Pumpkin snack balls with dark chocolate
Evening lovelies ❤︎ I know what you are thinking, but nope I am not quite done with pumpkin just yet ;) This is however the last of the pumpkin recipes that I have created so far, so I think it will be a while before you see more of them on here – haha you know that I will have to start focusing on Halloween recipes now! And yes I am a little late to the party when it comes to Halloween recipes, but I ordered a lot of things online that I need to make them and they only just arrived this week. I will try to have the first one online tomorrow though, so there is still plenty of time until Halloween!
Anyways, back to the pumpkin snack balls! I made these yummy babies a while back and I actually even shared a little sneak peek in this post, but I didn’t want the blog to completely drown in pumpkin recipes, so I waited a couple of weeks to post it. These snack balls (or dessert balls depending on how strict you are with these kinds of things) are just so delicious and full of flavor, the pumpin puree and spices makes it the perfect fall snack and I love how the dark chocolate adds a little bit of crunch + it complements the pumpkin flavor so nicely. I hope you like the recipe, enjoy! ❤︎
If you are just as pumpkin obsessed as I am at the moment, then make sure to check out my pumpkin pie dessert smoothie, my pumpkin waffle recipe, my pumpkin puree recipe, my spicy pumpkin soup with toasted chickpeas recipe, my pumpkin salad recipe and my homemade pumpkin spice mix recipe as well!
Ingredients – yields 12-14 snack balls:
1 deciliter (equals 0.4 cup) rolled oats
1 deciliter (equals 0.4 cup) almonds or pecans
1 deciliter (equals 0.4 cup) pumpkin puree – find my recipe right here or just use a store-bought one
8 dates, pitted
1 tablespoon pumpkin spice mix – find my recipe right here or just use a store-bought one
A couple squares of dark chocolate, I used about 30 grams and I used one with 70% cacao – optional
Simply add everything except the chocolate to a food processor and pulse until you have a smooth and cohesive dough. Roll the dough into 12-14 little snack balls and place them in the freezer to set while you melt the dark chocolate. Allow them to set for at least 20-30 minutes if you have the time, this way they will get the best texture and the melted chocolate will harden almost immediately. Drizzle the pumpkin snack balls with the melted dark chocolate, let the chocolate set and they are ready to be served, enjoy!