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These pumpkin pie energy snack balls are the perfect sweet treat for the season! They're naturally sweetened and will curb any sweet tooth but you won't feel bad about it!

How did we end up in November? It’s the 2nd to last month of 2016 and I swear this entire year has been a blur. I will admit, I am kind of excited how fast it’s going because I’m selfish and I just want our new house to be completed :) a little over five months left!

Now that it’s November, have you started thinking about your Thanksgiving day menu? To be honest, I haven’t thought about it at all. I actually have been thinking more about Christmas gifts for people more than I have been about Thanksgiving.

OMG speaking of Christmas and holidays…

These pumpkin pie energy snack balls are the perfect sweet treat for the season! They're naturally sweetened and will curb any sweet tooth but you won't feel bad about it!

I signed up for a gift wrapping workshop at Paper Source.

YES, I do not know how to adult. I am THE WORST present wrapper you will ever meet. I can easily overlap the wrapping paper and have it tight over the package but the ends? Haha, it’s pathetic. I literally scrunch it up and put a bunch of tape over it. It comes out all lumpy and pretty much looks like a two year old did it. Actually, no, I think a two year old would do a far better job than I would.

I know, I know. I can use gift bags and that’s usually what I do but I feel like at some point in my life I need to learn how to properly wrap a present and more specifically a box. I am turning 30 in a couple months after all…I think it’ll be a fun class to take with one of my girl friends. She apparently loves to wrap presents though lol

These pumpkin pie energy snack balls are the perfect sweet treat for the season! They're naturally sweetened and will curb any sweet tooth but you won't feel bad about it!

Pumpkin pie energy balls! You’ll need these for Thanksgiving day ;)

But really, if you’re doing a low-key Thanksgiving and don’t want to do a pie, you could easily roll up these balls as your sweet treat. Or, if you’re going to a large party and you are watching your sugar intake, you could bring a plastic baggy of a few of these balls to snack on while dessert is being served. Or, these are a great seasonal snack for pre or post workout!

These pumpkin pie energy snack balls are the perfect sweet treat for the season! They're naturally sweetened and will curb any sweet tooth but you won't feel bad about it!

Roll them balls!

Another variation could be this sugar plum recipe I found!

These pumpkin pie energy snack balls are the perfect sweet treat for the season! They're naturally sweetened and will curb any sweet tooth but you won't feel bad about it!

Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls

A naturally sweetened seasonal snack that will curb that sweet tooth when you need to!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Author: Julie Chiou
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Ingredients 

  • 12 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 ¼ cup pecans
  • ¼ cup heaping old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ heaping teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients into the bowl of a powerful food processor and process until mixture is easily formed in the palm of your hands when you squeeze it together.
  • If the mixture is too crumbly, the dates might be too dry so soak a few dates in water for 10-15 minutes then process those dates and mix into the mixture with a spatula.
  • Form mixture into balls by using a medium cookie scoop to scoop out the mixture (to have uniform/same size balls) into the palm of your hands then squeeze and roll!
  • Repeat until all the mixture has been used.

YOUR NOTES

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving: 0.25 of recipe | Calories: 454 kcal | Carbohydrates: 62 g | Protein: 5 g | Fat: 25 g | Fiber: 9 g | Sugar: 49 g

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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin
Recipe Rating




Heather Christo

Wednesday 2nd of November 2016

I am so old!!! I can't believe you aren't 30 yet Julie! You will love the 30's- they are great years. I bet you will also love wrapping presents this year! Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls look great!

Julie

Thursday 3rd of November 2016

Haha 2.5 more months and I'm there! You aren't old at all, Heather :) you certainly don't look it!

Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today

Wednesday 2nd of November 2016

Energy balls with pumpkin! This is a crazy cool idea :)

Maria

Wednesday 2nd of November 2016

These sound delicious!

Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain

Wednesday 2nd of November 2016

I can't wait to hear about your gift wrapping class! Seriously, I used to wrap my family's presents all the time and wanted to take a class, but never had time. I am secretly excited for you. Anyway, eight weeks until XMAS. I need these energy balls stat!

Jenny Flake

Wednesday 2nd of November 2016

How fun are these? Gotta try em'!