Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Energy Bites
Author: The Casual Craftlete for The Crafting Chicks
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Energy Bites is an easy no bake recipe that is made with healthier ingredients and is gluten free. Great for snacks, breakfast or when you need a boost of energy.
  • 1 cup pitted Medjool dates
  • ½ cup pecans
  • ⅓ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • pinch of salt
  • ⅓ cup mini chocolate chips
  1. Place the pitted dates into a bowl and cover with water. Let soak for 10 minutes, then drain.
  2. Place the pecans into a food processor and pulse until finely ground. Add in the rest of the ingredients, including the soaked dates, except the chocolate chips . Pulse until combined. Continue to scrape the bowl until all ingredients are well combined.
  3. Fold in the mini chocolate chips until combined. Place the mixture into the refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill.
  4. Use your hands or melon baller to form the mixture into small 1 inch balls. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
Recipe by The Crafting Chicks at https://thecraftingchicks.com/pumpkin-chocolate-chip-energy-bites/