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Pumpkin Spice Quinoa Snack Balls

Pumpkin Spice Quinoa Snack Balls

These Pumpkin Spice Quinoa Snack balls are easy to make and are the perfect healthy snack!

  • Author: Happy Healthy Mama
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 20 1x
  • Category: snack

Ingredients

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  • 3/4 cup dry quinoa, rinsed well
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, and white pepper)
  • 1/4 cup whole almonds, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Bring the quinoa and water to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until the liquid is absorbed, about 12 minutes.
  3. Allow the cooked quinoa to cool, and then put it in a large bowl.
  4. Add the pumpkin, almond butter, honey, and pumpkin pie spice to the cooked quinoa and combine well.
  5. Stir in the almonds, pepitas, and chocolate chips.
  6. Roll the mixture into balls (about 1 1/2 inches) and place them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  7. Place the baking sheet in the freezer and allow the balls to firm up for 30 minutes.
  8. Store the balls in the refrigerator.
  9. Enjoy! *Note: “cook time” is actually “chill time” in this recipe.

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