Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Balls

This recipe has all the bells and whistles!  It’s easy, quick, sweet, and packed with nutrients like Vitamin A, Magnesium, Niacin (Vitamin B3), and Manganese.  Great for a convenient breakfast, snack, or dessert.  I like to replace the chocolate chips with ground flaxseed for additional healthy Omega-3 dietary fat.    

Serves 8-10 

Ingredients 
¼ cup honey
¾ cup steel cut oats
¼ cup canned pumpkin or pumpkin puree
½ cup smooth peanut butter (or nut butter of your choice), warmed
¼ cup mini chocolate chips
3 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp vanilla
Pinch of salt
Optional add-ins 1-2 tsp ground flaxseed, 1 tsp chia seeds

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine pumpkin puree, honey, and warmed peanut butter.

  2. Add in oats, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and salt. Stir well.

  3. Fold in chocolate chips

  4. Using a cookie scoop or your hands, create a ball. Roll the mixture into balls with your hands.

  5. Refrigerate until firm, ~15-30 minutes.

 Source: Roast N' Relish

Nutrition Information (Servings 10; serving size 1 ball)
(with chocolate chips) 151 calories, 4 grams protein, 18 grams carb, 11 grams sugar, 8 grams total fat
(without chocolate chips & with flaxseed) 131 calories, 4 grams protein, 15 grams carb, 8 grams sugar, 7 grams total fat)

 

Lindsey and Scott loved this sweet treat for themselves and their four kiddos!

After school snack for everyone!

RecipesFarrah Wigand