For time-starved dippers, here's a curation of no-bake pumpkin recipes that don't require hours of sweating over a hot stove.
In fact, we've handpicked pumpkin recipes that have a prep time ranging from 5 minutes to 20 minutes only.
1. Pumpkin Icebox Cake
Prep time: 20 minutes
What is an icebox cake? This Nabisco original is basically a layered dessert of whipped cream and your choice of cookies, crackers, or wafers. It's been around since the 1940s and evolved into different varieties—and today we're featuring the pumpkin kind!
All these options require at least 4 hours of refrigeration. Yup, unfortunately, these are some of the best pumpkin desserts that you won't be able to enjoy right away. But remember: good things come to those who wait.
FYI: Other pumpkin icebox cake recipes recommend at least 8 hours of refrigeration. So we've selected the no-bake pumpkin recipes that have a not-too-long wait time.
2. No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake
Prep time: 15 minutes
The prep time for the next set of recipes is 5 minutes shorter than the Pumpkin Icebox Cake recipes.
Now, if you are truly pressed for time and only have less than 10 minutes to spare, you can buy a premade crust instead of making your own.
But if you're like, "Nah, I want to make my own crust," then you have two options.
Both crusts comprise just three ingredients.
As for the pumpkin pièce de résistance, it's the creamy, fluffy filling that's best served with whipped cream or caramel sauce. Or both.
But much like the pumpkin icebox cake, you must also chill this pumpkin-pie-meets-cheesecake for at least 4 hours.
Four hours is too long a wait? Then we got another option for you. This pumpkin toffee cream pie needs to be refrigerated for an hour only.
3. No-Bake Pumpkin Bites
Prep time: 5 minutes
Yup, you read that right. You'll be done prepping the ingredients for these great pumpkin dessert balls after just a few minutes.
Here's a list of pumpkin recipe ideas for you to choose from.
Take note that the main difference among them is how long they need to be put in the fridge.
- No-bake pumpkin oatmeal energy balls (0 refrigeration time unless the oat balls aren't sticking together well when rolled)
- No-bake pumpkin spice latte bites (10-minute refrigeration time)
- No-bake pumpkin breakfast bites (20-minute refrigeration time)
- No-bake pumpkin balls (30-minute refrigeration time)
But hey, if you are super hungry and don't mind that your pumpkin bites are not set or firm enough, feel free to skip the fridge. We won't judge!
4. No-Bake Pumpkin Fudge
Prep time: 5 minutes
We have here another batch of recipes using pumpkin that also takes 5 minutes to prep.
They're pretty easy to whip up because you'd only need 3 to 5 ingredients.
Not only do these no-bake pumpkin recipes have a short prep time, they're pretty healthy, too.
First up is this 3 ingredients pumpkin fudge that's paleo, vegan, and gluten-free. It's also very low in fat and sugar and high in fiber.
Next is the 4 ingredients pumpkin fudge, which is another vegan, dairy-free option.
Now, if you want to indulge, then go for the 5 ingredients pumpkin fudge. Just prepare to wait for the 2-hour refrigeration time. The recipes with fewer ingredients only need to be refrigerated for less than an hour—perfect for you if you must fill your belly sooner!
5. No-Bake Pumpkin Cookies
Prep time: 5 minutes
Last but not the least, we have pumpkin cookie ideas to satisfy your inner Cookie Monster. And we know you're probably overwhelmed with all these no-bake pumpkin recipes by now. So we made the decision-making easy for you. You can simply choose to gobble up either keto pumpkin cookies or non-keto pumpkin cookies. That's it.
Then, after all's been said and eaten, you may wash down these best pumpkin desserts with any of these pumpkin drinks that are better than a PSL. Some of them have alcohol, but it's always 5 o'clock somewhere anyway.
That's all the mouth-watering, no-bake pumpkin recipes we have for you today.
But we have one last pumpkin tip in case you still have your jack-o'-lanterns.
Did you know you can use leftover pumpkin for a DIY beauty treatment? From body sugar scrub to facial mask for dry skin and hand revitalizer, here are 10 homemade pumpkin-based beauty treatments you can do on your self-care day.
When it comes to choosing dip colors, we’ve got three pumpkin-y shades that are perfect for November:
And if you want all the fall colors in one mani, try our Fall Ombre Nails. Our step-by-step tutorial shows you exactly how to get the look.
Now aren't you glad you haven't discarded your pumpkins yet. (You've tossed them away already? Save this tip for next year! For now, here's a selection of pumpkin skin-care products you can purchase instead.)
Do you have other pumpkin dessert ideas or pumpkin-related beauty tips? Share them with us over at DipWell's Dipper Club or tag us on Instagram @dipwellnails and use our official hashtag #DoYouDipWell.
We can never have too many pumpkin tricks and treats!