Pumpkin Peanut Butter Bliss Balls

On more than one occasion, I have caught myself dozing off in the midst of my workday only to head to the pantry and grab the first pre-packaged snack that catches my eye.

I can relate all too well to my clients who have that craving for something sweet in the afternoon and grab the most convenient “pick-me-up” they can find. Unfortunately, the afternoon sweet tooth can leave us feeling even more lethargic than had we not eaten anything.

With pumpkin season upon us, I wanted to make something super yummy, easy, sweet and festive…

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Bliss Balls are a healthy plant-based and naturally sweetened treat that you can easily pop into your mouth to give you have extra boost to charge through the afternoon.

With only 5 primary ingredients – not counting a pinch of salt – and 10 minutes, these balls of energy will become your new favorite snack. To make these vegan Pumpkin Peanut Butter Bliss Balls, I use pecans, dates, pumpkin puree, powdered peanut butter and pumpkin pie spice.

Get this super easy and delicious recipe below!

Ingredients (12-15 servings)

  • 1/2 cup whole pecans
  • 8 oz. bag Medjool dates (pitted)
  • 4 Tbsp. pure pumpkin puree (canned)
  • 2 Tbsp. powdered peanut butter
  • 3/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • Pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a plate or small tray. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor, crush the whole pecans. Then pour the crushed pecans in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Add the dates to the food processor. Puree until the dates become dough-like.
  4. Then add the powdered peanut butter, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Puree again until all ingredients are well combines.
  5. Take about a golfball-size piece of dough and roll it in between your hands to create a small 1-inch ball. Roll the ball into the bowl of crushed pecans and coat. Then transfer the ball to the parchment paper.
  6. Repeat the step above for all remaining bliss balls. Enjoy!*

*For best results, chill the bliss balls before serving. The bliss balls will keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. 

Did you make this recipe? Let me know how you like it in the comments!

Try this fall-inspired Strong.Bold.Healthy soup: Autumn Squash Soup!


If you are following the SBH Plant-Based 21-day Meal Plan, one serving of the Pumpkin Peanut Butter Bliss Balls is approximately:

  • 1/2 Healthy Fat serving
  • 1/2 Grain serving

Nutritional Note: One serving is approximately 92 calories. 


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