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Five-Minute Crispy Chocolate Pumpkin Bites

I tried to make treats for a gluten-free birthday party and nothing I was trying was working. With ten minutes left before I had to leave, I switched gears, looked into the refrigerator and pantry, and came up with this recipe for easy gluten-free no-bake crispy chocolate pumpkin bites.

Chocolate Pumpkin Bites

These pumpkin bites taste like chocolate truffles crossed with pumpkin pie and rice krispie treats.

Why These Five-Minute Pumpkin Bites Work

While I love challenging myself coming up with crazy recipes, sometimes easy recipes are the best choices.

These crispy chocolate pumpkin bites combine dark chocolate with fall flavors and actual pumpkin. The combination is wonderful.

You don’t have to bake them.

They’re also gluten-free.

Did I mention that they take five minutes to make?

What You Need to Make Crispy Chocolate Pumpkin Bites

You’ll need:

  • Your favorite dark chocolate
  • Rice Chex
  • Honey
  • Pumpkin puree (look for a can at your grocery store – this is not the same as pumpkin pie filling)
  • Salt
  • Pumpkin pie spice

You will also need either a microwave or a double boiler set up on your range in order to melt the chocolate. The microwave is way faster at melting chocolate.

How to Make Crispy Chocolate Pumpkin Bites

Melt your dark chocolate.

While that’s melting, crush Rice Chex in a plastic bag by rolling them over with a rolling pin.

Mix dark chocolate with Rice Chex, honey, pumpkin puree, and salt.

Pack tablespoon-sized clumps of the mixture into your hand and form into small balls.

Dust each ball lightly with pumpkin pie spice and serve, or bring with you to the party that you’re running late to.

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Five-Minute Crispy Chocolate Pumpkin Bites

These crispy bites taste like chocolate truffles crossed with pumpkin pie and Rice Krispie treats!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword crispy chocolate pumpkin pie bites
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 24 balls
Calories 41kcal
Author Stef


  • 3 1/2 ounces dark chocolate melted in the microwave or using a double boiler
  • 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 anything first.


Nutrition Facts
Five-Minute Crispy Chocolate Pumpkin Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 41 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 80mg3%
Potassium 40mg1%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 460IU9%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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4 comments on “Five-Minute Crispy Chocolate Pumpkin Bites”

  1. Elena Graysays:

    I would love to try these for my nephew. What do you mean by pumpkin purée. I have used pumpkin from the can but have never noticed pumpkin purée. Thanks

  2. Drewsays:

    Definitely sending this to my friend who just found out she can’t eat Gluten!

    Thanks for sharing!

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