Powerhouse Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bites!

In today’s fast-paced world, finding a snack that’s both nutritious and delicious can be a challenge. That’s where our Powerhouse Peanut Pumpkin Bites come in. These energy balls are not just a treat to your taste buds but also a boost to your health. Packed with wholesome ingredients like oats, Brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds (pepitas), natural peanut butter, honey, figs, and dates, they’re perfect for anyone looking for a healthy snack option. Here’s why they’re beneficial, how to make them, some optional coatings for extra flair, and who can enjoy them.

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Oats: A fantastic source of fiber, particularly beta-glucan, which is known for its power to lower cholesterol and promote heart health. Oats are also packed with antioxidants and can aid in controlling blood sugar levels.

Brazil Nuts: Rich in selenium, a powerful antioxidant that plays a critical role in DNA synthesis and protection from oxidative damage and infections. They’re also a good source of healthy fats and magnesium.

Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas): These little seeds are packed with nutrients, including magnesium, which is crucial for various bodily processes, including muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation. They’re also high in antioxidants and provide a hearty dose of fiber.

Natural Peanut Butter: Full of protein and healthy fats, peanut butter can keep you feeling full for longer. It’s also rich in vitamins and minerals, including biotin, copper, niacin, and vitamin E.

Honey: While it adds a touch of sweetness, honey is also known for its antioxidant properties. It’s a healthier alternative to refined sugar and can contribute to heart health.

Figs and Dates: Both are high in fiber and natural sugars, providing a quick energy boost. They also contain various vitamins and minerals, contributing to bone health and aiding in digestion.

  1. Prepare the Figs and Dates: Boil water and soak the figs and dates to soften them. This makes it easier to blend them into a smooth paste.
  2. Blend Dry Ingredients: Take the oats, Brazil nuts, and pumpkin seeds and blend them into a flour-like consistency. This will be the base of your bites.
  3. Melt and Combine: Gently melt the peanut butter and honey together. This will act as the binding agent for your bites. Once melted, combine it with the blended dry ingredients and the fig and date mixture.
  4. Form the Bites: Once all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, take small portions and roll them into balls. If the mixture is too sticky, wet your hands slightly to make the rolling process easier.
  5. Optional Coatings: For an extra touch of sweetness and elegance, drizzle the balls with melted dark or white chocolate. Let them set before serving.

While these bites are delicious on their own, you can coat them with melted dark or white chocolate for an added layer of flavor. Alternatively, rolling them in crushed nuts, seeds, or even coconut flakes can add an interesting texture and boost their nutritional value.

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Adults: Perfect for a quick breakfast on-the-go, a midday energy boost, or a post-workout snack. These bites offer a balance of protein, healthy fats, and fiber to keep you satisfied and energized.

Toddlers: A great snack for little ones, especially since they’re naturally sweetened and easy to eat. However, always ensure the bites are an appropriate size to avoid choking hazards and check for any potential allergies.

Whether you’re an adult looking for a nutritious snack option or seeking healthy, kid-friendly treats, these Powerhouse Peanut Pumpkin Bites are versatile and packed with benefits. Try making them at home and enjoy a delicious snack that’s good for you too!

We love these types of no bake balls because they are healthy, easy to make, taste delicious, fuel our body and don’t require any baking. If you are a fan of energy balls too, then try out these other similar recipes!

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Powerhouse Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bites!

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Snacks American
By Nadia Zanini Serves: 24
Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes

These easy to make powerhouse balls are full of nutritious goodness that everyone in your house will love, and make you all feel energized and amazing!


  • 1 cup Oats
  • 1/4 cup Brazil Nuts
  • 1/4 cup Pepitas (raw pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/3 cup Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 3 Dried Figs
  • 5 Dates
  • 1/2 cup vegan dark chocolate, white chocolate chips or coconut shredded



Pour boiling water over the figs and dates, covering them completely. Set aside


Place oats, brazil nuts and pepitas in a blender and blend until a nice powder if formed.


In a saucepan, or microwave, melt honey and peanut butter slightly to soften them and combine


Add your figs and dates to the blender with the flour mixture, and blend until it is all well combined


Pour into bowl, add the softened peanut butter mixture, and using your hands, combine all the ingredients really well until a soft dough is made


Make roughly 24 balls from this mixture and set aside


Melt the dark chocolate (or white) gently in the microwave and drizzle over balls


Set in the refrigerator


Store in the fridge for two weeks, or in the freezer for three months


  • 76 Calories
  • 8.9g Carbohydrates
  • 3.9g Fat
  • 1.1g Fiber
  • 1.8g Protein
  • 0.4g Saturated fat
  • 0.7mg Sodium
  • 4.2g Sugar
  • 1.3g Unsaturated fat


The nutritional information provided is an estimate only, using an online nutritional calculator, and can vary depending on the products used. It does not substitute for professional nutritional advice. It is essential to consult your healthcare provider or physician before implementing any suggestions or ideas mentioned in the blog.

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