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.
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