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{Healthy} Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Balls

  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 20 balls 1x


  • 1/2 cup pepitas (green pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup packed pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup chocolate or vanilla protein powder of choice
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 to 6 tablespoons coconut flour (see note)
  • Optional suggested coatings:
  • chopped pepitas
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • finely chopped unsweetened shredded coconut


  1. In a food processor, process the pepitas until finely chopped. Add the pumpkin and dates. Process until mixture is a smooth, thick puree.
  2. Add the protein powder and cocoa powder to the food processor; process, using ON/OFF pulses, until mixture is blended.
  3. Add the coconut flour, a few tablespoons at a time, until mixture comes together into a cohesive dough (the amount of coconut will vary according the type of protein powder used). If mixture becomes too dry, add a bit more pumpkin puree.
  4. Roll the mixture into 20 balls. Roll balls in optional coatings, if desired, or leave uncoated.

  • Category: Snack, Energy Balls


  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 45
  • Sugar: 2.2 g
  • Sodium: 39 mg
  • Fat: 1.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.3 g
  • Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 3.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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