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No-Bake Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

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I finally have a Pumpkin Pinterest Board!

chocolate pumpkin pie

What does chocolate + pumpkin equal?



One incredibly-delicious dessert, that’s what.

chocolate pumpkin

And it’s gluten-free!

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  • 15 oz pureed pumpkin (or 1 can)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tsp cocoa powder
  • level 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • sweetener of choice, to taste


Melt the chocolate (either on the stove or in the microwave), then throw everything into a food processor and blend until it is super-smooth. Pour into a pie crust and fridge until chilled. This pie gets firmer and firmer, the longer it sits. Perhaps you could try baking this, too. If anyone does, I’d love to hear how it works. I was too lazy (read: too greedy and hungry) to take the time to bake mine, so I was happy it worked as a no-bake pie!

Highly recommended: top with *Homemade Cool Whip*

vegan pumpkin pie

What’s on your Thanksgiving menu?

I might make apple pie, or my Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars.

Or I might just make both. Then I won’t feel bad if all the addictive oatmeal-raisin bars happen to disappear before they get to the Thanksgiving table. I can’t resist those darn bars! (I might also make pecan pie… I really don’t know yet!)

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Megan says:

    Wow. This looks amazing. Thank God I bought a few cans of pumpkin because this is a must! Is your chocolate syrup the one you make with chocolate coconut butter? You are a genius Katie!

    1. It’s actually just black icing, for the photoshoot. Boring, I know! But I think the pms chocolate sauce would be awesome on this!

  2. Maya says:

    Love it! I’m definitely going to try this. Maybe a mini version.

    Our thanksgiving is just 2 of us, and we are moving, so probably nothing crazy on our menu 🙂

    1. Vyvacious says:

      I love mini versions of things! 😛 Great idea!

  3. Yummm! From the bottom of my heart- yummmm! 🙂 I can’t believe that it is a no bake!

  4. Looks super easy! Yum

    We always eat the same things for Thanksgiving. This year I’m making sweet potato cheesecake though. Excited to see how it turns out. Otherwise we make our own stuffing and all the usual trimmings. Should be tasty

  5. This looks delicious Katie! And I love no-bake desserts. 🙂

  6. I am making this!! So delish and pretty 😀

  7. Amazing pie!!! And I love the pictures!

  8. Elise says:

    Oooooh I might have to make this for Thanksgiving instead of the sweet potato coconut pie that I was originally planning to make! 😮

    Also, I was wondering, I know this is a dessert blog, but will you be posting any non-dessert recipes anymore?

    1. I do have a few planned! Not sure when they’ll be published, as I have to do photoshoots first. But yes, I do want to post more non-dessert recipes!

  9. Yum! This looks amazing! And perfect for Thanksgiving!

  10. Emma says:

    I’m Canadian so my thanksgiving was early October! but I had carrots and green beans, the fam jam isn’t great at accommodating haha. I would have brought something and followed some of your suggestions from the other day 😛

    Totally do both 🙂 pie and bars = love

    1. Emma says:

      Ps. That pie looks heavenly. I am going to make it, but use fresh Kabocha instead of pumpkin… I don’t have any pumpkin left haha.

      1. I bet it’d be better with kabocha anyway. That’s my favorite type of pumpkin!

  11. This looks delicious! I cannot wait for all the food on Thrusday!

  12. This looks awesome! How funny, I posted a no bake recipe today too. 🙂 But this will be perfect for Thanksgiving!

  13. That looks so good! I love chocolate + pumpkin together.

  14. Paige Flamm says:

    This looks DIVINE! I WILL BE MAKING THIS. Thank you for this wonderful recipe!

  15. Erin says:

    Katie, you are amazing. This is so easy and looks so delicious. I can’t wait to try it!!

  16. Dalai Lina says:

    I am honestly scared to try the pumpkin/chocolate combo you have done a few times. Do you taste both of the flavors or does one stick out?

    1. Definitely both. So non-pumpkin lovers wouldn’t like this!

  17. Maya says:

    Katie I’m like you and I like the pie better than the crust. I bet this would be great (and super cute) in mini ramekins!

  18. Emilia says:

    This looks amazing! I wish I could find canned pumpkin in England to make it. On my thanksgiving menu is…an essay due Friday! Even though I’m abroad, I’ll definitely be doing something, though it may be very low key. Truthfully, thanksgiving is my favourite holiday to celebrate abroad 🙂

    1. You can buy canned pumpkin in England too! I don’t know how I’d survive without it any more haha! They sell it in Waitrose (and in Whole Foods too if you live in London! 🙂 )

      1. Ellen says:

        Only problem is the pumpkin you can get at Waitrose is Libby’s, so if you boycott Nestle, you’re out of luck if you’re outside London! But you can grow pumpkin or buy a pumpkin and process it yourself, that’s what I did.

  19. Suzy says:

    What pie crust did you use? Do you have a recipe?

    1. Sorry, I don’t! I don’t really like crust, so I never bothered to create a recipe. But maybe I should work on one anyway!

      1. Robyn says:

        I’m planning to try to make a crust out of gluten free ginger snaps. I’m thinking it would go great with this! I’ll let you know if it works. I DO like crust, but man… this gluten-free thing has made life difficult!! But I will always find a way to have my desserts. 😉

        1. Shelley says:

          I never thought of making a crust with ginger snaps! what a delightful idea. I think I will have to try that. I bet it would go great with pumpkin.

          1. Tricia says:

            I was just thinking of the same thing – but maybe just some GF ginger snaps smashed and sprinkled on top of the mini ramekins! We just tried that method with another “pie” last night and it was pretty good. I just survived my first GF holiday season myself.

          2. ashley says:

            I say make a pie crust out of Biscoff cookies and Biscoff Spread! Too easy and very yummy! Throw in some cocoa powder if you want too 🙂

  20. Looks delicious! No dessert for me this year. I recently found out I’m gluten intolerant and wanted to make a gluten free pie, but I don’t fly home with enough time to get it done!

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