Learn how to make easy no bake mini pumpkin pies in 5 minutes with this recipe. This is the perfect pumpkin pie recipe for kids because the ingredients and instructions are so simple. This no-fuss, no-bake mini pumpkin pie recipe can be made in a cup for a classroom party or made in a mixing bowl for a holiday gathering or tea party. Even preschool students can make this easy no bake pumpkin pie. Whether you are planning this no bake mini pumpkin pie activity for the classroom or making it for a crowd, all you need to know is right here. Read on for the list of ingredients and instructions.
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My Mini No Bake Pumpkin Pies Backstory
One of the things I love about teaching is getting great ideas from other teachers. One awesome kindergarten teacher I worked with shared this amazingly easy recipe for mini pumpkin pies for kids to make at parties. This simple mini pumpkin pie recipe also has another added benefit. It keeps kids busy during a party! If you have ever organized a party for kids, you know that keeping them busy and engaged in productive ways is HUGE. For this recipe, you only need a few ingredients, and kids will easily be able to make their own. These mini pumpkin pies don’t even need to be baked. This would also be a great family activity for the Thanksgiving dinner table. Ready for this super fun recipe for mini pumpkin pies? Here you go!
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Where to Find the Supplies
Although I have pictures of the items available on Amazon, you will probably be able to find them at your local grocery store. In my area, Fred Meyer (also known as Kroger) is my best bet for locating all of the ingredients in one place. I always purchase more than I think I’ll need. If I have leftover ingredients, I make the mini pumpkin pies for my family.
Ingredients for Each Mini Pumpkin Pie
1 tablespoon Libby’s Easy Pumpkin Pie Mix (spices already added)
1 squirt of whipped cream
Napkins or paper towels
Instructions for Each Mini Pumpkin Pie
Give each child a plastic spoon and a napkin or paper towel (or two). Distribute one pudding cup to each child and have them remove the plastic or foil covering. (If the child wants to eat a bite of the pudding, that’s okay. There will be more room for stirring in the mini pumpkin pie filling.) Have an adult drop a tablespoon of Easy Pumpkin Pie Mix into each pudding cup. Have kids stir the pumpkin pie mix into their pudding. Give each child one mini graham cracker pie crust. Keep each crust in its foil dish. Have each child spoon their pumpkin pie mixture into their crust. They can smooth and spread the mix with their spoon until they like the looks of it. Have an adult walk around and give each child a squirt of whipped cream. Have the kids eat and enjoy their mini pumpkin pie!
Here’s a quick video pin to show you how quickly these easy no bake mini pumpkin pies can come together.
Adding Decorative Touches
Chocolate sprinkles or colored sprinkles would be fun to add on top of the whipped cream. Drizzles of chocolate syrup or caramel sauce would be excellent additions as well.
Chocolate chips or a maraschino cherry would be great on top. You can probably think of many more ideas for toppings!
Reduced Sugar Variation
For a reduced sugar variation of this recipe, you could use sugar-free pudding cups.
Easy No Bake Mini Pumpkin Pies for a Crowd
If you like making these mini pumpkin pies in the pudding cups, but you want to make the recipe for a group of people for a dinner or tea party, here is what to do. For a gathering of twelve, here are the ingredients:
Ingredients for No Bake Mini Pumpkin Pies for a Group
2 packs of 6-count mini graham cracker crusts
3 packs of 4-count vanilla snack pack pudding (you could also use 4 cups of instant vanilla pudding mixed from a box)
12 tablespoons of Easy Pumpkin Pie Mix
1 spray can of whipped topping
Instructions for No Bake Mini Pumpkin Pies for a Group
In a large mixing bowl, mix the pudding and pumpkin pie filling together. Fill each mini pie crust with 1/3 to 1/2 cup of the mixture. If you are serving right away, top each mini no bake pumpkin pie with a squirt of whipped topping. If you are making these ahead of time, refrigerate until ready to serve, then top with the whipped topping and enjoy!
Super Simple No-Bake Mini Pumpkin Pies for Parties
- plastic spoons
- napkins or paper towels
- 1 vanilla pudding cup
- 1 tablespoon Libby's Easy Pumpkin Pie Mix
- 1 Keebler Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crust
- 1 squirt Reddi Whip whipped cream optional
- Give each child a plastic spoon and a napkin or paper towel (or two).
- Distribute one pudding cup to each child and have them remove the plastic or foil covering.
- Have an adult drop a tablespoon of Easy Pumpkin Pie Mix into each pudding cup.
- Have kids stir the pumpkin pie mix into their pudding. Give each child one mini graham cracker pie crust.
- Keep each crust in its foil dish.
- Have each child spoon their pumpkin pie mixture into their crust.
- They can smooth and spread the mix with their spoon until they like the looks of it.
- Have an adult walk around and give each child a squirt of whipped cream.
Can You Believe How Easy These Are to Make?
How easy is that? Although the instructions I gave are designed for a class party, there are many other situations these mini pumpkin pies might work well for. Any type of harvest party at church would be a great place for these pies. You could have a mini pie making station. These pies would also be fun to make at fall birthday parties. Each child could have their picture taken with their creation.
How Will You Use This Mini Pumpkin Pie Recipe?
Are you thinking of ways you might be able to use this easy little recipe? If you try it, I’d love to know how it went. I’m always looking for ways to make classroom parties more fun and less stressful. If you have a tip for streamlining the mini pumpkin pie-making process, I’d enjoy knowing what they are. If you are making the most out of pumpkin season, make some easy, clever, and fun book character pumpkins. For a delicious beverage option, you could serve the mini pumpkin pies with hot mulled cider (wassail). If you are having an entire pumpkin dessert table, add in some easy white chocolate chip pumpkin cookies.
Need Some More Easy Recipe or Activity Ideas?
If you are looking for some more easy, kid-friendly recipes or activities, you might want to try making an easy reindeer ornament craft. You could also try making easy apple crisp, death by chocolate trifle, or simple cake in a mug. You could also make the easiest cookie recipe ever, or decorate some cute Nutter Butter Santas, reindeer, and snowmen. If you would like even more recipe ideas, consider following my Easy Recipes board on Pinterest. Have a fabulous day, and I hope you get to enjoy this easy mini pumpkin pie recipe.
Meal Planning Inspiration
It’s always nice to have a plan when it comes to parties and meals. If you’re looking for a way to get more organized with your meals or gatherings, I’ve got something for you. Free, editable meal planners! The templates can be used over and over, as often as you need them. You can make as many duplicates as you like, and you’ll be able to save old party food plans for future reference. I hope it simplifies things for you.
Have fun making these mini no bake pies, and may all of your endeavors meet with great success!
Lisa Mitchell is a wife, mom, and school librarian who likes to entertain and grow fresh produce on her family’s small Pacific Northwest farm. To learn more about what this website has to offer, click on over to the Food page.
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