So, pumpkin spice is awesome, right? I know there are plenty of haters out there, but I am not one of them. However, I will say that while all of these special holiday treats are undeniably delicious, I’ll be one of the first to try to recreate these flavors in treats that can also boast some nutritional value. I want allllllll the wins!!
One of my favorite recipes to create is an energy bar/power bite. I am excited to announce that I will be selling an assortment of my power bites at one of the local holiday markets this Saturday! I’ve been experimenting with various ideas and flavors, trying to come up with a couple new options to offer. One of those will be these Pumpkin Spice Power Bites!
Pumpkin Spice Power Bites have become my son’s favorite new snack. I love that they are sweet enough, but not so sweet that i feel guilty giving them to him. They have a base of oats and cashews, as well as dates, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spices and a touch of maple syrup. They are the perfect snack to fuel your favorite endurance exercise or simply that mid-afternoon energy dip. They would also make for a great holiday shopping snack!
If you live in the area, please come by and say, “Hi!”
Pumpkin Spice Power Bites
Seasonal treat meets healthy snack.
- 2 cups raw cashews
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup medjool dates, pitted
- 3 tbsp pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 2 tbsp 100% maple syrup
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/8 tsp kosher salt
Measure all ingredients into a food processor.
Pulse several times. Then, process until mixture easily holds together when pressed between your fingers. Pause to wipe down sides of the bowl as necessary.
Press mixture into a small-serving silicone treat mold (or roll into 1-1 1/2in. balls).
Place the filled silicone mold (or balls) into the freezer for 30 minutes.
Remove from freezer and package as desired. They will stay fresh for several days in a sealed container in the cupboard. Or, I will often keep them in an airtight container in the freezer and pull them out as needed.