These no bake pumpkin mousse bars are SO good. A crispy, buttery graham cracker crust topped with a pumpkin vanilla pudding from scratch and an airy cream cheese mousse makes an incredible delicious dessert for fall.
Hello my beloved PUMPKIN!
These no bake pumpkin mousse bars are once again a convincing proof that pumpkin is so incredibly good in desserts! Both in taste and appearance!
Let me tell you why:
Layer 1: The base
The graham cracker crust: crispy, buttery, YUM. For this base you need to mix graham cracker in a food processor and combine these crumbs with melted butter, sugar and a pinch of salt. Press it firmly into a mould and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. The oven stays cold!
Layer 2: The name giver
The creamy pumpkin pudding is prepared within a few minutes. The base is a vanilla pudding consisting of milk, sugar, vanilla, corn starch and egg yolks. Once the pudding is cooked you stir in the pumpkin puree. That’s it! A delicious, beautiful pudding made FROM SCRATCH!
The pumpkin puree gives the pudding a mm-mmm-mmmh consistency, a beautiful orange color and an insanely good taste.
After spreading the pumpkin pudding on the crust it needs at least one hour in the refrigerator to become slightly firm. This step is necessary so that you can spread the cream cheese mousse well on top.
Layer 3: The cream cheese mousse
You only need four ingredients: Cream cheese, whipped cream, vanilla and powdered sugar. I intentionally kept it simple so that it would round off the other two layers and not drown them out. It is creamy, soft and beautifully airy.
After this mousse is spread on the pudding, it is topped with a few graham cracker crust crumbs (woaaa say this three times in a row- graham cracker crust crumbs, graham cracker cra…).
The pumpkin mousse bars need to be in the fridge for at least 5 hours or preferably overnight.
These no bake pumpkin mousse bars are an absolute MUST-MAKE for everyone who likes pumpkin. But also for you the skeptics among you can try this recipe without batting an eyelid! It tastes so, so good.
I’m thrilled to hear from you if you made these pumpkin mousse bars or any other recipe from my blog! 🙂