By October 2, 2018 No Comments

How to Make Gluten Free and Vegan Pumpkin Cake Balls

When you are trying to eat healthy, Halloween can be a difficult time. If you have trouble finding tasty treats to enjoy for Halloween, that fit within your dietary needs, then these are for you!

pumpkin-ball-ingredients Ingredients:

1/2 cup pumpkin

1/2 cup almond butter

1 1/2 cup of chocolate corn puffs

1/4 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

2 tsp maple syrup

1 tsp honey

pinch of Himalayan sea salt

3/4 cup chocolate chips

1 1/2 tbs coconut oil


  1. Mix almond butter, pumpkin, chocolate corn puffs, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, maple syrup, honey, and Himalayan sea salt in a bowl.
  2. Let the mixture chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. This will make it easier to roll the cake balls.
  3. Roll mixture into balls and place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Let harden in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  4. Add chocolate chips and coconut oil to a bowl and microwave until it becomes liquid (start at 30 seconds, stir and keep going until liquid).
  5. Dip the cake balls in chocolate sauce and top with sprinkles.
  6. Let cool in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes, or until the chocolate has hardened.
  7. Enjoy!

More About the Ingredients:

Chocolate Chips: My chocolate chips of choice are the Enjoy Life semi-sweet chocolate mini chips. To see my review click here.

Almond Butter: My almond butter of choice is the Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter. For this specific recipe, I used the Justin’s Original Almond Butter and just added some vanilla extract. To see my review click here.

Coconut Oil: I like the extra virgin, cold pressed variety.  Here’s a link to my favorite brand.

Honey: I like local honey because some experts believe it offers health benefits.  Do some research for yourself and see if you agree.

Corn Puffs Cereal: The cereal I used for this recipe are the Nature’s Path Choco Chimps.

Maple Syrup: I use pure maple syrup, in order to avoid unwanted chemical additives.

Himalayan Sea Salt: Learn more about the benefits of Himalayan Sea Salt from Dr. Axe.

Vanilla Extract: I use pure vanilla extract, as opposed to some of the cheaper options labeled “vanilla flavor” for a more pure taste and ingredients.

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