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Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

November 29, 2016
4 Ratings
Photo by Lindsay Jang
Author Notes

These little energy balls are the perfect mid afternoon pick me up. They satisfy that need for something sweet without the energy crash of other sugary sweets. —Lindsay Pleskot

  • Makes 20 pieces
Ingredients
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree, canned
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips or shaved dark chocolate
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dates, chopped
  • 1 pinch salt
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Place all ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl. Use a fork to mix until well combined and a thick paste is formed. * Note: these have a softer texture than some other energy balls, I prefer them like this but if you’d like a firmer texture, add an additional 1/4 c. of oats to a food processor and blend until a chunky flour like consistency forms. Add this to the mixture and combine well.
  2. Roll into 20 evenly sized balls and place them in an airtight container or onto a plate and cover with saran wrap when finished.
  3. Place in the fridge for 2 hours to set. Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge to enjoy throughout the week!

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2 Reviews

Author Comment
Lindsay P. January 16, 2017
Happy you enjoyed them Sarah! I like the addition of the hemp hearts :)
 
Sarah D. January 14, 2017
These are delicious. They turned out just the way the recipe intended. I added a few extra oats and some hemp hearts to make a little heartier. My batch made way more than 20 balls I would say and I'm still eating them.