No Bake Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites

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No Bake Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites on parchment paper

A healthy nutrient packed snack filled with fall flavors, No Bake Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites.

So as I’m sure most of you know I have a 2 year old little boy who is full of life and adventure.

What little boy isn’t full of adventure and energy, right? The world is meant to be explored and they are going to explore it no matter what! He is curious about everything, and rightfully so.

Everything to him is new and interesting. So most days he analyzes things (in his little man mind) and tries to figure out how to do something himself.

No Bake Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites in a bowl

One of my favorite things to do with my little man is cook! (big shocker I know) I’m not much of a DIY craft girl, but give me a kitchen and I’ll whip ya up something amazing.

I’m hoping that love for food will pass down to little man as well. Although, I’m pretty sure it has because he knows who Bobby Flay is and pretends to cook up cookies with his dominos and darts. haha!

One of the ways I keep my little man fueled up for a long day of exploring and learning is with good healthy nutritious snacks.

Homemade is the way to go in my book and since we are making it at home, little man gets to help.

Collage of images showing the process to make Pumpkin Spice No Bake Energy Bites

These No Bake Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites are super easy to make, all you do is throw everything into a bowl, mix it up, and form it into balls.

Your kids will have a blast mixing all kinds of ingredients together, making a mess {let’s just say we ended up with some pumpkin oats on the blinds}, and then forming the mixture into little balls to eat later.

Collage of images showing honey being added to a bowl of oats

The best part is, these Pumpkin Energy Bites are packed with all kinds of nutrients to help your little one stay healthy and they won’t even know what hit em’ because they are so stinking tasty!! {muuahahaha.. evil laugh}

Another nutrient sneak attack is Smoothies! Now that I’m working two days a week I don’t always have time to make a smoothie for little man during the day so the next best thing is store bought. But if I’m gonna do store bought I want to make sure it’s a good quality product which is why I went with Frusion Go Wild!

Dried cranberries being added to a mixing bowl of oats and spices

Guys! Have you had this stuff yet? Frusion Go Wild! is packed with untamed bold fruit flavors that your kids will “go wild for” {corny.. but true!} Little man asks me for them at least twice a day!

“Smoovie mommy… smoovie?”

Now how can you say no to that?

Frusion Go Wild! is also 25% larger than the leading kids’ smoothie = more nutrients for your kids! Score! It has a resealable cap = less mess! Score again!

Are you liking it yet?

A little boy mixing ingredients for No Bake Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls in a bowl

It has 2x the calcium than the leading kids’ smoothie, no artificial colors, flavoring, or sweeteners. Which in my world is a major bonus.

I know I’m a busy mom but healthy is always my number one concern! Their little bodies are still forming and growing so I want to make sure I’m giving it as much “good stuff” as I can. 🙂

Well… as you can see below my “big man” needs his nutrients too!

A boy and his dad drinking Go Wild smoothie drinks

These No Bake Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites paired with a smoothie is a great snack option that your kids will love and leave you feeling like the world’s best mommy (or daddy).

Although, I’m sure you already are.

This just ups your status with the kiddos, which is always a bonus but you’ll have making them! hehe

No Bake Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites in a bowl No Bake Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites on a parchment-lined baking sheet

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No Bake Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 15
  • total_time Total Time: 15
  • yield Yield: 16 balls 1x
  • category Category: Snack, Appetizers, Breakfast
  • cuisine Cuisine: american

Description

A healthy nutrient packed snack filled with fall flavors, No Bake Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites.

Scale

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup of ground flax seed
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup of dry dates
  • 1/4 cup of almond butter
  • 3/4 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup of dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. To a food processor add oats, dates, flax, chia seeds, almond butter, pumpkin puree, protein powder and pumpkin pie spice. Pulse until the dates are finely diced and the mixture starts to stick together.
  2. Pour in 1/4 cup of water and pulse some more. You want the mixture to be sticky enough to form balls.
  3. Add pumpkin mixture to a medium bowl. Add in cranberries, fold together.
  4. Form into small 1″ balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Cover and place in refrigerator for 2 hours.
  6. Serve!

Keywords: Snack, Appetizers, Breakfast, pumpkin recipes, energy bites, healthy snack recipes, pumpkin energy bites

 

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28 Responses
  1. swathi

    Krista, Your little man is cute and great helper. Both daddy and he is having fun. Thanks for sharing these no bake pumpkin spice energy bites, it is best for the season. I am going to make it. Glad you joined the Hearth and Soul blog hop, pinning. and tweeting.

  2. Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean

    these look great! i made pumpkin pie balls last fall and they’re my fav no-bake ball so far. love the addition of cranberries in yours!

    1. Krista

      Oh.. thanks so much Lindsay! That means alot coming from you! I guess great minds think alike on the pumpkin ball recipe. They are totally becoming a favorite of mine too. So stinking easy to make and EAT! 🙂

  3. Laura O|Petite Allergy Treats

    I heart anything pumpkin and healthy! I’ll have to look for the ready made Frusion Go Wild smoothies, it would be great for my older son who starts school now!

  4. Kelly

    Aaaww love that your little man helps you in the kitchen – so so adorable! These energy bites are awesome, perfect way to welcome pumpkin 🙂 They look so tasty and sound perfect for a healthy and nutritious snack! Can’t wait to try them – pinning 🙂

  5. Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods

    Such great pictures of your little guy helping whip up these energy bites. It really is never too early to get them in the kitchen and I love that he is making cookies with darts and dominoes 😀 Too cute!!
    These energy bites look delicious and I love these ingredients! I need a batch of these in my house 😀

  6. Mike @TheIronYou

    This post made me smile Krista, especially that picture of your 2 men, it’s just awesome…the little has a great attitude btw, he must be quite the character! 🙂
    And I’m definitely making these energy bites, they look amazing!

    1. Krista

      haha.. thats Mike! 🙂 He is such a character, love him to pieces!

      These energy bites would totally be perfect for after one of your workouts Mike… make em’… now! 🙂

  7. Pat

    What a cute little guy he is and quite the helper in the kitchen! I think these little treats would be perfect for our road-trip snack! Thanks, 🙂

  8. Amanda Paa

    I echo your statement of homemade is the way to go! And how fun to get your little one in the kitchen too. Such a fun experience for both! These pumpkin spice energy bites look perfect for an on the go snack.

    1. Krista

      Love cooking with little man, he just pushes his little stool up and helps me all the time even gets me utensils when I need them. haha. 🙂

      Hope you get a chance to make these Amanda! 🙂

  9. Courtney @ Pizzazzerie

    Yum! Being a new mom, I’m totally looking for energy in any form – and this looks like my new favorite 🙂 Thank you!!!

    1. Krista

      Oh… yeah for new mommies! How old is your little one? Totally remember those early days and that lack of sleep… add in the blogger factor and basically you are a zombie who never sleeps. 🙂 Hope you like these Courtney!

  10. Zainab

    Awww they are too cute together! Your little man is the best kitchen help! Love these energy bites. Just what the season needs to get in the mood 🙂 Hope you are having a great long weekend dear!

    1. Krista

      haha Thanks Zainab… I think they’re pretty cute too. 🙂

      Glad you liked the recipe girl, means alot coming from you! Hope you have a great weekend too sweet friend!

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