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Overhead shot of pumpkin energy balls stacked on top of each other on a plate. Around the plate is bowl of nut butter, bowl of chocolate chips, measuring spoons, and bowl of pumpkin.
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Protein Pumpkin Energy Balls

No-bake protein pumpkin energy balls - made with dates, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, protein powder, nut butter, & chocolate chips! Ready in 5 minutes for a quick and healthy snack or dessert. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free pumpkin balls, pumpkin energy balls, pumpkin protein balls
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12 balls
Calories 96kcal
Author Kelly



  • Place the dates in a food processor and pulse a few times until broken down into pieces, about 10 seconds. Add cashew butter, pumpkin puree, protein powder, coconut flour, pumpkin pie spice, and salt and blend until smooth and a ball of "dough" forms.
  • Break up the dough and fold in chocolate chips. Using a tablespoon as a scoop, form into equal size balls (makes about 12 - each one is roughly 29 grams). Store in the fridge or freezer and enjoy!


*You want 1/2 cup which is about 50-60 grams depending on the protein used (I used plant-based protein). I prefer a vanilla flavor, but any flavor will work.
**This recipe doesn't have a ton of chocolate chips, so use more if you like. I used Enjoy Life (dairy-free).
Nutrition information is based on using plant-based protein. Nutrition will vary based on the protein used.


Serving: 1ball | Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3.5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.6g | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 811IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1.3mg