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Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Bites

These gingerbread chocolate chip bites are a great no-bake, festive and healthy snack that come together in just 10 minutes.

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.

I think the first recipe I ever shared of them were these oat almond date energy bites. But then one day, I just randomly stopped for no particular reason.

But, I missed my balls.

Gingerbread chocolate chip bites

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 5 batches were made) and now, we’re doing gingerbread chocolate chip bites.

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

Chocolate chip gingerbread bites

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

Gingerbread chocolate chip snack bites

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.


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Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Bites

These gingerbread chocolate chip bites are a great no-bake, festive and healthy snack that comes together in just 10 minutes.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings


  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 4 medjool dates pitted
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed meal
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup crystallized ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips


  • Combine the oats, pecans and dates in a food processor and process until finely chopped.
  • Add the crystallized ginger, flax, chia seeds, spices and molasses and pulse until fully combined and mixture can be “pinched together” and hold it’s shape.
  • Transfer mixture to a bowl and fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Rolls the mixture into balls.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1SERVING | Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 15mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

Cuisine American
Course Snacks
Keyword gingerbread chocolate chip balls, gingerbread chocolate chip bites


Gina Matsoukas is the writer, founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.

Recipe Rating


Wednesday 22nd of December 2021

The mixture would not mix in my food processor.

Gina Matsoukas

Thursday 23rd of December 2021

I just made these again last weekend to bring to a friend's house and had no problems blending in my food processor. Do you have a regular sized processor? I'd imagine one of the mini ones might struggle with dates especially if they were harder. Were your dates soft or old and harder? If the latter, you can always soften them by soaking them in warm water for a few minutes. Sorry you had trouble but I cant imagine why you weren't able to process the mixture with a regular powdered food processor.

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Friday 26th of December 2014

Thanks for the recipe. Looking forward to the next.

Heather @ Sugar Dish Me

Tuesday 23rd of December 2014

Crystallized ginger is one of my favorite ingredients everrrrrr. These look awesome! And I can't handle any more food coloring.

Thalia @ butter and brioche

Saturday 20th of December 2014

I am just loving how delicious and healthy these gingerbread and chocolate balls are.. perfect to counterbalance all the unhealthy Christmas treats I'm planning on having this upcoming week!