Raw Pumpkin Spice Treats

Happy Happy Halloween Sweets!

I have a sweet treat to share with you all today!  I rolled these babies up last night to share with my brothers and boys at work today.  I wanted everyone to have a little something sweet, but wasn’t about to supply this place with crappy, sugary candy.  We have work to do, can’t have any sugar high crashes.  Plus, these treats are packed with lots of good-for-you stuff, hello pumpkin, chia seed, flax-seed, almonds.  They are vegan, refined sugar-free, and gluten-free (if made with GF oats).  Oh, and toss in the oats, could possibly be a sweet breakfast, right?!

So roll some of these up today, or whenever ;-)  They are super yummy and easy.  And it’s always nice to have some healthy treats around (since we all indulge a little, which isn’t wrong) during these Holiday times.

You will need:

  • 3/4 cup pitted dates, about 8
  • 1/2 cup raw or slightly roasted almonds, unsalted
  • 1 tbsp agave
  • 1 tbsp flax-seed
  • 1 tbsp chia seed
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 cup GF rolled oats
  • 1/4-1/2 cup oat flour.  Start with 1/4 and add more if needed

In a food processor, pulse the dates until very well chopped.  Add the almonds and pulse a few more times.  Toss in the rest of the ingredients and pulse a few times.  Do not over pulse!  Just a few will do.  Remove and place in medium bowl.  Hand mix until combined.  Refrigerate for about a half hour, it’s easier to roll after refrigeration.  Remove and roll into little balls and enjoy a couple.  Keep refrigerated if not eaten!

What are your favorite Halloween treats?

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