Recipe makes: 24-32 balls. (Depending on size)
3 cups dry, uncooked oatmeal (I used gluten-free thick cut oats)
1 cup all-natural Pumpkin Puree
1 cup all-natural Peanut butter, or Almond butter
2/3 cup pure maple syrup or raw honey
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
4-6 Tbsp ground flax seeds (if ‘dough’ seems too wet, then I add more ground flax, if it’s too dry, add less…start with a smaller quantity)
1 cup small chopped walnuts, chopped almonds, chopped peanuts, coconut flakes, or any combination of mix-ins that equal 1 cup total.
1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips. You could use dark chocolate/cacao pieces, or just skip them altogether.
Combine all ingredients together in a medium bowl until very thoroughly mixed.
Roll into balls of about 1″ in diameter (mine were a bit larger). Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Energy Balls Prep http://cleanfoodcrush.com/pumpkin-energy-balls/
Place on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper & freeze one hour.
Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.