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
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp Rodelle pumpkin spice extract
- Pinch of salt
- 1/4 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.
If you can't find Rodelle Pumpkin Spice Extract, you could substitute 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, and 1/4 tsp ground cloves