Thursday, October 17, 2013

Pumpkin Power Balls

I am a firm believer that pumpkin is meant to be enjoyed in many more ways than just "pumpkin pie" - don't get me wrong, you can't go wrong with that, but there are numerous ways to enjoy this fall treat! 
Every fall I make a batch of pumpkin cookies, and I love making pumpkin smoothies, and putting pumpkin in my oatmeal. This year though, I decided to try to be daring with pumpkin. 
I figured I would try to make some "raw power balls" like the ones I always see on pinterest. Usually those recipes have protein powder or something else I can't eat. But with pumpkin as the star here I figured I might be able to whip up a winner!
 And winner winner pumpkin dinner (snack?) - these turned out amazing. It took everything in my power to not eat them all while I made them! Small, healthy, easy to make, and easier to enjoy. I can see these being a fall and winter post-workout stable!
* you can use any nut butter, I just had sunbutter in my fridge!
** I used my tablespoon size cookie scoop and then pressed them into balls

Pumpkined out yet? No? Good! I am sharing this recipe as part of the October Recipe Round-up! Check out these other amazing pumpkin recipes by clicking the links below!

I'm sharing this as part of our October's Recipe Round-Up. Want more Pumpkin Recipes???

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Pumpkin Pie Martini from One Martini at a Time
Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip from In the Moment With
Pumpkin Power Balls from Random-osity
French Onion Soup in a Baked Pumpkin from Joyful Healthy Eats
Harry Potter Inspired Drinks from Little by Little
Pumpkin Apple Butter from Mostly-Homemade Mom
Roasted Pumpkin Soup from Nap-Time Creations
Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Icing from More Than Simple Living
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18 thoughts on the matter:

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

Yum! I love anything pumpkin. These look really good!

Pride In Photos Beauty said... {Reply}

The more and more I read about pumpkin, I have to agree with you. We should try and put it into as many food items we can think of. Love this idea.

Snap said... {Reply}

these look so good and so easy. i'm not fond of pumpkin pie, but i would like the power balls!

Gina Kleinworth said... {Reply}

Oh my- my kids will love them Tamar!!! Thanks so much for joining in. I love having you with me.

Unknown said... {Reply}

I cannot wait to try this awesome recipe creation!

Kim Stevens said... {Reply}

You are always coming up with good stuff here. Now I need to go get another cup of coffee here to check out the rest!

Catherine said... {Reply}

These pumpkin balls look so delicious! I'm afraid I'd pop one too many in a single sitting :)

renae said... {Reply}

Yum! Another recipe I can make and eat and enjoy!

Just as fyi: When I hold down the Alt key and type 0169 it gives me the copyright symbol of the c in a circle = © Not all keys boards are alike but that is what I googled and learned.

Kim Cunningham said... {Reply}

Yummy! I think I would enjoy those. Would be a nice alternative to a regular granola bar! Thank you for sharing.

Karen said... {Reply}

I have been on a pumpkin eating frenzy this year! My fav is mixing it in with my oatmeal, BUT these look like they may give my oatmeal a run for its money. Pumpkin AND chocolate chips!! Yum!

Jessica said... {Reply}

Thanks for sharing! I'll have to try this recipe for the next batch of snacks I make for my husband to take to work.

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

These look really good! A couple of questions: (1) When you chill them, do you cover them? (2) Do you think I could substitute maple syrup with honey?

tinajo said... {Reply}

Looks like a real treat! :-)

Unknown said... {Reply}

Wow! Definitely pinning these power bites. Love how the are one perfect bite, can't wait to try them. Great recipe Tamar!

Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

Unknown said... {Reply}

They look so yummy!! Definitely on my list to make.

Our photos said... {Reply}

These look really good!

Emily Thompson said... {Reply}

yum! Those look great and easy! Ive pinned to my pumpkin board. Great work on the recipe for this month. All the ideas were so great. I just love pumpkin!! I would love for you to come check out my soup if you haven't already :o) EMily@nap-timecreations

Serendipityissweet said... {Reply}

Yum-O! Great idea!!