Pumpkin Pie Bites

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Dear Diary,

Two days ago, summer officially disappeared.  It’s been crazy, the sun and greenery left overnight, and autumn leaves, cool winds and jacket weather filled the void.  One of the reasons I left California was because I missed beautiful fall weather, but this quick transition into the next season has me second guessing myself a little bit, lol.  But now that October has come, it’s time for me to embrace the season fully, and that means embracing EVERYTHING PUMPKIN.  Pumpkin isn’t just a delicious, seasonal squash– it’s extremely good for you too!  That’s why, I’m happy putting it in everything from sweet to savory… and these Pumpkin Pie Bites are sweet to the max, but are a completely natural and simple snack or dessert treat.

pumpkin pie bites SFG Diary

HERE’S WHAT YOU DO

  • combine the following ingredients together in a food processor until it’s completely mixed and relatively smooth

1/2 cup of pumpkin puree

10 dates

1 tsp of cinnamon

1/4 tsp of ground cloves

1/4 tsp of nutmeg

big pinch of salt

2 tsp of vanilla extract

1/4 cup (or just a big handful) of unsweetened coconut flakes

1/2 cup of pecans

  • roll the mixture into balls and place on a wax paper tray
  • place the ball bites into a refrigerator to cool and harden (at least 20 minutes), and then they’re ready to eat and enjoy!

SFG Diary pumpkin pie balls

When it comes to pumpkin pie spices– you don’t even miss the sugar!  And the coconuts and dates provide the perfect sweetness, while the pecans add that great crunchy texture.  It’s nice to know that I can have my cake and eat it too this fall– this pumpkin pie bite is the guilt-free sweet craving that I’ll be making all season long!

You’re welcome SFG’s!  ;)  Will you be trying this recipe?  Let us know!

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