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.
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Yummy Looking. Pinned & shared. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party.
What a great little snack! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.
How delicious!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can’t wait to see you next week!
Lou Lou Girls
I’m always so amazed by you! This looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. I appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you on Monday at 7. Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls
Looks delicious thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting
I love all of the “energy bite” snacks, but I’ve never tried one with pumpkin puree. They look delicious and a perfect snack for fall, and I love how easy they are to put together. I’m pinning and adding to our fall snack list. Thanks for sharing!
Pumpkin and chocolate just go so well together, don’t they? Love the look of this snack and that it’s so quick and easy to make! Pinning and looking forward to making this with my little ones for an afternoon snack very soon 🙂
They look delicious and so easy to make! Thanks so much for sharing at this week’s Round Tuit Party Sherri. Hope you have a lovely week!