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No Bake Mini Pumpkin Pies with Chocolate Crusts

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This time, I’m not going to be modest. This recipe is AWESOME. I’m a no bake fanatic – not because I’m lazy, but because I love dense, rich flavors far more than light fluffy ones. These mini pumpkin pies have a “just sweet enough” decadence that melts in your mouth. And the chocolate crusts … well, how can you go wrong with chocolate?

Dairy-Free No Bake Mini Pumpkin Pies Recipe

I originally made this dairy-free recipe for Attune Foods, a couple of years ago. I know, I should have shared this easy, fun, make-ahead treat before Halloween, but these are just as amazing for Thanksgiving or throughout the Holidays. And consider it some advanced notice on what treats you can make for next Halloween!

Oh yes, and this is my attempt at cute food presentation. Little chocolate chips make jack-o-lantern faces for cute mini pumpkin pies. Of course, I’m sure some of you can make these even more adorable, but I was pretty proud of my creativity, regardless.

The crusts are optionally no bake or baked. I liked both, but the no bake version won in my book, because it is fudgier. However, I liked the baked crusts too, which were thicker and more cookie-like (the “puffier” looking shells in the images are the baked chocolate crusts). Either way, you can’t go wrong … so long as you MAKE THIS RECIPE NOW!

Dairy-Free No Bake Mini Pumpkin Pies Recipe

Special Diet Notes & Options: No-Bake Mini Pumpkin Pies

This recipe is naturally dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, peanut-free, and soy-free, so long as you choose your graham crackers wisely!

For Gluten-Free: I adore Kinnikinnick Gluten-Free Graham Crackers, but you can also use the crumbs of your favorite gluten-free crunchy cookies, such as Enjoy Life Vanilla Grahams or Lucy’s Cookies.

For Nut-Free: If nuts are out for you, then sunflower seeds can be used in place of the cashews. The flavor will just be a touch different (cashews are a little creamier and sweeter).

For Vegan: This recipe is mostly vegan, but for strict vegans, honey can by your graham cracker nemesis. Vegan grahams do exist, but can be tricky to locate. Go for other crunchy cookies like Enjoy Life Sugar Cookies, any of the Lucy’s Cookies, or double the chocolate with Mi-Del Chocolate Snaps.


Dairy-Free No Bake Mini Pumpkin Pies Recipe

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About Alisa Fleming

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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  2. MaggieNovember 4, 2013 at 7:36 amReply

    Yum yum yum! I love these! So easy too :) My kiddies love graham crackers so I bet I could get them to try these – yes, they’re picky when it comes to baked goods. Imagine that! Must’ve gotten that from their father’s side.

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  4. RickiNovember 14, 2013 at 1:12 pmReply

    You did it!! Vegan AND soy-free! Wahoo!! These do look awesome. i may have found my pumpkin pie!! :D

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