Pumpkin Energy Bites


Servings: 
30-35 bites

Ingredients: 

½ cup canned pumpkin
½ cup peanut butter (or other nut/sunflower butter)
¼ cup honey (or maple or pancake syrup)
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon)
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
3 cups quick oats
½ cup raisins (or dried cranberries), optional
1 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened, optional




Directions: 
  1. In a large bowl, add pumpkin, peanut butter, honey, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla. Stir well until smooth.
  2. Add oats and raisins. Stir until combined. (Note: raisins may be left out if you have young children as dried fruit is a choking hazard.)
  3. Wash your hands. Use a tablespoon to scoop mixture into your hand, one tablespoon at a time.
  4. Shape into a one-inch ball and place on a baking sheet.

Storage: store energy bites in the refrigerator, in a plastic container or plastic bag for up to one week. Energy bites can also be store in the freezer for up to two months.
Optional: For added texture, roll energy bites in coconut using these instructions:

1. In a small bowl, add 1 cup shredded coconut.
2. Drop each ball into the bowl of shredded coconut and roll the ball around until it is lightly covered.
 
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Recipe courtesy of Maryland WIC Cookbook