Looking for something different than pumpkin pie? Pumpkin Delight is an almost no-bake pumpkin dessert with layers of chocolate crust, cream cheese, pumpkin lush, and cool whip. This is a pumpkin dessert anyone can make!
With fall here, it’s time to soak up changing leaves, the brisk, sunny days, and – my absolute favorite – putting pumpkin into every baked good I make. Eating this Pumpkin Delight even out-scored having a whole new set of wardrobe options to work with now.
Fortunately the uptick of pumpkin desserts works perfectly with my new wardrobe possibilities. Conveniently sweaters, layers, and jeans camouflage any excessive weekly calories. Plus fall means I have months before any repercussions are bared in a bathing suit. Game on.
You Can’t Beat How Easy Pumpkin Delight Recipe Is
Pumpkin Delight is one of those easy no-brainer desserts. If you are looking for an alternative easy pumpkin dessert recipe this Thanksgiving, you’ve met your winner.
An crunchy chocolate oat crust easily comes together in a bowl and bakes in minutes. Top the cooled crust with a simple cream cheese layer, pile on the fluffy pumpkin lush, and spread Cool Whip whipped topping over everything.
I topped my Pumpkin Delight recipe with chopped pecans and miniature chocolate chips, but here are some other topping ideas to make it your own:
- Dust with cinnamon sugar
- Chocolate shavings or curls
- Crushed Heath candy bars or toffee pieces
- Drizzled with caramel ice cream sauce
- Crushed gingersnap cookies
HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN DELIGHT RECIPE
- First combine chocolate oat crust ingredients – oats, cocoa powder, cinnamon, flour, melted butter, brown sugar, and chocolate chips.
- Press into 9X13 pan and bake for 15 minutes.
- Mix together cream cheese and powdered sugar. Fold in cool whip topping.
- Spread cream cheese layer on top of cooled crust.
- Mix together pumpkin, vanilla instant pudding, milk, and pumpkin pie spice. Fold in cool whip topping.
- Spread on pumpkin layer on top of cream cheese layer.
- Top pumpkin layer with remaining cool whip topping. Chill for 3 hours before serving.
More Thanksgiving Recipes!
- Sweet Potato Spoon Bread
- Bacon Brussels Sprouts
- Pumpkin Pie Cake
- Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
- Baked Brie With Cranberries
- Gluten Free Pie Crust
- Gluten Free Biscuits
- Roasted Butternut Squash
- Sparkling Cranberry Orange Cocktail
- Raspberry Cream Cheese Jello Salad
SAVE THIS PUMPKIN DELIGHT RECIPE TO YOUR PINTEREST BOARD!
Pumpkin Delight is an almost no-bake pumpkin dessert with layers of chocolate crust, cream cheese, pumpkin lush, and cool whip. This is a pumpkin dessert anyone can make!
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 8 ounces whipped topping, divided
- 2 1/2 cups milk
- 3 (3.4 ounce) boxes instant vanilla pudding
- 15 ounce can pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp pumpkin spice
- 1/4 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- see above recipe for more topping ideas
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a 9X13 (preferably glass baking dish) with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a large bowl combine all ingredients. Press evenly into baking dish using your hands. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until crust is set. Remove from oven to cool completely.
Beat together softened cream cheese with powdered sugar until smooth. Fold in 1 cup whipped topping. Spread over cooled crust using an offset spatula.
Beat together milk, instant vanilla pudding, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin spice until smooth. Fold in 1 more cup of whipped topping. Use offset spatula to smooth over cream cheese layer.
Spread last cup of whipped topping over pumpkin layer. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and pecans. Chill for 3 hours before serving. Store leftovers in refrigerator.
*I always use and highly recommend Cup 4 Cup all purpose gluten free flour.
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