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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

The BEST Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Energy Bites | These healthy no bake snacks are easy to prepare and packed with all the flavors of pumpkin pie! All the delicious tastes of fall are present: pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and molasses. This clean eating food is perfect for a skinny dessert, post workout pick-me-up, breakfast side, or a fun snack for families who love autumn flavors. You will love the addition of oatmeal and honey in this sweet recipe too! Find more recipes like this at groundedandsurrounded.com
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: All American
Servings: 24 bites

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pitted and dried dates
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp molasses
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 2 Tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1.5 cups old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 cup almonds (see notes)
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries (optional)

Instructions

  • In food processor, add dates, honey, molasses, vanilla, and pumpkin puree. Process on low until ingredients are well blended.
  • Add in remaining ingredients and pulse until the mixture forms into a ball. You can swap out the chocolate chips for the dried cranberries or add both for an extra dose of sweetness!
  • Roll into small balls (think size of a large grape) and store in the fridge for a couple weeks or freezer for months.

Notes

*Sliced almonds work best, but I frequently use whole almonds. If using whole almonds, pulse them before you start the recipe to break them up a bit. Then remove from food processor and set aside to continue with Step 1. By doing this you won't have large chunks of almond in the finished product.
Recipe adapted from Robin at Knead to Cook.