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Pecan Pie Energy Balls (Vegan & Gluten Free)

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  • Author: Lindsay Pleskot
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Balls 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Crush the remaining 1/3 cup pecans and place them on a plate. Roll the balls into the crushed pecans to cover all sides. 
  4. 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