These 5-ingredient no bake pecan pie energy balls come together in 15 minutes and are naturally sweetened with dates and packed with fiber, protein and nourishing plant-based fats. Prep ahead & freezer-friendly!
- 1 + 1/2 cup pecans
- 1 cup softe pitted dates
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- Pinch of salt
- Add 1 cup pecans, dates, cinnamon, vanilla and salt to a food processor and blend into a paste, stopping throughout to scrape down the sides as needed.
- Once a smooth paste has formed, use a tablespoon to scoop out the mixture and roll it in your hands to form evenly sized balls.
- Crush the remaining 1/3 cup pecans and place them on a plate. Roll the balls into the crushed pecans to cover all sides.
- Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge up to 1 week, or the freezer up to 3 months.
Dates: If your dates aren’t soft, soak them in boiling water ahead of time for ~15 minutes, or until they soften. Drain the water before adding them to the food processor.
Pecan Swaps: cashews or walnutes
Spices: in addition to cinnamon, nutmeg and/or ginger could also work!
Fridge Storage: Store in an airtight container in the fridge up to 1 week.
Freezer Storage: Store in an airtight container in the freezer up to 3 months.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Category: Snack
- Method: Blended
- Cuisine: North American
Keywords: healthy snacks, kid-friendly, gluten free snacks, vegan snacks, Freezer-friendly snacks, meal prep snacks