No-bake pumpkin energy bites make a perfect pick-me-up snack for your afternoon.
I made a video you guys! Seriously, I never thought I would make a video about cooking but I did!
I've actually been thinking about making videos for a while now but just never had the gusto to do it. I made this video a few weeks ago and was still skeptical if I should post it. Fortunately, a bunch of you that took the reader survey (thank you!!) told me that you wanted to see more cooking videos… so here ya go!
Let me know what you think about it by leaving a comment here or on my YouTube Channel. I would love some feedback for future videos.
Anyway! It's almost the weekend and as promised… I've decided to run a little giveaway for you.
As you may know, Beachbody finally released a new cookbook based on the 21 Day Fix and the container system. Since the 21 Day Fix was one of their best selling programs it made sense to create a cookbook to go with it. Personally, I would love for them to make more cookbooks and I hope that this one is the first of many. Anyway…
When I went to Coach Summit this past July, I grabbed a bunch of extra cookbooks to give away as gifts to my coaches, customers, and now you! I have three extra cookbooks to giveaway so I've decided that I will make 3 different recipes from the cookbook, as sort of a preview of what is in there, and with each recipe adaptation there will be a giveaway with the book. Sweet, right?
All you have to do to enter is follow the instructions given in the Giveaway Box below the recipe. (Giveaway is now closed)
Now onto these pumpkin energy bites. I've made a few ball recipes before and I have to say that so far, this one is my absolute favorite. It could also be that it is fall and I am, like everyone else, craving all things savory and pumpkin-ey.
And don't forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the recipe!
Pumpkin Energy Bites
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1/2 cup raw pecans
- 1/3 cup pumpkin purée
- 1/4 cup coconut flakes
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Place dates into a medium bowl and cover with about 1 cup of warm water. Let soak for 10-15 minutes. Drain.
- While dates are soaking, add pecan halves to food processor and pulse until finely ground.
- Add drained dates, pumpkin, coconut, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla; pulse until mixed well scraping down the sides occasionally.
- Scoop out mixture into medium-sized bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Remove from refrigerator and roll into tablespoon-sized balls and coat in extra coconut.
- Serve immediately or store in airtight container in refrigerator.
Recipe adapted from the FIXATE cookbook