Thursday, February 6, 2014

Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites




These are easy to make and filled with healthy ingredients and they are perfect for a quick snack.  They have a nice pumpkin pie flavor and they are filled with fiber and vitamin A.  These can keep up to a week in the refrigerator. 

 


Here is what is needed to make these: oats, dates, pumpkin puree, peanut butter, honey, pumpkin pie spice, mini chocolate chips, flax seed meal. (and not pictured vanilla extract and salt.)



Process the dates in a food processor until they become very soft and sticky and form into a ball.


Add the pumpkin puree, honey, peanut butter, pumpkin pie ,salt, and vanilla and process until smooth.


Transfer to a large bowl and combine oats, ground flax seed meal and mini chocolate chips.  Mix until well combined.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.  Roll into small balls and place on waxed paper.  Keep refrigerated.
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Ingredients:

1 cup pitted dates
 2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
3 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons ground flax seed meal
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions:
Place dates in the bowl of a food processor and process until dates form a sticky ball.  Add the pumpkin puree, honey, peanut butter, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract and salt.  Process until smooth.  When well combined transfer to a large bowl and add rolled oats, ground flax seed meal and chocolate chips.  Stir until combined well.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.  Roll mixture into small balls and place waxed paper. Cover and keep refrigerated.

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