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