Savor the Flavor of the Holidays With These Gingerbread Bites

The following Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Bites post was originally written by Gina Matsoukas of Running to the Kitchen| who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.

I used to make a lot of balls/bites/snacks rolled into circular form . . . whatever you want to call them. My favorite| however| is ballz.

I would pop them throughout the day whenever I was (ironically) too busy cooking| styling| photographing other food to eat| before a workout| after a workout| while making dinner and starving| before bed as dessert| seriously . . . all the time.

And then I just randomly stopped for no particular reason.

But| I missed my balls.

So earlier this Fall I made pumpkin spice chocolate chip bites which seemed to be a big hit (and definitely were in my house as about five batches were made) and now| we’re doing gingerbread chocolate chip bites.

If I thought I loved the pumpkin ones| these are even better.

Gingery| spicy| chocolaty| chewy| and (relatively) healthy!

Honestly| I’d rather eat these than the loads of red and green food-colored| candy-stuffed cookie concoctions I’m seeing everywhere lately.

Real food for the win.

Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Bites

From Running to the Kitchen

Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Bites

Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Bites

Ingredients

1 cup oats1/2 cup pecans4 medjool dates| pitted1 tablespoon flaxseed meal1 tablespoon chia seeds1/4 cup crystallized ginger1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1/4 teaspoon ginger1/8 teaspoon nutmeg1/8 teaspoon clovesPinch of kosher salt2 1/2 tablespoons molasses1/3 cup dark chocolate chips