All the yummy flavours of pumpkin pie in an easy and delicious portable form, these pumpkin pie bites are sure to be a fall favourite! Fair warning, you just may want to eat more than one of these pumpkin balls!
Hi everyone! Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians! What are you up to? I hope you are enjoying a big plate of dinner with all the delicious sides.
Speaking of sides, what’s your favourite? I think mine has got to be dressing, otherwise known as stuffing. I don’t know what it is about that stuff, but I can eat a huge plate of just that with gravy.
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But, as the saying goes “don’t sweat the small stuff.” Take a minute today and be in the moment. Look around. Smile. Do something nice for someone else. Be thankful.
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So, with that mushy stuff aside, let’s make some pumpkin bites, shall we?
Ingredients for Pumpkin Pie Bites
These no bake pumpkin pie bites are made with a few simple ingredients (and you probably already have them on hand).
So, you’ll need:
- Pumpkin puree
- White chocolate chips
- Maple syrup
- Warming spices, like cinnamon, nutmeg and clove or use an equivalent amount of homemade pumpkin pie spice.
What Is Pumpkin Puree?
Don’t confuse pumpkin puree with pumpkin pie filling.
Basically, pumpkin puree is the real deal. It’s real pumpkin that’s pureed. No added stuff.
Canned pumpkin or pumpkin pie filling, on the other hand, is sweetened and usually has a bunch of spices added to the mix, like cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. For these no bake pumpkin pie bites, I’m using pumpkin puree.
The only size can of pure pumpkin puree that I’ve found around here is a whopping 3-cup can. What the what? Who needs that much pumpkin in a recipe.
Don’t get me wrong, the stuff is great, it’s just a lot. Sometimes I find it hard to avoid food wastage with just hubby and I so I’m always trying to look for ways to repurpose stuff into another meal.
I love little nibbles, like these pumpkin pie bites, and they couldn’t be easier to whip up.
Within minutes, you could be shoving one of these into your pie hole. You just mix the ingredients up in a food processor, form into balls and way to go!
Fan of pumpkin? Check out this pumpkin spice coffee creamer!
How To Make Them
- You basically add the wet ingredients and seasoning (pumpkin puree, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt) to a food processor and blend until combined.
- Next, add oats and walnuts and blend a little, breaking things down.
- Blend in white chocolate chips.
- Roll into balls, refrigerate for a little and enjoy!
Full details are in the recipe card below.
Tips and Variations
- These pumpkin pie bites are perfectly delicious to eat right away, but they’re even better when chilled for about 30 minutes.
- I used regular white chocolate chips. Milk or dark chocolate are other yummy options.
- Speaking of white chocolate chips, mini chips would work great too.
- Walnuts were used, but you could try pecans or almonds instead.
More Pumpkin Recipes You May Enjoy
If you make these no bake pumpkin pie bites, be sure to leave a comment below!
Pumpkin Pie Bites (No Bake)
- ½ cup pure pumpkin puree (canned pumpkin puree), not pumpkin pie filling
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- pinch salt
- 1.5 cups gluten-free rolled oats, or use regular oats if desired
- ½ cup walnuts, roughly chopped
- ½ cup white chocolate chips
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper and set aside.
- To a food processor, add pumpkin puree, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt. Process to combine, about 30 seconds.
- And add oats and walnuts. Process until just combined, about 1 minute.
- Add white chocolate chips. Process until just combined, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- Roll mixture into balls (about 1 tablespoon each) and place onto prepared baking sheet.
- Place in the fridge for about 30 minutes to chill and firm up a little more. Enjoy! Note: Properly store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy within a week.
A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.
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