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pumpkin peanut butter balls on a serving plate with chocolate chips surrounded by seasonal props

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Balls

These pumpkin oatmeal energy balls are a healthy, no bake treat with wholesome ingredients.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Refrigeration (optional) 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 20 balls
Calories 96kcal


  • Food processor (optional)



  • Add the oats to a food processor. Pulse to grind the oats into smaller pieces. I didn't grind them into a very fine flour and instead stopped while they were mostly ground but there were still some chunks left.
  • Add the peanut butter, pumpkin puree, honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt to the food processor. Pulse the mixture until it's blended into a sticky batter and everything is well-incorporated.
  • Transfer the batter to a mixing bowl. If for some reason it's not sticky, add ½ tablespoon of water at a time until it has a sticky consistency. Fold in the mini chocolate chips, and stir to incorporate.
  • Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to scoop out some batter. Roll it into a ball and place the ball on a plate. Repeat with the remaining batter until you have about 20 balls.
  • Refrigerate the balls for about a half hour until firm and chilled. You can also just eat them right away, but I like them cold. Enjoy!
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  • Store the balls in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 to 7 days.
  • You can also freeze the balls. Place them in a plastic or Stasher bag side by side, and lay the bag flat in the freezer to prevent the balls from sticking to each other. If you can't lay a bag flat, you can freeze the balls on a baking sheet for 1 to 2 hours until frozen solid before transferring them to a container.
  • If you don't have a food processor, skip the step of grinding the oats and just mix everything together in a bowl.


Serving: 1ball | Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 959IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg