Pumpkin and protein packed, this cute little snack is just a tasty ball of energy! Pop them when you need a little pick-me-up or an on-the-go snack!
SERVINGS: Makes 15 energy balls.
INGREDIENTS: *recommended brands
1 cup dates, pitted
1 ½ cup rolled oats *Bob’s Red Mill
1 Tablespoon chia seeds *Bob’s Red Mill
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
⅓ cup mini chocolate chips *Enjoy Life
1 tablespoon neat egg (powder, do not add water)
2 tablespoons shelled hemp seeds *Manitoba Harvest
⅛ teaspoon salt
½ cup almond butter *Justin’s
¼ cup canned pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a food processor, pulse the dates until a ball forms.
In the large bowl of a stand mixer, add the dates and all the remaining ingredients. Mix on low speed until ingredients are evenly distributed.
Roll into balls, about 1 ½ tablespoons per ball, about the size of a ping pong ball.
Enjoy them right away or store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.