One of my all-time favorite snacks to make is one of my homemade Lara Bar recipes. Whether it’s the Coconut Cream Pie version or the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip kind, I love them. They’re easy, can be eaten on the go, and are full of healthy fats and no refined sugar. Winning!
With pumpkin season upon us, I was itching to make a pumpkin pie version of my favorite snack. These Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls are exactly what I had in mind.
They are made with super simple ingredients including pecans, dates, coconut, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin spices. They pretty much taste like pumpkin pie in one healthy little ball.
I wasn’t sure if Lars would like these Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls, given Marc’s lack of enthusiasm for pumpkin treats. To my delight – he loved them! I’m pretty sure he had four of them in one sitting for a snack one day. That’s more than I would eat! That’s okay, though – with clean ingredients, I’m fine with him eating all of the Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls that he wants.
The two of us gobbled these up, as a post work-out snack, a post-nap snack, and even as a quick breakfast a couple of days!