Pecan Pie Energy Bites - Vegan + Gluten-free
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Vegan
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Serves: 25 bites
 
These Pecan Pie Energy Bites are quick, easy and perfectly delicious. They taste just like the real deal without all the prep work, wait time or mess - an excellent thing, indeed!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups medjool dates, pitted
  • 1½ cups pecans
  • ½ cup rolled oats, gluten free certified
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Place dates in food processor and process on high for about 45 seconds, or until a date ball begins to form.
  2. Add the pecans and process for another 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, scraping down the sides of the processor bowl, if necessary and process for another 1-2 minutes.
  4. Using a small ice cream scoop or 1 Tbsp measuring spoon, roll the mix into balls with your hands. You should end up with 25 balls from this recipe. Alternatively, you could place the mix into a 9 x 9 pan lined with parchment and cut into squares. Rolling these into balls is way less work though!
  5. Enjoy right away or pop into the fridge for 15-20 minutes to firm up.
  6. Store in a sealed bag or air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week.
Notes
While naturally sweetened, my husband found these a tad too sweet (he's not a sweets guy) but found that pairing these with coffee was the perfect solution. If you like yours less sweet, cut the maple syrup in half.

If you want to make these entirely raw, omit the maple syrup.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 ball Calories: 77 Fat: 5g Carbohydrates: 9g Sugar: 6g Sodium: 0mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg
Recipe by Savanna Mehrad at https://savannamehrad.com/pecan-pie-energy-bites-vegan-gluten-free/