Friday, August 26, 2016

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

Earlier this week, I tried to make Pumpkin  Pie Refrigerator Oats. The recipe is here:

Unfortunately this recipe was a flop. I did not care for the taste or texture. It left me with leftover pumpkin purée. 

Pumpkin Pie Refrigerator Oats 

With the leftover pumpkin, I considered making these dog treats:

Then I got distracted by this recipe for Breakfast Cookies... because, c'mon... who doesn't like the idea of cookies for breakfast: 

I decided to make this recipe for no bake energy bites because it would result in me using the pumpkin and I loved the idea of not having to bake these treats. 

Here is the recipe link:
  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Energy Bites
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  • 3 cups dry, uncooked oatmeal 
  • 1 cup all-natural Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 cup all-natural Peanut butter, or Almond butter (I used peanut butter)
  • 2/3 cup pure maple syrup or raw honey ( I used maile syrup)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4-6 Tbsp ground flax seeds :  if ‘dough’ seems too wet, then I add more ground flax, if it’s too dry, add less…start with a smaller quantity. (I used only 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 cup small chopped walnuts, chopped almonds, chopped peanuts, coconut flakes, or any combination of mix-ins that equal 1 cup total (I used walnuts, pecans, almonds, and unsweetened coconut)
  • 1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet chocolate chips)
  1. Combine all ingredients together in a medium bowl until very thoroughly mixed.
  2. Roll into balls of about 1″ in diameter (I made about 50 small balls with my cookie scoop). 
  3. Place on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper & freeze one hour.
  4. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

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