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Pumpkin Energy Bites

45 minutesPin Recipe

No-bake energy bites make a perfect pick-me-up snack for your afternoon made with fresh pumpkin, dates, and rolled in coconut flakes.

Pumpkin Energy Bites

I made a video you guys! Seriously, I never thought I would make a video about cooking but I did!

I’ve actually been thinking about making videos for a while now but just never had the gusto to do it. I made this video a few weeks ago and was still skeptical if I should post it.

Pumpkin Energy Bites

Fortunately, a bunch of you that took the reader survey (thank you!!) told me that you wanted to see more cooking videos… so here ya go!

Let me know what you think about it by leaving a comment here or on my YouTube Channel.

I would love some feedback for future videos.

Pumpkin Energy Bites

Now onto these pumpkin energy bites. I’ve made a few ball recipes before and I have to say that so far, this one is my absolute favorite.

It could also be that it is fall and I am, like everyone else, craving all things savory and pumpkin-ey.

Doesn’t matter either way, they are delicious.

Made with pumpkin, spices, coconut, and dates, then rolled again in coconut flakes they are the perfect little afternoon snack.

Pumpkin Energy Bites

Pumpkin Energy Bites

No-bake energy bites make a perfect pick-me-up snack for your afternoon made with fresh pumpkin, dates, and rolled in coconut flakes.

Prep: 45 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Yield: 16 balls


  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup raw pecans
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Place dates into a medium bowl and cover with about 1 cup of warm water. Let soak for 10-15 minutes. Drain.
  2. While dates are soaking, add pecan halves to food processor and pulse until finely ground.
  3. Add drained dates, pumpkin, coconut, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla; pulse until mixed well scraping down the sides occasionally.
  4. Scoop out mixture into medium-sized bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove from refrigerator and roll into tablespoon-sized balls and coat in extra coconut.
  6. Serve immediately or store in airtight container in refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from the FIXATE cookbook

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag #JENNMEYERING for an IG feature and FB Feature! Plus, I’d love to see your creations!

This Post Has 26 Comments
  1. I love an energy ball recipe. I’ve never thought of using pumpkin puree before how clever. They’d have such a lovely flavour too.
    Thank you for linking up to this weeks FFF Party. xx

  2. Jennifer, these look so yummy! I’m not much of a coconut person, but I’m thinking that if I skip the flakes at the end I may like these! Great photos and video by the way. I’m new at blogging and only have my phone for pics right now so I am VERY jealous of your talent! Great job! Thanks for the post.

    1. Thank you, Talitha! I’m not much of a coconut person either but they still turned out fantastic and I couldn’t stop myself from eating them! And you could totally skip the coconut at the end and it won’t impact the flavor profile too much.

      Congrats on starting a blog! Just take your time and you’ll get there.

  3. Um yes please! I’ve always wanted to make energy bites I see all different kinds of them around the blogosphere but haven’t had a chance to try them yet. Since this has pumpkin, you know that I need this in my life. Yup, this will happen! Thank you so much for sharing with us at #ThrowbackThursday, can’t wait to see what you bring this week!

  4. Yum! These pumpkin bites sound so good – and like a nice change from the typical “pumpkin spice” flavors this time of the year! I’m featuring your recipe at this week’s Creative Spark party. The party begins at 6am EST tomorrow – hope you’ll stop by to grab a “featured” button and link up again 😀

  5. I love ALL things pumpkin so, of course, I love this recipe!! We have a pumpkin energy bites recipes as well, but your small ingredient list is so much more appealing 🙂 Well done!

  6. I think my kids would love these! They would be so perfect for after school snacks…and that coconut sounds delish!

    1. I’m sure that would work. You can’t actually taste the coconut in the ball itself so maybe just not rolling them in the coconut or rolling them in white chocolate instead. Yum, that sounds delish!

  7. These are simply adorable! I might be a little biased to the flavour though, because I love anything pumpkin. I’m actually about to go do my Saturday morning shop at my local bakery goods store. I have everything to make these but the shaved coconut. 🙂

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