Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Pumpkin Pie Power Bites

Need a healthy snack idea? 
Need a snack idea for the kids that they will love? 
This recipe was shared by one of my friends/challengers and it looks so darn good, I had to try it myself.  Happy to say it is mom and kid tested and approved with flying colors.  Makes me feel so good when my kids come back asking for more!!  These tasty bites are also easy to make and easy to take on the road with you too!! (my kind of snack!!)

Pumpkin Pie Power Bites

1 cup pitted dates (about 8 large)
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
3 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup natural peanut butter (or any other nut butter)
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup ground oats (processed in food processor or in a coffee grinder)
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks

1. Place dates in the bowl of food processor and process until dates form a sticky ball.
2. Add pumpkin puree, honey, peanut butter, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, and sea salt. Process again until smooth, stopping to scrape the sides as needed.
3. When well combined transfer mixture to a large bowl and add both ground oats and rolled oats, ground flax seed, and chocolate. Stir until everything is combined. 
4. Cover a baking sheet with wax paper and roll mixture into balls and place on wax paper.
5. Cover and chill balls in fridge for at least 30 minutes

Last but not least Enjoy!!

Makes 22 bites
Serving size 1 bite
Power bites will keep for a week in the fridge or up to 3 months in freezer if stored in an airtight container or food storage bag. 

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