If you love peanut butter and pumpkin then you have to try these energy balls, they are delicious and perfect for fall!
Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year, I mean who doesn’t love fall with the crisp air and leaves changing? Well, in Arizona we don’t have either, but I still love the season because it’s the kick off to incredible weather and hiking for me.
One of my favorite parts about fall is fresh pumpkins. I love to puree whole pumpkins and roast the seeds and make delicious pumpkin flavored anything! I also freeze some, so I have delicious fresh pumpkin at my fingertips throughout the year.
I recently went through the last of my frozen pumpkin making random recipes when I had about a cup of it left. Eager to use every drop I quickly searched Pinterest, okay that’s a lie because it’s never quick, it’s a vortex I get sucked into.Let me rephrase, an hour later after lots of unrelated searches, I found peanut butter pumpkin balls which I thought would be the perfect treat for my dogs.
By the way, I have four dogs it’s ridiculous but I love them, and they complete my home.
So my daughter and I made our pups these balls, and to my surprise, she loved them just as much as they did. My husband did not realize they were for the dogs and sent some in her lunch for school and she discreetly ate them since they had peanut butter which is banned from her school. My husband didn’t bother to ask about the ingredients, typical guy!
So the good news about this recipe is if you don’t have dogs you may enjoy them for yourself! I never tried them, but my daughter is a highly picky eater and gobbled these up like it was her job.
With pumpkin season in full effect be prepared for a pumpkin overload on my blog, YAY!
- ½ cup peanut butter, natural organic
- 1 cup pumpkin, organic (not pie filling)
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 3 tbsp. honey
- 2½ cups oats (I used Gluten Free)
- In a bowl, add peanut butter, pumpkin, cinnamon and honey and mix.
- Once mixed well add the oats and continue mixing
- Roll mixture into balls.
- Place balls onto a baking sheet.
- Place the baking sheet in the fridge to let the balls harder a bit.
Please note, these can be kept in the refrigerator in a container for up to 3 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months.