National Pecan Day: No-Bake Pecan Pie Bites

Tomorrow is National Pecan Day and we couldn't think of any better way to celebrate than with a healthy, protein-packed pecan recipe! We love incorporating pecans into our recipes because they're packed with essential vitamins and minerals (19 to be exact), like fiber and calcium. Pecans are also high in healthy fats, which keep you feeling full and satisfied throughout the day. Is there anything this nut can't do?!

So we thought we’d honor this delicious nut by putting a healthy spin on a classic comfort food: pecan pie. These sweet little things come together quickly, ACTUALLY taste like pecan pie, and are vegan, raw, and gluten free!

Ingredients

    • 1 ½ cup raw pecans
    • ½ cup raw almonds
    • 10 medjool dates
    • 2 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • Dash of sea salt
    • Pecan halves to top!

Directions

  • Boil 2 cups of water. Put dates in a bowl and soak them with hot water for 30 minutes. Soaking the dates will help them to break down more evenly in the blender. This step isn't mandatory, but we like the texture the soaked dates bring!
  • Process pecans and almonds until fine and add to bowl. Add remaining ingredients to bowl. 
  • Grab a small handful of the mixture and roll into ball. Top each ball with pecan half and chill in the fridge for an hour. 
  • Store in fridge for up to 2 weeks