Friday, September 19, 2014
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bites (no added sugar)
These are a fun little snack and they are loaded with protein. No added sugar without sacrificing the flavor. My goal is to cut down on the sugar in recipes whenever possible without sacrificing the flavor. They are great to make ahead and have in the fridge when you are wanting a healthy snack.
1 C dates soaked for at least and hour
2 T coconut oil
1/2 C canned pumpkin
1/2 C old fashioned oatmeal
1/2 C chopped nuts (I used cashews)
4 T chia *optional great source of protein
1/2 C dark chocolate chips
Directions makes 12
1.Blend in blender, dates, and oil together until smooth.
2. Next add in the pumpkin and blend until smooth.
3. Then add the oatmeal, nuts, chia and chips and blend until all combined and the chips are broken down. It will require pulsing and stopping and stirring during this whole process.
4. Put the mixture in a bowl in the fridge for 20 min. for easier handling.
5. Form into balls and put back in the fridge in airtight container. Enjoy