Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls (and a Pumpkin Round-Up)

October 5, 2018

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This post was originally published on September 28, 2017

It’s fall, ya’ll! And you know what that means . . . pumpkin all the things! Fall brings pumpkin pies and pumpkin bread, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Pumpkin Patches and pumpkin décor. So I’m embracing fall and jumping on the pumpkin bandwagon with my Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls!

I took my Peanut Butter & Chocolate Energy Ball recipe and switched it up with a milder nut butter as well as some pumpkin and spice! The result is a yummy bite-sized treat, perfect for boosting your energy while satisfying your craving for a PSL.

I started with the basic ingredients: some kind of seed/nut butter, oats, and honey then added some pureed pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. For this recipe, I chose to use almond butter, because it has a milder flavor and I wanted the pumpkin flavor to stand out. If you want to make these lactation-friendly, just add some brewer’s yeast and ground flaxseed.

I decided to add some mini chocolate chips to the mix because, why not! A little chocolate makes everything better.

Now, mix all the ingredients together in a big bowl and you’re ready to chill!

Chill the mixture for at least 15 minutes, then you can bring it out and roll them into balls.



Store in the fridge in an air-tight container.

So easy, right? A super simple (and healthy) way to add a little pumpkin spice to your life!

Want to make your own? Here’s the recipe:

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Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls
Bite-sized treats to boost energy and satisfy your PSL craving
Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup nut/seed butter
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup nut/seed butter
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
  1. In a bowl, add all ingredients except the chocolate chips. Mix until well combined.
  2. Stir in chocolate chips (if desired)
  3. Place mixture in fridge and allow to chill for at least 15 minutes
  4. Roll into 2-inch balls.
  5. Store in refrigerator and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

If the mixture is sticky and you're having trouble forming the balls, apply a little water to your hands.


Recipe courtesy of Jenny @ Love, Jenny (lovejennyblog.com)


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(Need more energy balls? Try my Peanut Butter & Chocolate version!)

Pumpkin Round-Up

Want a few more ways to add a little (or a lot) of pumpkin into your life? Check out all these other great ideas!

(Please pin from original sources)

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Tracy, at Baking Mischief, has a great recipe for a homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte, made two ways. A creamy, decedent version and a lighter version, great if you’re wanting to avoid more than just the line at Starbucks. Best part? Making this “traditional” fall drink at home means saving money and you don’t have to put on pants to leave the house. Win-win!


Pumpkin Chai Latte

Now, please don’t throw a book at me, but while I know that PSLs are all the rage, I actually prefer a nice chai latte. SO I was super excited when I stumbled across this Pumpkin Chai Latte recipe from Kate at Cookie + Kate. Now I can get my pumpkin fix while still sipping on my favorite hot beverage. Mmmmm . . . I love fall!

Pumpkin Juice

I love Harry Potter. Wait. Let me rephrase that . . . I LOVE Harry Potter!!! There. Better. And being the huge HP fan that I am, as soon as I saw this recipe for Harry Potter’s Pumpkin Juice from the ladies at Favorite Family Recipes, I knew I had to try it. So good! It tastes just like it does at Hogwarts! Or, at least how I imagine it would taste at Hogwarts, since I’ve never been. Or to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, for that matter. Because work, bills, babies . . . but someday, Harry. Someday!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Muffins

With so many yummy pumpkin drinks, we’ll need a sweet little treat to go with them. These Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Muffins from Survival Finds are just the thing! Like a pumpkin pie and cheesecake had a baby. Plus it’s a muffin, and muffins are a breakfast food, not a dessert, so you don’t need to feel guilty eating one (or two or three) first thing in the morning, right? Right? Right!

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal

Speaking of breakfast foods, thanks to Rebecca from Strength & Sunshine, here’s a super yummy and healthy way to add some pumpkin to your day right from the start. Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal! This recipe is vegan, allergy-free, and gluten-free, so you can serve it to a crowd and not have to worry about whether it interferes with someone’s dietary restrictions. And really, what better way to jumpstart your morning on a cool, fall day than with a warm bowl of oatmeal?

Marbled Pumpkins

How gorgeous are these marbled pumpkins from Sara and Melissa at Alice & Lois? Stunning! Want to know what supplies you need to make these gorgeous gourds yourself? Water and nail polish! So easy and so beautiful! I can’t wait to make some of my own.

Fabric Pumpkins

Another pumpkin look I’m loving are groupings of fabric pumpkins. Especially in a nice velvet or velvety type fabric, they look cozy and luxurious! Lisa from Celebrate Creativity has a great tutorial on how to easily make your own.

Pumpkin Argyle Wreath

How adorable is this Pumpkin Argyle Wreath from Kara at Mine for the Making. Dressing up your home’s front door is one of the easiest ways to ring in the fall season (or any season/holiday, for that matter). Not only is this wreath super cute, but it’s super easy to make too! I want to make one of these for all of the holidays!

Sugar Skull Pumpkin Treat Holders

These Sugar Skull Treat Holders from Christy at My Scrapbook Evolution would be adorable as a class treat or Halloween Party favor! And having spied all the gorgeous sugar skull Halloween decorations at Target right now, I’d say these are right on trend!

Vanilla Pumpkin Sugar Scrub

Who doesn’t love a good sugar scrub? They’re great for exfoliating dry winter skin and the coconut oil that’s in this Vanilla Pumpkin Sugar Scrub, from Stacie at Simply Stacie, recipe makes this scrub moisturizing too! This is a great, indulgent way to use that leftover pumpkin puree that’s sitting in your fridge!

Pumpkin Soap

This Pumpkin Soap from Heidi at Happiness Is Homemade takes just 10 minutes to make! It’s a great idea to give as a gift or as just use yourself, to bring a little of the fall into the shower with you.

What’s your favorite way to add a little pumpkin spice to your fall?

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  • Liz @ I Heart Vegetables

    September 28, 2017 at 8:02 AM

    YAY for all things pumpkin! These little energy balls look like the perfect fall snack. I’d love packing a few of these with me on my way to work!

  • Jen | My Healthy Homemade Life

    September 28, 2017 at 8:06 AM

    I love making no bake energy balls for my kids’ lunches. I can’t wait to try this recipe–it’s perfect for fall!

  • Adree

    September 28, 2017 at 9:26 AM

    Yum! These look so good. I love all things pumpkin, so glad fall is here!

  • Meg

    September 28, 2017 at 9:30 AM

    Yum. I have a recipe for a basic energy ball recipe, but this one is great for fall. These kinds of little bites are my kids’ fave snack.

  • April@LoveOurRealLife

    September 28, 2017 at 11:36 AM

    These look delicious! I love pumpkin-anything. I think my daughter will love making these for a healthy snack between weekend sporting activities!

  • Rachael

    September 28, 2017 at 1:27 PM

    Those pumpkin energy balls sound amazing! Any idea how long they keep, and should they be refrigerated?

    1. jennycranford

      September 28, 2017 at 2:23 PM

      Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator, for up to a week (although mine never last that long)

  • Angela Kim

    September 28, 2017 at 2:33 PM

    This looks great! Perfect for fall. Thanks for sharing

  • Leila

    September 28, 2017 at 2:54 PM

    I love everything about this season! Great post! Thanks for sharing!

  • Tracy | Baking Mischief

    September 28, 2017 at 5:31 PM

    These look so good! I love the idea of making seasonal energy balls. Keeps things interesting!

  • 1stopmom

    September 28, 2017 at 5:51 PM

    These energy balls look delicious! I like how easy the recipe is. This is perfect for fall!

  • Amanda at The Light Owl

    September 28, 2017 at 7:01 PM

    I need to make these. Look so yummy!

  • Amanda Elize

    September 28, 2017 at 7:07 PM

    These look so yummy and so energy friendly! They seem like a great bite size snack for little ones too!

  • Julie Hoag

    September 29, 2017 at 8:02 AM

    These all look so delicious! I love pumpkin recipes for fall! You have a great list and I love the energy balls recipe too, I will have to try it. A great snack for kids and adults alike!

  • Kari

    September 29, 2017 at 8:25 AM

    These looks so yummy!!!!!

  • Caitlin Patton

    September 29, 2017 at 9:01 AM

    So much pumpkin in so little time! I love this recipe and it seems that even I can’t mess it up! Also love some of the DIYs featured!

  • Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms

    September 29, 2017 at 9:57 AM

    Yum! These sound delicious and so perfect for Fall! I like anything that gives me a bit more energy for chasing my toddler!

  • Nita

    September 29, 2017 at 10:20 AM

    i really need to make those energy balls! they look so gooddddd

  • courtney

    September 29, 2017 at 12:50 PM

    Ooh those look so yummy and so perfect for fall! I love that they work for my GF vegan diet

  • Marla | Because I Said So Baby

    September 29, 2017 at 5:49 PM

    This is a super easy recipe! Also, loving the pumpkin round-up!

  • Lauren | also known as mama

    September 29, 2017 at 6:17 PM

    These look sooooo good! I think I’m gonna try your recipe but sub sunbutter instead of pb! Thanks for sharing!

  • Ami Gandhi

    September 29, 2017 at 7:48 PM

    Wow, I love the abundance of ideas for pumpkin-flavored treats, and those energy balls look great; I’m going to try them out!

  • Jennifer Driskell

    September 29, 2017 at 7:51 PM

    These look so yummy and perfect for fall! Going to have to try these!

  • Nicole

    September 29, 2017 at 8:06 PM

    Yum, I love this. Can you use canned pumpkin too? Going to pin for later 🙂

    xo, Nicole

  • Gem

    September 30, 2017 at 6:01 AM

    These look incredible, definitely adding this to my list because I love everything pumpkin! Thanks 🙂

  • Mrs. G

    September 30, 2017 at 1:24 PM

    I am looking forward to giving these a try. I am always looking for something different to test on myself and the kiddos. These look like a perfect fall treat!

  • Lisa

    September 30, 2017 at 4:24 PM

    These look like a great pre-run snack! Thanks for sharing this and the great ideas in the round up. 🙂 I’m so excited about fall!

  • Brittany Ferrell

    September 30, 2017 at 6:27 PM

    I need these pumpkin spice energy balls in my life! It is the season for pumpkin everything and I want to try allllll of your pumpkin suggestions! But these energy balls seem like a perfect treat on an afternoon after chasing my toddler all day!

  • Aryn Hinton

    October 1, 2017 at 3:39 PM

    Yuuuum! These sound so good! I am always looking for quick and easy snack/treats

  • Samantha Paul

    February 6, 2018 at 2:40 AM

    hello Jenny…really its soooo good and sounds sooo yummmm! i can’t wait making this spice energy balls and i love your pictures as well. Thanks for sharing and keep shard your new ideas….!

    1. jennycranford

      February 8, 2018 at 11:22 AM

      Thanks Samantha! I hope you enjoy them! 🙂

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