When you need an extra burst of energy, these Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodle Bliss Balls will perk you right up with the flavors of fall.
You guys, I didn’t mean to start this so early, but I’m already annoying you with pumpkin spice things. These Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodle Bliss Balls to be exact.
In my defense, I’ve had a bottle of pumpkin spice extract from Rodelle chilling in my pantry and I’ve been dying to break it out. OMG, it’s soooo good. Like, I sat and sniffed the bottle for a good 4 minutes before I added it to these bliss balls. If you like cooking with warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, you need to pick up a bottle.
I’ve been on a fridge and pantry purge lately, and this recipe came from needing to use up things that were getting ready to go bad or taking up too much room. I’ve had a bag of dates in my fridge for a long time now, and I just noticed that they were getting ready to expire. Anytime I have an excess of dates, I immediately know that I’m going to make energy balls to snack on. I added walnuts, which I still have three random bags of, and canned pumpkin from last year that I stocked up on due the supposed “shortage” that never actually happened around me. I like coating the outside of my date balls in something so they’re not overly sticky, so I thought that a healthy snickerdoodle coating would be the best way to go. I used coconut sugar instead of granulated sugar to keep things Paleo.
I love snacking on these little guys before a workout or when I’m feeling ravenous. AND tbh, this flavor is making me pretty excited for fall. #sorrynotsorry.
Check out my Pineapple Coconut Energy Balls too!
- 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
- ½ cup walnuts
- ⅓ cup pumpkin puree
- ¼ cup hemp seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ tsp Rodelle pumpkin spice extract
- Pinch of salt
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Place the dates into a bowl and cover with water. Let soak for 10 minutes, then drain.
- Place the walnuts into a food processor and pulse until finely ground. Add in the rest of the ingredients, including the soaked dates. Pulse until well combined. Adjust the spices to taste. Place into the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to chill.
- Combine the coconut sugar and cinnamon in a shallow dish. Use your hands to form the dough into small balls and roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Store the finished balls in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
1/4 tsp nutmeg, and ¼ tsp ground cloves
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