Cherry Pecan Energy Bites

This recipe for Cherry Pecan Energy Bites is shared by the American Pecan Council. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip these little powerhouses up in under 10 minutes for a nutritious, power-packed snack!

Cherry Pecan Energy Bites

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

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Serves

12 people

This recipe for Cherry Pecan Energy Bites is shared by the American Pecan Council. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip these little powerhouses up 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

Preparation

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

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