Salted Caramel Pumpkin Spice Bites (AIP/Paleo)

These salted caramel pumpkin spice bites are no-bake, paleo, and completely AIP compliant! They also make a well balanced snack as they include both healthy fat and collagen protein!

It’s that time of year again, when everyone goes crazy over pumpkin! You didn’t think I’d let fall go by without getting in on the pumpkin craze, did you?

I’m a huge fan of autumn. Crisp cool air, colourful leaves, a warm tea and a pumpkin treat in hand, what’s not to love?

If you’ve been following me for awhile you know I’m also a huge fan of treat recipes that are simultaneously healing like these Salted Caramel Pumpkin Spice Bites!

Why I Love This Recipe

Easy to make

Throw ingredients in a blender, blend and roll into balls. No baking required!

Well balanced snack

Includes healthy fat from the coconut oil, protein from the collagen, and resistant starch from the tigernut flour. All ingredients that will prevent blood sugar spikes!

Coconut fibre free

Coconut is a great substitute but it can also cause digestive upset in some sensitive folks. I know for myself I can only handle so much coconut fiber. So I’m loving that the only coconut product this recipe contains is coconut oil, which is usually well tolerated even in those who don’t tolerate the fiber.

Great for kids

These pumpkin spice bites are great as school snacks since they are completely nut free. Note: my kids preferred them without the flaked sea salt.

On the go snack

Make ahead, store in fridge and grab when you need a quick snack!

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Spice Bites (AIP/Paleo)

Yield: 12 servings

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Spice Bites (AIP/Paleo)

Prep Time:
5 minutes
Additional Time:
5 minutes
Total Time:
10 minutes

These salted caramel pumpkin spice bites are no-bake, paleo, and completely AIP compliant! They also make a well balanced snack as they include both healthy fat and collagen protein!


    1. Place all ingredients in blender or food processor. I used the vitamix.
    2. Process until texture is sandy.
    3. Scoop by the tablespoon and form into balls. *If its too sticky to handle, pace in fridge for 20-30 minutes.
    4. Place balls on a parchment lined dish.
    5. Place flaked sea salt on top of balls.
    6. Refrigerate until firm. Approx 45-60 minutes.
    7. Enjoy!


Store in refrigerator in glass container.


  1. These look awesome! I love the flavor mace gives.

    • Thanks Gretchen! While developing the recipe, I first left the mace out, but it was just missing something. I heart the flavour as well 🙂

  2. Can I use something else besides tiger it flour?

    • I’ve only made the recipe with tigernut flour. However, I’m thinking coconut flour or banana flour may be a good substitute. You may have to adjust the amount slightly or add a bit more oil. Let me know how it turns out if you try!

      • I am wondering about cassava flour but I don’t have much experience with it. I am looking up AIP recipes like crazy because my huband is going to do it for a while to see what might be giving him so many gut issues.

        • hmm I wouldn’t use cassava flour in this recipe since I don’t think it would be good to eat raw. Good luck to your hubby on the transition to AIP. He’s so lucky to have a supportive partner 🙂

  3. I think I will try some ground nuts as a substitute for the tigernut flour.

  4. I am allergic to coconut. Do you think I can replace that with anything?

  5. Approximately how many collagen balls does this recipe yield?

  6. If I use great lakes collagen, would it be the red casn or green Can? There are 2 varieties.

  7. Would Cassava Flour be an O.K. substitute for the Tiger Flour? Thanks!

    • Hi Carrie,

      I have only tried tigernut flour in this recipe. I don’t think cassava would be a great substitute though. I would try coconut flour or banana flour instead.

  8. Should dates be soaked in hot water, I never use them so just want to make sure

  9. these were DISGUSTING. They had a STRONG strong strong gelatin flavor, i used great laKES RED CAN… THEY r super dry and i just cant get over the gelatin flavor.. What a disappointment.

  10. Not a big fan of pumpkin spice – alternatives to use? Do you need the pumpkin for a particular reason?

    • You can omit the pumpkin, if you find it too dry, I would add a bit more coconut oil. As for changing the spices, totally up to you 🙂

  11. Can I substitude the medjool sates with something else?

    • I have only tried this recipe with Dates… perhaps prunes, raisins, or dried apricots? Let me know if you give it a try!

  12. Thanks, this is wonderful!!! Here are my substitutions of what I already had at home: roasted butternut squash, coconut flour, deglet noor dates, a little honey, some raw cocoa powder and vanilla — amazing flavor!
    Unfortunately, my Ninja seems to have croaked in the middle of mixing this (( I finished with a simple hand-held mixer.

  13. Sooooo delicious! Thank you for this recipe Rebecca! Your website and recipes are a boon as I navigate life with autoimmune conditions (including LS). I haven’t commented til now, and it’s well past time that I let you know how much I appreciate what you’re doing.

  14. Any thoughts about how these would freeze? I am not sure if the pumpkin would go weird after freezing.

    • I haven’t tried it but I think they would freeze fine. I would allow to defrost in the fridge or at room temp.

  15. Jo Hammond

    Thanks so much for this recipe. These went down a treat. I think mine were a bit oily but now I have a feel for the mixture I will definitely try again.

  16. Hi Rebecca! I absolutely love this treat! I have them as part of my autoimmune protocal to add fat into my day.
    I’m curious, would you happen to have a nutritional break down for this yummy goodness? I try to keep track of my macros and that info would be super helpful.

    • Hi Maddie,

      I plugged the recipe into the Carb Manager app, and it says each bite contains 9g Net carbs (12g total carbs), 10g fat, 4g protein. Hope this helps!

  17. These are delicious! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  18. These were so good!!! They taste like little pumpkin pies, and I absolutely love them!

  19. Have been doing AIP for about three weeks now and I can’t tell you enough how much better I feel and I LOVE your recipes! I was craving something sweet tonight and happened to have all the ingredients! These are AMAZING!!!! I topped mine with a tiny bit of unsweetened shredded coconut in addition to the flaky sea salt and they are just delicious! I was afraid that the “sugar/sweetness” would trigger food cravings (struggle with that a tiny bit) but I think the addition of the collagen and coconut oil offset any desire to binge because they are so satiating. Thanks again and I can’t wait to explore more of your recipes. I’ve dabbled with paleo for a long time but never felt all that great. AIP has been a life changer and I’m excited to start slowly reintroducing to see what works and what doesn’t.

    • Woohoo! So happy these were the perfect snack for you! I haven’t made them in awhile but I love your idea of the shredded coconut topping, I just may have to give it a go 🙂 Also YAY for feeling better with AIP, that’s amazing!

  20. Christine

    I can’t wait to try these and your other recipes too! My AIP journey has just started, glad I found you!

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