Pumpkin Cookie Dough Bites packed with a nutty, oat crunch & filled with warm, fall spices. A chocolate treat that’s deceptively healthy! Gluten Free + Low Calorie + Vegan
The worst part about making a recipe is naming it. That, and coming up with the short description blurb you see at the beginning of my recipe posts. I spend more time on those two things than making the actual food. Take this recipe for instance, I renamed it four times before settling on Pumpkin Cookie Dough Bites. I think I need to consider outsourcing this task because it’s gotten out of hand!
Before that it was Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Balls, Pumpkin Pie Protein Bites, Cookie Dough Pumpkin Pie Bites. Finally, Pumpkin Cookie Dough Bites it was because that’s what looked best in the pin. It’s all about what works for Pinterest. Oh yes! And you too, of course! After all, I would definitely not be here without you.
Now hold onto your pumpkin loving pants because these Pumpkin Cookie Dough Bites are going to blow your pumpkin-loving mind. Packed with nutty and oat-y crunch and warm, fall spices, these chocolate laden treats are a deceptively healthy treat. They’re loaded healthy fat, protein and fiber. A scrumptious fall snack guaranteed to keep you full and satisfied.
Truthfully, these Pumpkin Cookie Dough Bites taste just like candy bars. They’re so ridiculously good you may not want to share them with anyone. They definitely be a hit at a Halloween party. That is, if you can keep them around long enough! Good thing they’re low calorie because that means you can devour more, and DEVOUR you will!
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Pumpkin Protein Dough Bites
- Soak dates in a bowl of water 1 hour.
- To a blender or food processor, add rolled oats, almonds, dates, pumpkin puree, protein powder, cinnamon and chocolate chips. Process on high until a dough forms.
- Transfer dough to a bowl and roll into 20 bites.
- Pulse pumpkins seeds a few times in the food processor to chop roughly. Transfer pumpkin seeds to a plate in an evenly layer.
- Roll bites over the pumpkin seeds, pressing them firmly so the seeds stick.
- Refrigerate bites 20 minutes to set.
- Store in the refrigerator for as a quick snack.
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