The perfect little snack, these easy, no-bake Pumpkin Balls are ready to enjoy in just a few minutes. They are great for on-the-go and filled with all the warm fall spices we love!
I have been making a list of all the pumpkin recipes I want to make. Oh my goodness, there are so many! I just whipped up a batch homemade pumpkin pie spice and I’m ready!
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Pumpkin Spice Balls
These pumpkin energy balls are by far one of the easiest! I love having a few healthier snacks on hand to grab. It keeps us all from grabbing something unhealthy just because it’s there. They make a wonderful after school snack in place of sweet treats with lots of added sugar.
With just 5 ingredients and a food processor, (plus mini chocolate chips), you can have a fabulous little snack ready in a few minutes.
These little pumpkin truffles are naturally gluten free and vegan as well.
A few of these and a banana or apple and you’ve got yourself the perfect healthy treat for a mid-day or mid-morning snack.
Make them Pumpkin Protein Balls by adding a scoop of your favorite protein powder.
Medjool Pitted Dates
Old-Fashioned Oats, uncooked
Pumpkin Pie Spice
Mini Chocolate Chips: Use milk chocolate, semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
How to Make these Pumpkin Pie Bites
Combine all of the ingredients, except the chocolate chips, in a food processor.
Pulse for 20-30 seconds until it forms a dough. Then transfer to a large bowl.
Add the chocolate chips and gently stir them in.
Scoop about 1 tablespoon of the mixture with a cookie scoop or spoon, roll into little balls and place them on a baking sheet.
Place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to set until firm.
Substitutions / Variations
Add a tablespoon of peanut butter or almond butter.
Add some omega-3 filled chia seeds that have healthy fats and more fiber as well.
Although the dates are plenty sweet, feel free to add a tablespoon of maple syrup if you’d like.
Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Add a ¼ cup of coconut flakes.
Swap out the pumpkin seeds for sliced almonds or chopped pecans.
If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice on hand, you can just use a teaspoon of ground cinnamon
Use quick oats instead of whole oats, if preferred.
If you don’t have a food processor, you can also use a high-speed blender.
Store these little balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.
Yes, place the balls on a baking sheet and freeze for an hour. Then place them in a freezer safe container or plastic zip closure bag for up to 2 months.
Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chip Bites
- 1 cup medjool pitted dates
- 1 cup uncooked oats
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- ¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 2 tablespoon mini chocolate chips
- Combine all of the ingredients ,except the chocolate chips, in a food processor.
- Process until it forms a dough.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Scoop about 1 tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.