Easy No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Bites with a Healthy Twist

Pumpkin Pie Balls

It’s hard to please everyone at the holiday table, but these bite-size pie bites put an inventive twist on pumpkin and pecan pie. Plus: there’s an added drizzle for chocolate lovers! It’s hard not to be addicted after the first bite, but a couple morsels are still much healthier than a whole piece(s) of Thanksgiving pie.

Pumpkin Pie BallsPumpkin Pie Bites

Servings: 18 bites


  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1⁄4 cup pecans, raw + 18 pecans, raw
  • 3 Tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 2 Tablespoons peanut butter
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 Tablespoons dark chocolate chips


  1. In a small food processor, process oats and 1⁄4 cup raw pecans until it becomes fine like flour.
  2. Next, add pumpkin puree, peanut butter, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice. Process until the mixture becomes like cookie dough.
  3. Using a tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop dough into little balls.
  4. Next, melt dark chocolate chips. Transfer melted chocolate into a small plastic bag and cut the tip off with a scissors. On each ball, squeeze a dot of chocolate. Place a raw pecan on top and drizzle with additional melted chocolate.
  5. Place pecan pumpkin pie bites into freezer for about 15 minutes. Store in an airtight container or in the refrigerator.


1 ball: 69 calories. 4g fat, 8g carbs

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