A delicious and nutritious Halloween snack to make with your kids!
Fall, to me, means pumpkin-spiced everything. I can’t get enough of these pumpkin-spice muffins these yummy pumpkin waffles, and of course, pumpkin-spice lattes. Not only does pumpkin add a delicious flavour and vibrant colour, but it also adds loads of nutritional value, containing lots of potassium, beta-carotene and fibre.
Because I’m all about “quick and easy” these days, I’ve been making lots of no-bake energy/protein bites (or “balls” depending on what you like to call them). My kids love them, they pack and punch when it comes to nutrition and they’re super easy to make. I find that they are the perfect after-school, or on-the-go snack on busy days. Naturally, I had to make a pumpkin-spice version of these, and decided to add chocolate (of course), oats and maple syrup for a bit of sweetness.
I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
CHOCOLATE CHIP PUMPKIN SPICE ENERGY BITES
Makes 24-36 balls
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 cup nut butter of choice
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp cloves
- 1/2 tbsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Add all ingredients to a large bowl, mix well.
- Form 1-inch balls and place on a baking sheet. Cover and freeze for one hour before eating!
- Store in the fridge or freezer.
Here’s a very old video (one of my first!) of me making these: