Pumpkin energy balls

Here is the next Halloween recipe I promised you after the delicious pumpkin chocolate rice crispy treats. As you can tell, we take Halloween very seriously. Our fridge is stocked with healthy treats for the big day, and our costume has been in production for the last month. I can't yet share what it will be, because we need to make sure it actually works :-). But here is our costume from last year. Baby Zand's favorite song at the time was "The wheels on the Bus".

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Makes 20 balls:

  • 2 Tbsp flaxseeds

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats

  • 1/2 cups peanut or almond butter

  • 1/3 cup pureed pumpkin

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or raw honey

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger

  • pinch each of ground nutmeg, cloves, and allspice

  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

  1. Place the flaxseeds in the food processor and grind to a powder.

  2. Add all ingredients except chocolate chips, and process into a sticky dough.

  3. Add chocolate chips and mix well.

  4. One teaspoon at a time, take dough and roll it into balls.

  5. They will keep well in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Happy Halloween!

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