Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites

Having some energizing snacks on hand can be a lifesaver when life gets busy (which is most of the time...especially with babies or kids). I usually have some version of an energy bite snack on hand in my freezer. Right now with it being fall, I happen to have the pumpkin spice version. So tasty! The great thing about these is they just take a few minutes in the food processor. My daughter loves them too, but really there's not much not to love.

Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites

Author: Stephanie || Prep time: 5 mins || Total time: 5 mins || Serves: 12 bites

These tasty little bites are packed with energy with the healthy fats from the walnuts, hemp hearts and coconut. Great to keep on hand in the freezer for busy days, breastfeeding mamas, or healthy treats for your little ones.


  • 1 cup walnuts
  • ½ cup hemp hearts
  • ¾ cup shredded unsweetened organic coconut
  • 1 cup medjool dates
  • ¼ pumpkin puree (can be roasted or canned)
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. cloves
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • or you could substitute the individual spices for 2 1/2 tsp. of pumpkin spice (I like the one from the Light Cellar in Calgary)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt


  1. Place the walnuts and hemp hearts in the food processor and blend on high for about a minute or until it is finely ground.
  2. Next add the dates until they are well incorporated.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients, except for 1/4 cup of the shredded coconut. Set that aside.
  4. The consistency will be fairly gooey, so this part will be a tad messy. But take approximately a heaping tablespoon and form it into a ball by rolling with your hands.
  5. Lightly roll in the remaining coconut to coat the surface of each bite.
  6. Place in a container (I usually place parchment paper in the bottom so they don't stick) and set in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
  7. Keep them stored in the freezer until right before serving for the best consistency.
  8. Enjoy!