No matter the time of year, you’re going to love these Pumpkin Spice No Bake Energy Balls. They’re a healthy treat with tons of seasonal flavor. This recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and paleo. 

plate of pumpkin spice energy bites

Recipe Highlights

These cookies fall into the category of Energy Bites, meaning that they are a no-bake treat full of energizing ingredients. This version includes real pumpkin puree as well as a coating of pumpkin spice, so they are jam-packed full of pumpkin flavor. 

This recipe is:

  • vegan,
  • gluten-free,
  • paleo,
  • and a healthy treat for both kids and adults.

If you are nut-free, you can easily substitute the almond with pumpkin seeds. 

These energy bites also freeze really well. You can make a double batch and freeze half of them for the future. 

Recipe Steps

The ingredients in these healthy energy balls are so clean. There is even an addition of pumpkin puree for extra nutrition and authentic flavor. Best of all, they only take about 15 minutes to make.

ingredients for pumpkin spice energy bites

Step One

The first step is to gather up your ingredients. You can feel free to get creative with making any substitutions based on what you have on hand or for certain food allergies.

You do need about 1 3/4 cups of any combination of nuts and seeds.

I also recommend using 100% pure canned pumpkin puree to help add extra pumpkin flavor and nutrition.

quarter cup of pumpkin puree

Step Two

Combine everything into the bowl of a food processor. I highly recommend the Breville Sous Chef as the best food processor on the market IMHO!

cookie ingredients combined in a food processor

Step Three

Then, run the food processor for a couple of minutes, or until everything is well combined.

no bake pumpkin cookie mixture in a food processor

Step Four

Use your hands to form the mixture into about 15 balls. Then, roll each ball in a little bit of coconut sugar and pumpkin spice for extra flavor, sweetness, and texture.

pumpkin spice energy bites with a crunchy coating

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Here’s the printable recipe:

plate of pumpkin spice energy balls with cinnamon sticks

Pumpkin Spice No Bake Energy Balls

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 15 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


No matter the time of year, you’re going to love these Pumpkin Spice No Bake Energy Balls. They’re a healthy treat with tons of seasonal flavor. This recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and paleo.



  • 1 1/2 cups raw almonds
  • ¼ cup hemp seeds
  • ¼ cup unsweetened dried shredded coconut
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 10 pitted Medjool dates, about 1 cup
  • For pumpkin pie spice dusting:
  • 2 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


  1. Combine the almonds, hemp seeds, coconut, pumpkin pie spice, coconut oil, pumpkin puree, and dates in the base of a food processor. Turn the processor on high for about 2 minutes or until the ingredients are well combined.
  2. Pour the mixture into a mixing bowl and then use your hands to roll the dough into about 15 cookies, about 1-1/2” in diameter.
  3. To make the pumpkin pie spice dusting, place the maple sugar and pumpkin pie spice onto a plate. Roll each cookie in the sugar until covered.
  4. For the best texture and sweetness, place the cookies in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 hours to chill.


You can freeze these cookies for up to 2 months in a tightly sealed container. Just defrost them then the fridge for about 4 hours before you serve them.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Food processor
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: how to make vegan pumpkin pie energy bites, energy bite recipe, no bake pumpkin spice cookies


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