I was playing with molecular gastronomy the other day to make treats for a birthday party and nothing was working. Jonathan kept reminding me that I pride myself on being an experimental blogger so I can’t expect things to work every time. But, I do expect recipes to work every time – I’m an eternal optimist.
Time was running out; I had to leave in ten minutes and I had no dessert ready to bring! I peeked in my refrigerator and realized that I had some leftover pumpkin puree. Knowing that the birthday girl was on a gluten-free diet, I quickly created some no-bake gluten-free crispy chocolate pumpkin bites. Start to finish, this recipe took five minutes and it is hella good! It tastes like a chocolate truffle crossed with a pumpkin pie and a Rice Krispie treat! I love challenging crazy recipes, but sometimes easy recipes win and I just need to take a deep breath and celebrate that.
5 Minute Gluten-free No Bake Crispy Chocolate Pumpkin Bites
- 3 1/2 ounces dark chocolate melted in the microwave
- 3 cups Rice Chex crushed (stick them in a sealed sandwich bag and roll over them with a rolling pin)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
Mix all ingredients together except for pumpkin pie spice.
Pack tablespoon-sized clumps of the mixture together in your hand and form small balls.
Dust each ball lightly with pumpkin pie spice.
If you have extra time, you can chill the mixture for a few minutes before forming the balls. This will make it easier for the balls to stick together. However, this recipe will work even if you don't chill first.