No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Bliss Balls Recipe

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These Pumpkin Pie Bliss Balls taste like fall in every little bite. This easy treat is made with a few simple ingredients and a great way to get in a energy boost. This no bake treat is a great snack for people who love fall flavors but only want to eat the good stuff!
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Pile of pumpkin pie bliss balls on a plate.

Calling all pumpkin spice groupies!

If you love all things pumpkin, have I got a treat for you! These Pumpkin Pie Bliss Balls are like a pumpkin spice latte in bliss ball form. Made with old-fashioned oats, protein powder, pumpkin puree, peanut butter, a touch of honey and topped with a healthy chocolate drizzle, this recipe is delicious any time of year, not just red cup season. 

Why you’ll love this recipe ..

  • They taste just like mini chocolate-coated pumpkin pie!
  • No baking is required!
  • Made with healthy fats and all-natural, simple ingredients and no refined sugar.
  • These pumpkin protein balls have only 135 calories and 6 grams of protein each.
  • Perfect snack to curb your sweet tooth.

What are bliss balls?

Bliss balls are sometimes also called energy balls or energy bites. They’re typically made with wholesome ingredients full of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. These pumpkin pie balls check off all those boxes.

With a combination of healthy ingredients like oats, pumpkin puree, peanut butter, and coconut oil topped off with my favorite vanilla protein powder you’ll have the perfect little balls of energy in no time.

Pile of pumpkin pie bliss balls on a plate with a halved bliss ball in front.

Pumpkin spice trick

You guys, homemade pumpkin pie spice is a thing. To make your own: combine cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Incredibly easy and you can add it to coffee, oatmeal, or pumpkin cookies. My favorite recipe for homemade pumpkin spice is Sally’s Baking Addiction Pumpkin Pie Spice. Of course, if you prefer, store-bought is always there for those who don’t have these spices on hand. 

Dairy and gluten-free info.

Gluten-free. These bliss balls are gluten-free as long as you ensure your chocolate chips, oats and protein powder are gluten-free.

This recipe is dairy-free if you use dairy-free chocolate chips and protein powder. Enjoy Life makes dairy-free chocolate chips that taste great. Note, that sometimes dairy-free chocolate melts differently. Keep that in mind when making with an alternative chocolate chip.

Ingredients:

These are the main ingredients for pumpkin spice bliss balls. See the recipe card below for the full ingredients list and instructions.

Bliss ball ingredients including pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and sea salt.

Variations and Substitutions

  • My favorite protein powder is PEScience Gourmet Vanilla. You can omit and replace it with an extra 1/4 cup of oats. If using a different protein powder and the texture is not dry/thick enough add either more protein powder or additional oats to the desired consistency so the balls hold together.
  • Use your favorite natural PB or substitute with any preferred nut butter or PB2.
  • Substitute honey with pure maple syrup. To lower calories, use lite maple syrup.
  • Add dried fruits, mini chocolate chips, different nuts, etc into your pumpkin pie bliss balls.
  • Swap the chocolate coating with milk chocolate, white, dark, or butterscotch.

How to make bliss balls (a visual step-by-step guide):

Step 1: Pulse oats to flour and add protein powder

In a food processor, pulse the oats until they become a coarse flour-like texture. Combine with the protein powder in a mixing bowl.

Food processor full of processed oats and protein powder.

Step 2: Add main ingredients

Next, add the pumpkin puree, peanut butter, honey, pumpkin pie spice, and a pinch of salt to the bowl and mix until well combined.

Mixing bowl of orange ingredients.

Step 3: Add optional ingredients

Add to the oat and protein mixture and combine until the dry powder is fully incorporated with the wet and it creates a sticky dough. If you’re adding any optional mix-ins like chopped nuts, dried cranberries, or mini chocolate chips, fold them into the dough.

Processed oats and pumpkin ingredients in a mixing bowl.

Step 4: Roll into balls

Using a cookie scoop or spoon, scoop equal portions of the mixture and roll them into 10 bite-sized balls, approximately 32 grams each. If the mixture is too sticky, you can wet your hands slightly to make rolling easier. You want to roll them into tight balls to stick everything together.

Place the bliss balls on a plate or baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Balls of pumpkin pie mixture on a wire rack with parchment paper.

Step 5: Refrigerate

Refrigerate the bliss balls for at least 30 minutes to allow them to firm up prior to adding the chocolate coating. You can also freeze them for 10-15 minutes to speed up the process.

Step 6: Melt chocolate and coat bliss balls

Add the chocolate chips and coconut oil to a microwave-safe dish and microwave in 30-second intervals until the chocolate has completely melted.

Spoon in a bowl of chocolate chips.

Add each ball separately to the chocolate sauce, coat it evenly with the sauce and place it back on the baking sheet. Repeat with all 10 bliss balls. Sprinkle the tops with flakey sea salt and return the bliss balls to the fridge or freezer to harder and set.

Pumpkin pie bliss balls being dipped in chocolate.

Enjoy!

Finally, once chilled, the bliss balls are ready to enjoy! Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Pile of pumpkin pie bliss balls on a plate, one of which is missing a bite.

If you like this recipe be sure to check out some of our other easy recipes!

If you make this recipe, please leave a rating and/or comment! Tag me on Instagram @ohsnapmacros, I love hearing from you!

Pile of pumpkin pie bliss balls on a plate.

Pumpkin Pie Bliss Balls

Danielle Lima
These Pumpkin Pie Bliss Balls taste like fall in every little bite. This easy treat is made with a few simple ingredients and a great way to get in a energy boost. This no bake treat is a great snack for people who love fall flavors but only want to eat the good stuff!
4.89 from 17 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings
Calories 135 kcal

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Ingredients
  

Bliss Balls

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats 80g
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (PEScience) 31g
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 122g
  • 4 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter 60g
  • 1/4 cup honey 48g
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (or mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves)

Chocolate Coating

  • 1/2 cup Lily's dark chocolate chips 80g
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil 14g
  • flakey sea salt

Optional Mix-Ins

  • chopped nuts
  • dried cranberries
  • mini chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • In the bowl of a food processor or high speed blender, pulse the oats until they become a coarse flour-like texture. Combine with the protein powder in a large bowl. 
  • Add the pumpkin puree, peanut butter, honey, pumpkin pie spice, and a pinch of salt to the bowl and mix until well combined. Add to the oat and protein mixture and combine until the dry powder is fully incorporated with the wet and it creates a sticky dough. 
  • If you're adding any optional mix-ins like chopped nuts, dried cranberries, or mini chocolate chips, fold them into the dough.
  • Using a cookie dough scoop or spoon, scoop equal portions of the mixture and roll them into 10 bite-sized balls, approximately 32 grams each. If the mixture is too sticky, you can wet your hands slightly to make rolling easier. You want to roll them into tight balls to stick everything together.
  • Place the bliss balls on a plate or baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Refrigerate the bliss balls for at least 30 minutes to allow them to firm up prior to adding the chocolate coating. You can also freeze them for 10-15 minutes to speed up the process. 
  • Add the chocolate chips and coconut oil to a microwave safe dish and microwave in 30 second intervals until the chocolate has completely melted. Add each ball separately to the chocolate sauce, coat it evenly with the sauce and place it back on the baking sheet. Repeat with all 10 bliss balls. Sprinkle the tops with flakey sea salt and return the bliss balls to the fridge or freezer to harder and set. 
  • Once chilled, the bliss balls are ready to enjoy! Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Notes

  • Nutritional info is always an estimate and will vary with substitutions.
  • Highly recommend using pulsed old fashioned oats as the recipe calls for. Using an alternative flour will result in a drier bliss ball.
  • The remaining chocolate sauce used to coat the bliss balls has been taken into account in the nutritional information.
  • Swap the peanut butter for preferred nut butter. Make into a creamy peanut butter texture mixed with water prior to adding to the balls. 
  • If using a different protein powder and the texture is not dry / thick enough add either more protein powder or additional oats. This recipe has only been tested with the mentioned whey protein. 
  • “ohsnapmacros Pumpkin Pie Bliss Balls” in MyFitnessPal and MacrosFirst

Nutrition

Serving: 1ballCalories: 135kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 6gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 48mgPotassium: 59mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5g
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Photos: Marie-Catherine Dubé

12 Comments

    1. You’ll need to up your oats as the protein powder not only adds protein but adds texture to hold it together.

    1. I’d do about 31 g ~ 1/4 cup similar to a scoop of protein powder. There’s details in the blog post 🙂

  1. Have you tried it with something other than oat? I can’t do oats, but wonder how something like coconut or almond flour would effect the mix.

  2. 5 stars
    The minute I saw these posted, I had to make them! They did not disappoint! But all of Danielle’s recipes are amazing❤️❤️❤️

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