Bars and No-Bake Bites
Energy bars are popular right now, and they’re a convenient way to pack nutrition into your diet when you’re on the go. Choose from a variety of energy bar brands and flavors to meet your specific needs whether you’re using as a source of fuel prior to or during exercise or using as a source of protein to feed your muscles after a workout.
Pumpkin Energy Bites Recipe
- 8 oz (about 1- packed cup or 10-12 Large) pitted and chopped Medjool Dates
- 1/4 Cup honey
- 1/4 Cup Pumpkin Puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
- 1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds or Flax Seeds
- 2 Teaspoons Pumpkin Spice
- 1 Cup old-fashion oats (dry, not cooked, you may use gluten-free variety)
♥ You can replace the Pumpkin Spice with one teaspoon Ground Cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger, 1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg, 1/8 teaspoon cloves♥
Combine the chopped dates, honey, pumpkin puree, chia or flax seeds, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove, OR pumpkin spice, and salt. In the video, we opted for a rustic version but you may combine ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth and combined for a smoother texture.
Transfer the mixture to a large bowl, and stir in the oats, until evenly combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Once the mixture is cooled and easier to work with, roll into your desired size of energy balls.
Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe (optional):
2 Ounce- Cream Cheese
1/4 teaspoon- Vanilla
3-4 drops- Sweet Drops Vanilla Creme Sweetener
2 1/2 teaspoons -Coconut Secret Raw Coconut Crystals (brown sugar replacement)
Pecan bits to garnish
Mix cream cheese vanilla, vanilla creme sweetener, and raw coconut crystals to taste. Top with pecan! Yum!
Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Here’s to finding your style,™ – Kim
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