Suitable, for any occasion it showcases how easy yet extraordinary culinary creations can be truly beautiful.




1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Cream Cheese Mixture:

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar

2 cups whipping cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

Filling & Topping:

1 can (14 ounces) whole berry cranberry sauce

3 tablespoons chopped pecans


Let’s start with the crust:

Combine 1 and 1/4 cups of graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and 6 tablespoons of butter.

Set aside 1 tablespoon of this mixture for use.

Press the remaining mixture onto the bottom of a 9×9-inch pan that has been coated with stick spray.

Now let’s make the cream cheese mixture:

Blend together 8 ounces of softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup of confectioners sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla until it becomes smooth.

In a bowl whip together 2 cups of whipping cream, 3 tablespoons of sugar and another half teaspoon of vanilla until it forms peaks.

Gently combine the whipped cream with the cream cheese mixture.

Next, let’s assemble the dessert:

Spread than half of the cream cheese mixture, over the crust layer.

Stir up some sauce from its can. Spoon it over the layer of cream cheese. Make sure to spread it evenly.

Add the remaining cream cheese mixture on top. Spread it evenly well.

Now for some toppings:

Mix together 3 tablespoons chopped pecans with the reserved graham cracker crumbs we set aside earlier.

Sprinkle this topping over the layer to add some crunchiness and flavor.

Finally chill time:

Refrigerate your creation for hours. Preferably overnight, before serving. This will allow all flavors to meld together perfectly.


If you have a tooth but follow a gluten-free diet you’ll be happy to know that making our No Bake Cranberry Yum Yum gluten-free is both easy and delicious. The key is to use a gluten-free version of graham cracker crumbs, for the crust. You can find these in health food sections or specialty stores. They provide a satisfying crunch and sweetness without any gluten. Additionally remember to check the labels, on your vanilla extract and confectioners sugar to ensure they don’t contain any gluten-based additives.

  • Prep Time: 30 MIN