Pumpkin Energy Bites:

I made these on a whim and I'm pretty sure they will be a staple in our house this fall. They are so delicious and an easy on the go snack. These are a great substitute from cookies or brownies or muffins and are guilt free! 

  • 1 packed cup chopped pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup 365 Pumpkin Pie Mix its next to the pumpkin. *if you only have pumpkin puree see notes below
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds (I used ground chia seeds you could use hemp as well)
  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats. 
  • ½ cup chopped raw pecans
  • ½ cup raw pepitas (you can chop them if you like)
  • 1/3 cup chopped dark chocolate or cacao nibs.

If your using regular pumpkin puree you have to add the spices 

  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground all spice
  • Pinch of salt

How to make these amazing bites!

  1. Place dates, pumpkin, honey and chia seeds in food processor. Pulse until the ingredients become a thick paste. *This is where you would add all the spices if you are using normal pumpkin. 
  2. Transfer the pumpkin paste to a mixing bowl and fold in the oats, pecans, pepitas and dark chocolate.
  3.  Form the mixture into whatever size balls you want. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. If your hands are sticking to the mixture to much get your hands a little wet or refrigerate the mixture for 15 minutes and you won't have an issue. 
  4. Try not to eat them all and share, because they are addicting. 

I would recommend doubling this batch because the go fast but also because you will have a can of open pumpkin pie in your fridge that will need to be used.

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