Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Peanut Butter Bites

Need to satisfy your sweet tooth for some pumpkin-y goodness this season?

I got you covered!

Healthy Peanut Butter Bites
Healthy Peanut Butter Bites

Let me repeat: dark chocolate... pumpkin... peanut butter!

How can you go wrong with these flavors? You can't! PLUS, these are easy to make, easy to transport, and, they're made up of mostly healthy (ish) ingredients! Your welcome. :)

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bites
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bites
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bites
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bites
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bites
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bites

This recipe was made possible because of this Jif Whipped Peanut Butter & Pumpkin Pie Spice spread I stumbled on at Target the other day! I went in to buy almond butter, but it was like $6 and the pumpkin spread was on sale for $3! Hmm, pumpkin? YES, PLEASE.

Jif Whips
Jif Whips

I scooped up a container and my 100th bag of dark chocolate chips... I buy dark chocolate chips ALL THE TIME with the intention of making this recipe and you know what happens? I eat them by the fistful first! Well, I *finally* resisted long enough to make this recipe and I'm so glad I did; these things are good! Here it is!

Ingredients:

1/3 cup of honey 1/3 cup of Jif Whipped Peanut Butter & Pumpkin Pie Spice 1 cup of dry rolled oats 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips 1 tbsp on chia seeds

I would have added flaxseed if I had some...

Also, I think raisins would be AMAZING added to this recipe!

Pumpkin-Pie-Peanut-Butter-Bites-Pinterest
Pumpkin-Pie-Peanut-Butter-Bites-Pinterest

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, cover and refrigerate for about an hour.

The mixture should be dough-y and sticky now. Using your hands to pull out a tablespoon at a time, and roll into little balls! (I've totally just eaten the mixture from the bowl... feel free to do that, too!)

Store these snacks in the refrigerator and, try not to eat them all at once! :)

What else should I make with this awesome pumpkin peanut butter? 

When Fall hits, do you crave all things pumpkin? 

Also, PS: In hindsight, I would have made these more bite size...

PPS: I owe this recipe to my friend Stephanie who made a version of it (with almond butter and raisins) for our trip to Austin last year...

PPPS: ACTUALLY, this recipe is modeled after these energy balls from Gimme Some Oven. Go check out all the variations!