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slice of pumpkin dessert on white plates with whipped cream and chocolate shavings

No Bake Pumpkin Dessert

Easy to make, this no-bake pumpkin dessert has 4 layers of fabulous flavor!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword no-bake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 229kcal
Author Dorothy Kern


  • 2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 2 tablespoons butter room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 3.4 ounce box instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 1/2 cups nonfat milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 8 ounces Whipped Topping Whipped Topping
  • 1/2 XL Hershey Bar grated (for garnish)


  • Place the crushed pretzels in a large bowl. You want them coarsely crushed, not fine crumbs. Stir in 2 tablespoons of sugar and then work in the butter until no big chunks are left. You may need to use your hands for this step. Place in the bottom of a 9x9” baking dish. Chill until ready to use.
  • Wipe out the crust bowl, then add the pudding mix to the bowl. Add the milk and whisk until smooth. Add the pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice and mix until smooth. Carefully pour and spread over the crust. The crust isn’t solid, so you need to be careful it doesn’t get mixed into the pumpkin layer.
  • Place the cream cheese in the bowl and beat with a hand mixer until smooth. Add 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla and beat until combined. Fold in half of the whipped topping. Spread over pumpkin layer.
  • Spread the remaining whipped topping over the top of the cream cheese layer and top with grated chocolate. (To make the chocolate shavings start with a cold chocolate bar and grate it with a box grater over the top of the whipped topping.)


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 312mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 4260IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1.3mg