Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites Recipe + Clean Up


This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

We’ve been having fun having friends and guests over at the house. And, sometimes things get a little messy. We cook, we eat, we craft and we play. Just based on the number of people alone, we should keep cleaning companies and products in business for a long time.

Pumpkin spice energy balls pin

Recently, we had friends over for eating and some food making. I had some pumpkin on hand from another recipe and was really feeling Fall and decided to make some pumpkin spice energy bites. (Scroll down for the recipe!) Yum…and also lots of sticky little hands. But, we had the WaterWipes ready to go!

WaterWipes Party

Since WaterWipes contain only two ingredients, 99.9% pure Irish water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract, they work for all skin cleaning needs…from grown ups to babies. (Let’s be honest. Sometimes it’s the grown ups that need the most cleaning!)

WaterWipes Party

We decide to put them to the test with messy hands and making some Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites. Let’s just say that dates, almond butter and pumpkin can make for some messy hands!

pumpkin spice energy ball ingredients

Not that they were upset about messy hands. Because they saw chocolate! I don’t think they like making things at all!

Pumpkin spice energy ball recipe

Since the WaterWipes are both durable and effective we knew we could use them for the tough messes yet not worry about them because they are a safer, natural option for your little one (or your big ones). So let them get messy in the kitchen and mix things up!

Pumpkin spice protein ball recipe

Did I mention they were messy? Did I mention they loved it? Because they did a great job mixing and making the bites (I love when you tell kid to make them into balls, you get such a variety of shapes and sizes…and they are all perfect!)

Pumpkin spice protein ball recipe

Then it’s time for the clean up! They cleaned and wiped up their messes and I even used them on the floor where they spilled some. The wipes are nice and soft and I don’t worry about them wiping their hands in place of running to several bathrooms and sinks and dropping pumpkin goo all over the place.

waterwipes cleanup

The end result was fabulous. It was like a little bite of chocolatey pumpkin pie with a big boost of energy, with just the right amount of spice!

pumpkin spice protein ball

 Would you let WaterWipes handle these messy hands?

Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites


  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup Medjool dates pitted
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds / pepitas
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 4 T ground flax
  • 1 teaspon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon clove or 1 drop clove essential oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg or 1 drop nutmeg essential oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or 1 drop cinnamon essential oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger or 1 dropginger essential oil
  • unsweeted coconut flakes


  • Cover dates with warm water and allow to soak for 10 minutes to soften. Drain.
  • Pulse dates in food processor.
  • Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl until well combined.
  • Roll into balls.
  • Roll in coconut if desired.
  • Place in fridge.
  • Enjoy.

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  1. Great pick on the essential oils to include! Add extra chocolate to mine and YUM! I need wipes on hand as soon as I’m messy, too. I don’t like staying that way!

  2. Pat Chance says:

    i think the water wipes are a great idea especially when they are being used on hands and faces. There are way too many chemicals we are exposed to every day to have another one wiped onto us.

  3. Dana Rodriguez says:

    How fun! And these look delicious!

  4. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    What a great recipe for energy bites. We have some of the water wipes and LOVE them! They are thick and easy to use. Plus we do not feel bad using them.

  5. Looks yummy! Thank you for the recipe

  6. yummmmm. What a tasty recipe to make this weekend with the kids…. and then eat them all myself!

  7. shelly peterson says:

    They look like they had a great time. I would love to try this recipe out, they look really good.

  8. Look forward to trying out this recipe! On a personal note, the “Water Wipes” are fantastic! I was in the the hospital, and they provided a package of 100 to me. They are awesome! I had taken my essential oils into the hospital along with my diffuser. The nurses loved coming into my room.

    1. How awesome you got Water Wipes in the hospital. I wasn’t that lucky.

      I had planned on bringing my EOs with me to the hospital, but ended up with an accidental home birth and forgot them when I had to take an ambulance to the hospital instead.

      1. Mine was a planned surgery, so made certain I had my bag packed with written instructions for other’s to apply to my feet and back for help with pain management.
        I have been trying to find the Water Wipes, but have been unable to find them. Where did you acquire yours?

        1. How smart of you!

          I’ve found them at Target…it’s a very small space on the top shelf by the baby wipes.

          I’ve heard you can get them at walgreens, too.

  9. Thank You Krystyn! I will be looking at both places. These will come in handy for my Sunday School class.

  10. Julie Wood says:

    The PUMPKIN SPICE ENERGY BITES looks so delicious and fun to make! I think they are very healthy and better than those energy bars sold in the store. Sometimes they taste awful.

  11. Water Wipes says:

    They look like they had a great time. I would love to try this recipe out, they look really good.

  12. Baby Wipes says:

    i think the water wipes are a great idea especially when they are being used on hands and faces. There are way too many chemicals we are exposed to every day to have another one wiped onto us.

  13. This looks like a great recipe. Can’t wait to try it.

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