Simple Pecan No-Bake Energy Bites

Simple Pecan No-Bake Energy Bites

Submitted by: Mary Ellen Phipps, MPH, RDN, LD

If you’re looking for the perfect quick and easy snack, these Simple Pecan No-Bake Energy Bites are a great option with only 4 ingredients and no added sugar!

 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups pecan pieces
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt

Method

  1. Add the pecan pieces to the bowl of a large food processor. Process on high (with an S-blade) for about 15 seconds until they form a fine powder. Make sure not to over-process the pecans and release the oils too much.
  2. Add the remaining 3 ingredients to the bowl of the food processor and process for about one minute until it forms a dough.
  3. Carefully remove the blade from the food processor, and divide the dough into 12 balls. (Alternatively, press the dough into the bottom of a parchment-lined loaf pan and cut into pieces at a later step.)
  4. Let the bites chill in the refrigerator or freezer for about an hour before enjoying. The bites can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition facts

Calories

130

Fat

10g

Sat Fat

1g

Sodium

13mg

Carbs

11g

Fiber

2g

Protein

2g

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