Cherry Pecan Energy Bites

Cherry Pecan Energy Bites

Submitted by: American Pecans

With just a few simple ingredients, whip up these cherry pecan energy bites in under 10 minutes for a nutritious, power-packed snack! Chock full of super foods including pecans, cherries and oats – they’re deliciously packed with nutrients.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup toasted pecan halves or pieces
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 4 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder, plus more for coating
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method

  1. Add all of the ingredients to the bowl of a food processor.
  2. Pulse until the ingredients begin to bind and form a loose dough-like ball.
  3. Roll into 1-inch balls. Roll the balls in cacao powder (optional) and transfer to an airtight container. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Makes 10 to 12 energy bites.

Notes:

  1. To make this recipe gluten-free, substitute 1/4 cup of certified gluten-free old-fashioned oats.
  2. The energy balls will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Nutrition facts

Calories

16

Fat

8g

Sat Fat

1

Carbs

21g

Fiber

2g

Protein

3g

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