Gluten Free Pumpkin Energy Bites

Pumpkin Energy Bites - these little energy bites are perfect snacks for before or after the gym, or when a sweets craving hits. They are no-bake, gluten-free, vegan-&-paleo-friendly and taste deliciously like autumn.

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Pumpkin Energy Bites
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16
Author LeelaLicious


  • 1 cup dates pitted
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1.5 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup cashew nuts
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • coconut desiccated; optional


  1. Soak the dates in water for 10 minutes to soften. Drain and add to a food processor.
  2. Add pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, + salt and process until smooth.
  3. Add cashew nuts and chia seeds and pulse a few times. The nuts should be coarsely chopped.
  4. Refrigerate mixture for 30 minutes before forming into 16 bites. Optionally, roll each energy bite in desiccated coconut.
  5. Store in the fridge or freezer.