Here’s another way to enjoy the pumpkin spice you’re craving. Let’s get our pumpkin fix from these nutrient-dense No Bake Pumpkin Spice Energy Bars!
I’ve been rather wordy in my posts lately. The funny thing is, I’m kind of quiet in person. I despise small talk and am not the best at chatting it up at parties. Give me a blog, though, and a chance to write about food or health, and I just can’t stop. So I’m going to give you a break today and let the pictures do most of the talking.
I think you can see what these energy bars are all about without me going on and on about how good they are.
If you are like me and adore anything with pumpkin spice, you will love these bars.
I made these into 7 huge bars. This created a big, filling energy bar. As made, they clock in at just over 300 calories. They are great for a quick breakfast, with your lunch, or a bigger snack.
Pumpkin Spice Energy Bars Ingredients
These are made with wholesome ingredients that are nutrient-dense and filling.
- Pitted Dates-Dates provide sweetness for these energy bars and are easily digestible. They are a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamins B, A, and K.
- Walnuts-Rich in antioxidants and a plant-based source of omega 3 fatty acid. They are an anti-inflammatory food if you follow an anti-inflammatory diet.
- Almonds-Another food known to fight inflammation, almonds are rich in vitamin E, which is also great for your immune system.
- Peanuts-These add protein and flavor. If you avoid peanuts on your anti-inflammatory diet, use more walnuts or almonds.
- Maple Syrup-Maple syrup adds more sweetness and also provides manganese and zinc.
- Pumpkin Pureé-This gives you beta-carotene, B vitamins, iron, and potassium.
- Pumpkin Spice Mix-This spice mix is what gives that distinctive flavor you love. The cinnamon also helps keep your blood sugar levels stable and has an anti-inflammatory effect.
If you want a smaller snack size, you can cut each bar into 4 pieces, or roll them into energy balls, and then you have a just-under-100 calories snack. Another option is to use a larger pan to spread the mixture and make thinner bars. Mine were very thick.
I love them as these little bites or balls that are a perfect grab-and-go snack! These are easy to make and are the perfect fall energy bar. Okay I’ll stop talking now. 🙂
How to Make Pumpkin Spice Energy Bars
No Bake Pumpkin Spice Energy Bars
Pumpkin Spice Energy Bars are a nutritious and tasty snack.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 7 large bars or 28 bites 1x
- Category: Snacks
- Cuisine: American
- 8 ounces pitted dates (I used 1 package of Dole dates)
- 3/4 cup walnuts
- 3/4 cup almonds
- 3/4 cup peanuts
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons plain pumpkin puree
- 1 heaping tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until the mixture is well combined, but there are still some chunks of nuts. It should look like this picture.
- In a parchment paper lined bread pan, spread the mixture and press it down firmly with a spatula. Pull the whole mixture out of the pan and cut into bars or bites of your desired size. Enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1 bar
- Calories: 369
- Sugar: 27g
- Sodium: 4.8mg
- Fat: 24g
- Carbohydrates: 36.1g
- Protein: 10g
Keywords: protein bars
This post was first published in 2014. Some text and photos were updated as well as a video added in October 2019.