Pumpkin Date Balls are a sweet fall treat that you can feel good about eating. Here are three favorite flavor variations to try!
Another post from my good friend Emily (we are friends from college and I just adore her) and it’s a keeper! Long live all things healthy snacks that include pumpkin. ENJOY friends!
I never thought I’d say this, but I LOVE DATES!! They are nature’s candy and packed with amazing fuel for the body. They are loaded with fiber, potassium, and B-vitamins, to name a few. Mix them with something crunchy and chocolatey, or even a bit of pumpkin, and it’s perfection!
I tried this recipe using canned pumpkin, but I love using the crockpot to cook those hard-to-cut squashes and pumpkins! Thank you Melissa for this tip! It has been a game changer for me!
My goal was to satisfy anyone’s taste buds, especially the picky humans in your life! By adding in a few chocolate chips (or M&Ms if you have them!), you take their visual appearance up a notch so the kids will say, “Hold up – these actually look like I want to eat that!” They are especially chewy and delightful right out of the freezer, and fantastic for the punctually challenged folks out there! Anyone? Ok, maybe it’s just me.
Tips and Tricks for Making Pumpkin Date Balls:
- Double the batch. It’s only proper. This recipe makes between 8-10 balls (about 2 inch diameter), but I ate three just while MAKING a batch. It’s totally worth the extra time to have more of these on hand!
- Use whatever nuts you have on hand! I tried each recipe using a different nut, and I found that they all have a similar taste. The almonds were more crunchy, while the pecans were a bit softer. Save yourself some time and use what you have!
- If you prefer your nuts to be more finely ground, I would put them in the food processor first. I liked the bits of larger chunks personally!
Eat as many of these as you want, and feel good about it.