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Swiss Roll Layered No Bake Dessert

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I know, it’s another no-bake dessert recipe, but can you blame me? I just can’t get enough!! This one combines some of my favorite things: pudding, no-bake cheesecake, whipped topping, and Little Debbie® Swiss Rolls!

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Swiss Roll Layered No Bake Dessert - this easy recipe combines Little Debbie snack rolls with layers of pudding and whipped cream for the perfect easy dessert recipe!

That’s right, my friends. I made you a Swiss Roll Layered No Bake Dessert! It has cut up Swiss Rolls for the crust, no-bake cheesecake and chocolate pudding for the filing, and tons of whipped cream.

Pretty much, this dessert is my heaven.

When my friends and I turned 16 we used to go cruising. No, not with a boat; we’d cruise “The Avenue” in our cars. We’d all pile into my boyfriend’s 1960s-era Impala and we’d drive back and forth from San Carlos to San Bruno (in the Bay Area) along El Camino. Every city had it’s stop: the fast food joints, the coffee place, the hot spot, the grocery store. The grocery store was my favorite spot, why? Because that’s where I’d get my Swiss Rolls.

Every Friday and Saturday night my friends and I would pick up snacks and continue cruising. Sometimes we’d head to the beach or just park at the local coffee shop where all the people gathered. Sometimes we’d end up back at a friend’s house and watch movies. But pretty much, for hours every weekend, we cruised…and ate Swiss Rolls.

Man, those were the days, weren’t they? I want to go back to that girl and say, “Enjoy it while it lasts, being a grown up is hard!”

Swiss Roll Layered No Bake Dessert Recipe

So, in my quest to bring you the next best lush dessert recipe, I decided to revise my love of these little cakes. After all, it’s the taste you never outgrow, right? When I opened the package and took a bite I wondered where these little cakes had been for the last 20 years.

(They’ve been at the grocery store. Calling my name. Weeping that I haven’t snatched them up…which I’ll never not do again, especially since Jordan’s now in love with them too.)

Swiss Roll Layered No Bake Dessert Recipe

What’s your favorite Little Debbie® baked treat? What sweet memories do you have with these snacks? I’m sure you have a few, since the company is a family run bakery that’s spanned three generations and run for over 80 years. I think that my love of the Swiss Rolls preempted my love of cake rolls, what do you think?

Let’s break down this recipe, because it’s a really, really good one.

Layer 1: sliced up Swiss Rolls as the crust of the cake.

Layer 2: no-bake cheesecake.

Layer 3: chocolate pudding.

Layer 4: a fluffy layer of whipped topping or whipped cream (your choice) topped with more sliced Swiss Rolls (of course).

If this was one of those naming contest posts, I’d submit “Layers of Heaven” as my recipe title.

Swiss Roll Layered No Bake Dessert - this easy recipe combines Little Debbie snack rolls with layers of pudding and whipped cream for the perfect easy dessert recipe!

These easy no bake layered dessert recipes are perfect for potlucks and parties. They come together in minutes and feed a crowd and everyone loves them. Plus, by serving this Swiss Roll version at your next party, you’re sure to spark some memories, which is always a good thing!

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Servings: 9 -12 servings

Swiss Roll Layered No Bake Dessert

This Swiss Roll Layered No Bake Dessert is a dessert lush made with Little Debbie Swiss Rolls, pudding, no bake cheesecake, and lots of whipped cream! It's a family favorite and is perfect for potlucks and parties!


  • 15 Little Debbie® Swiss Rolls — from two 12-count boxes
  • 8 ounces cream cheese — softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 8 ounce container Cool Whip
  • 1 3.4 ounce box instant chocolate pudding
  • 1 1/2 cups milk


  1. Unwrap about 10 or 11 of the Swiss Rolls and cut each roll into 5 pieces. Line the bottom of a 9x9” pan with the slices of cake.
  2. Beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth. Fold in half the container (about 1 1/2 cups) of Cool Whip. Spread carefully over the Swiss Roll slices.
  3. Whisk the pudding with the milk and let it sit for a few minutes to thicken. Spread it evenly over the cream cheese layer. Top with the remaining cool whip. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours before serving.
  4. Before serving, top with another slices of Swiss Roll.

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  1. My brother was obsessed with Swiss Fudge Rolls. He probably still is. He’d sit around, peeling layer after layer off in blissful silence. I used to eat them for lunch! Oh, those carefree days.
    This is the best. I mean, it hits all the right spots. I want some now!

  2. Awesome! I can’t tell you how many Swiss Rolls I ate as a child. I love that you made a dessert with Swiss Rolls – this definitely brings me back to my childhood!

  3. I haven’t had a swiss roll in ages. I almost forgot about them. But this no bake treat definitely has me craving one right now!!

  4. OMG thank you for bringing this into my life! I’m such a sucker for swiss cake rolls and with all those rest going on with this- um swooooooon 🙂 

  5. 😮 😮 😮 its like 2 desserts in one!! YUM!

  6. This looks epic! Cake on cake is what I like to see 🙂

  7. Can I just say I am insanely jealous that you’re doing a Little Debbie sponsored post!! Little Debbie anything…Oatmeal Creme Pies, Nutty Bars, Swiss Cake Rolls, Honey Buns…GIRL I used to go to convenience stores after school as a kid on my walk home and buy something to munch on. I still wish to this day I could munch on as much Little Debbie as I wanted to 🙂 This look great and what you said about being a grownup is hard, Yes. Youth is wasted on the young.

  8. This is a MUST MAKE SOON fabulous dessert. Definitely calling my name. My family is sure to go wild!

  9. I don’t remember ever seeing these as a kid.  They look yummy, though!  Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  10. This looks so yummy! McKee Bakery, the company that makes Little Debbies, is located in Chattanooga, just about half an hour from my house. I’m sharing!

  11. Oh man this looks incredible and keep the no bake desserts coming!!  I remember cruising back in the day, those were the easy days for sure!!  Now I have to act like a grown up and be a parent 🙂

  12. Looks so good! Heading to grocery store now for those little debbies! cant wait to make this for Mothers Day! (I may not share) lol

  13. Please, yes please. Lovely!

  14. Delicious! I remember being envious of all the kids who had swiss rolls in their lunch box 🙂

  15. I am totally drooling over here! This does look like a slice of heaven. The fact that it has no-bake cheesecake filling is killing me. Yum!

  16. Whoa! This looks tasty! Can’t wait to not-bake this! Thanks!

  17. Wow! It sound so easy to make! Thank you for sharing the recipe!! Gotta try it this weekend.

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