Pumpkin Bites and Did You Know?

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Pumpkin Bites

Ingredients

  • 2 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup almond butter or peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 8 pinches of salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions

Pulse all ingredients (except chocolate chips) in a food processor until well-mixed. Add chocolate chips and pulse a few more times until they are in small pieces. Scoop mixture and roll into balls. Freeze until solid and store in the freezer or refrigerate.

Did You Know?

  • Over 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkin are produced each year in the United States?
  • The top pumpkin-producing states are Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and California?
  • Each pumpkin has about 500 seeds?
  • The world’s heaviest pumpkin weighed over 2,600 pounds?
  • Pumpkin is very nutritious and low in calories?
  • Big pumpkins are best for carving; small pumpkins are best for cooking?
    For a delish and healthy pumpkin treat, try Pumpkin Bites and remember to support your local pumpkin patch.
  • In Yancey County, stop by Davis Farm to pick out that perfect pumpkin! Booooooo!

Written By

Sue Estridge, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSue EstridgeArea Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Sue E-mail Sue N.C. Cooperative Extension, Madison County Center
Updated on Sep 22, 2020
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