Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

I don’t know about you, but I love all things pumpkin: pumpkin pie, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin spice lattes — you get the idea.

Enter these Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites.

So why do we call these delicious little pumpkin balls “energy” bites? Dates!

The sweet-and-sticky fruit that holds all the good stuff in this recipe together is known to be a great source of energy and fiber.

Sweetened with pure maple syrup and rolled in coconut flakes, these treats are a delicious alternative to cookies and cake cravings. Raw pecans and hazelnut extract take the nutty and earthy flavors up a notch. Maple extract can be substituted for hazelnut extract.

But maybe the best thing about these Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites is that they don’t involve any baking.

You can get that pumpkin pastry flavor without turning on an oven – just a few spins around a food processor and roll into balls and you’ve got more than a dozen sweet morsels.

Watch Ultimate Portion Fix creator Autumn Calabrese and her brother, chef Bobby Calabrese make a similar version of this recipe for Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites on their healthy cooking show, FIXATE.

Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites Recipe
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Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

These pumpkin pie energy bites are a healthier way to enjoy the flavors of the season!

Course Snack
Keyword Shakeology
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 8 servings, 2 energy bites each
Calories 120 kcal
Author Rebecca Pardess

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • warm water
  • ½ cup raw pecan halves (or pecan pieces)
  • cup canned pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes (reserve small amount for garnish)
  • 1 tsp. pure hazelnut extract (or pure maple extract)
  • 1 tsp. pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 pinch sea salt or Himalayan salt

Instructions

  1. Place dates in a medium bowl; cover with water. Let soak for 10 minutes. Drain. Set aside.
  2. Place pecans in food processor; pulse until finely ground.
  3. Add dates, pumpkin, coconut, extract, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, and salt; pulse until well mixed. Place in a medium bowl. Refrigerate, covered, for 30 minutes.
  4. Using clean hands, roll into tablespoon-sized balls; roll in reserved coconut (if desired).
  5. Store, refrigerated, in airtight container.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites
Amount Per Serving (2 bites)
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 13g
Protein 1g 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites Recipe

P90X/P90X2 Portions
1 Single Serving Snack

P90X3 Portions
½ Carb
1½ Fat

Container Equivalents
1 Purple
½ Blue

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Enjoy as an occasional treat. Be sure to track it.

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