Pumpkin pie bug balls

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Serves: 12
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes

To celebrate Halloween this year, re-create the delicious pumpkin spice flavour in the form of these delicious bliss balls! Turn them into spooky spiders using pretzel legs and pumpkin seed eyes - great at home activity for the kids to get them in the halloween spirit!


Kent/japanese/jarrahdale pumpkin, pureed and cooled*

225 g 7.9 oz

Chopped pecans

150 g 5.3 oz

Coconut, dessicated

80 g 2.8 oz

2 tbs pure maple syrup

53 g 1.9 oz

1 tbs pumpkin spice mix**

10 g 0.35 oz

2 tbs pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

23 g 0.8 oz

Extra pumpkin seeds and pretzels for decorating


  1. Process pecans in a food processer until finely chopped – put half aside on a plate. 

  2. Add pumpkin puree, shredded coconut, maple syrup, pumpkin spice and pepitas to the remaining pecan mixture and process in food processer until well combined 

  3. Roll mixture into balls (approx. 2 tablespoons per ball) and roll in left over pecan mix to coat 

  4. Place onto a lined tray in the fridge for 1 hour – can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week 

  5. Add broken up pretzels as spider legs and pumpkin seeds as eyes for a spooky halloween twist


*To puree your pumpkin, seed, peel and chop 225g Kent pumpkin and steam. Once soft, puree in food processer until smooth. 

**If you don't have access to pumpkin spice mix, simply blend an even mix (~0.5tsp each) of cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg and ground cloves. 

Recipe adapted from taste.com.au

Nutrition Information (per serve)
Energy 679 Kj / 162 cal
Protein 2.40g
Carbohydrates 5.10g
Sugar 4.50g
Total Fat 14.40g
Saturated Fat 4.30g
Fibre 2.60g
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