Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites!

We all love snacks. It’s the thing we take with us on really long car rides. They are what we gather up to take with us to friend’s houses for cookout, parties, or even movie night. 

To tell you the truth. I actually don’t ever need a true reason to have snacks. I honestly like to have them pretty much anytime! 

I know you feel me on this one too! I mean, I can’t be the only one! lol

In the spirit of fall, thanksgiving, and pumpkin everything at this moment, here is a super easy & healthy recipe for snacks that can be for really whenever you want one!! 

Feel free to share with your friends, or not. 😉 


Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites! 

Here is What You Need! 

1 cup pitted dates

1 cup warm water

1/2 cup raw pecan halves (or pecan pieces) 

1/3 cup canned pumpkin puree

1/4 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).

 

Here is What You Gotta Do! 

  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.