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simple pumpkin pie balls recipe

No Bake Pumpkin Balls

  • Author: Jenna Braddock
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 27 balls 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These No Bake Pumpkin Balls are the perfect way to enjoy pumpkin spice flavor in a healthy and cooler snack bite. They are gluten free, dairy free and vegan but 100% yummy. The texture and flavor resembles that of pumpkin pie. 



1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

3/4 cup canned pumpkin

1 cup old-fashioned oats

1/2 cup pecans (whole or pieces)

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp salt

1 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp cocoa powder (optional)


  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine all ingredients except the cocoa powder. Process until chunky-smooth, about 3-4 minutes. Stop and scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  2. Continue processing until dough is very smooth, another 2-4 minutes. 
  3. Using a cookie scooper or a large spoon, scoop out about 2 tbsp of dough. Roll into a ball with your hands if needed. Place balls on a parchment lined sheet pan. Complete this step for all of the dough.
  4. If desired, dust finished balls with cocoa powder. You can do this by sprinkling it on top with your fingers or using a fine sieve. 
  5. Place balls into an air tight container and store in the fridge for up to one week. 


  • See notes in the above post for substitutions and variations.
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Category: Healthy Snacks

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