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No-Bake Chocolate Pumpkin Pie


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!

No-Bake Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

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No-Bake Chocolate Pumpkin Pie


  • 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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Published on November 21, 2011

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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!

  2. Ali @ Peaches and Football says

    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

  3. 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?

  4. 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

  5. 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 🙂

    • Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) says

      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! 🙂 )

      • 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.

      • 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. 😉

        • 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.

          • 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.

          • 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 🙂

  6. Jennifer JCD says

    Brilliant!! Our Thanksgiving was over a month ago, but that doesn’t mean pumpkin season is over! Pumpkin is a year-round food in our house. Mmmm… I cannot wait to try this!

  7. katie @KatieDid says

    I’m eating Thankgiving tonight actually, as I’m traveling in Europe and we are celebrating a little early.. chicken, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, and creamed onions… all the classics for the most part!

  8. Sarah says

    That looks delish! Our thanksgiving is always a huge feast. We are having a couple of families who are our close friends over. so LOTSA food to make and desserts to bake! 3 types of pie, the regular spread with some twists and a lot of desserts beside. I can’t wait! Countdown begins now! Now to get back to the 4 crazy days of thanksgiving.
    P.S. What are you doing for thanksgiving Katie? (if you dont mind me asking that is)

  9. Kit-Kat says

    Yams for sure! We peel the yams, slice them into circles, and layer them in a large dish. Then we squeeze juice from a lemon or two on the sliced yams, cover the dish in foil, and bake untill tender. It is so good, and SO much better than the traditional, brown sugar and marshmallowy sweet potato casserole.
    So yams, homemade mashed potatoes (or little baked Yukons… don’t know yet), cornbread stuffing (it’s for my family, because it is not vegan), dinner rolls, a sallad, homemade cranberry sauce, Green bean casserol (not vegan, my grandma is making it), a Turkey for the family, crackers, cheeses (sigh…), pumpkin pie, apple crisp, sugar cookies, and “whip” cream.
    I’m so excited for the yams! 🙂

  10. Mary says

    Oh Katie, you have done it again! I can’t wait to try this…it may just be tonight, just because! I imagine that two of my favorite things (chocolate and pumpkin) together like this will be dreamy!

  11. Barb says

    I make pumpkin pie every year with an amaretto whipped cream. Also, homemade low-sugar cranberry sauce, which is delicious ( my family was so used to the canned sauce, but now I am changing their minds!)

    Hope you have a happy holiday!!

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