Pumpkin Pecan No Bake Bites

No-Bake Pumpkin Pecan Pie Bites

Submitted by: Alex Snodgrass, The Defined Dish

Your favorite festive fall flavors come together in this bite-sized snack! Chock full of seasonal flavors like pecan and pumpkin, these no bake bites are easy to make and sure to be a hit this holiday season!


  • For the crust
  • 1 1/2 cups raw pecan pieces
  • 12 raw pecan halves for topping
  • 3/4 cup pitted medjool dates (about 7 dates), soaked in hot water for 10 minutes
  • Pinch of pink salt, to taste
  • For the filling
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup full fat milk of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • Pinch of pink salt, to taste
  • 1 scoop collagen peptides (optional)


  1. In a food processor, combine the pecans, drained dates and salt. Process until combined and the “dough” starts to form into a ball.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, milk, pumpkin pie spice, maple syrup, pinch of salt and collagen peptides, if desired. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Line a cupcake tin and evenly distribute the crust mixture, about one and a half tablespoons in each cupcake. Use your fingers to press the crust to an even layer.
  4. Evenly disperse the pumpkin pie filling among each cupcake, until the tins are about half way full.
  5. Top each with a pecan and place in the freezer for at least one hour. Makes 12 bites, two per serving.

Recipe Notes: These thaw quickly, so eat immediately when you take them out of the freezer!

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