energy snack

neat egg Pumpkin Energy Balls

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

 

DIRECTIONS:

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 …