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Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

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Serves 16 (1 protein ball each)  Prep Time: 20 min

Ingredients:

1 cup      pitted dates, warm water

1/2 cup   raw pecan halves or pecan pieces

1/3 cup   canned pumpkin puree

1/4 cup   unsweetened coconut flakes, reserve small amount for garnish

1 tsp    pure maple extract or hazelnut (I ordered mine on Amazon and used Maple)

1 tsp     pure maple syrup

2 tsp     pumpkin pie spice

1 pinch   sea salt or Himalayan salt

 

  1.  Place dates in a medium bowl; cover with warm water.  Let soak for 10 minutes.  Drain.  Set aside.
  2.  Place pecans in food processor; pulse until finely ground.
  3.  Add dates, pumpkin, coconut, extract, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, and salt; pulse until well mixed.  Place in medium bowl.  Refrigerate, covered for 30 minutes.
  4.  Roll into tablespoon sized balls; roll in reserved coconut if desired.
  5.  Store, refrigerated, in airtight container.

21 Day Fix Container count per serving:  1/2 yellow, 1/2 tsp

 

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