Pumpkin No Bake Energy Balls

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This recipe reminds me of my childhood when I received my first cookbook.

One of the first recipes I whipped up was a batch of energy balls. They were simple and easy to make. And I got to use my hands to do the mixing (what kid doesn't love that??)

And this is my fun Fall version: Pumpkin No Bake Energy Balls!

For years I've whipped them up not just for a quick and easy snack, but for holiday parties and social gatherings too because they're a yummy crowd pleaser!

Plus they boast a hearty balance of protein, complex carbs and healthy fats to keep you going strong... making them a great midday pick-me-up too!

Spoil yourself with a batch of these simple, delicious and nutritious fun seasonal treats!

Pumpkin No Bake Energy Balls recipe


  • 1 & 1/2 C oats (you can also use gluten free)

  • 1/2 C pumpkin puree

  • 1/2 C natural creamy peanut butter (or sub with your favorite non nut butter spread)

  • 1/3 C honey

  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

  • Slightly less than 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla

  • 2 - 3 Tbsp. golden flax seeds

  • 1/4 C shredded coconut

  • 1/4 C mini chocolate chips (optional)

Pumpkin No Bake Energy Balls


  1. Mix all ingredients but the coconut together in a large mixing bowl with a spoon and blend well (use hands if needed or recruit "little hands" to help!)

  2. On a large plate or non-stick cutting board spread out the shredded coconut.

  3. Line a large baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.

  4. Form balls from the dough (about 1" in diameter) and roll each ball in the coconut to coat.

  5. Place balls on the lined baking sheet and place in the freezer for approximately 1 hour.

  6. Store in the refrigerator up to a week in an airtight container.

Tip - When make a batch I typically roll half in coconut and leave the other half plain (for my non-coconut fans in the house). You can also roll them in crushed graham cracker (which is what the original recipe called for) or flax meal for added texture.

Eat and Enjoy!

Pumpkin No Bake Energy Balls Recipe

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