These no-bake Salted Maple Pecan Pie Energy Balls are made with real, whole ingredients and in less than 10 minutes! (gluten free, paleo, vegan)
Today we’re-create the classic pecan pie with these Salted Maple Pecan Pie Energy Bites.
While these little bites might not be the real deal pecan pie, they are a much healthier alternative that can be a breakfast, snack, or dessert.
These no-bake energy bites are the sweet and salty, the pecans accent the maple syrup perfectly, and the coconut adds a lovely bit of chewiness. Plus, they’re gluten free, Paleo, and vegan! The best part? You only need are 5 simple ingredients that you probably have in your pantry already!
Vegan Maple Pecan Pie Energy Balls Recipe
- Pitted Medjool Dates
- Shredded Coconut
- Maple Syrup
- Sea Salt
To make the balls, all you have to do is blend all of the ingredients in a high-speed food processor and then roll into balls. I highly recommend using a Thermomix (no this is not a sponsored post – I’m just obsessed with my Thermomix!). In 10 seconds flat, these energy balls will be ready to be rolled.
My Thermomix is honestly the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I love it because it combines more than 12 appliances and functions (weighing, mixing, chopping, milling, kneading, blending, steaming, cooking, whisking, precise heating, stirring, and emulsifying) into ONE handy machine. It’s literally “the world’s smallest, smartest kitchen”. Instead of spending money on a bunch of different appliances, I suggest you make an investment and get the best of all in one! It will make your life (and kitchen) much, much better. I promise! If you are interested in learning more about Thermomix, head over here or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ok, so now that you’ve made your raw energy balls, how do you store them?
You can either store your Salted Maple Pecan Pie Energy Balls in the fridge or freezer. They will last in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. What I like to do with my energy bites is place them on a cookie sheet and pop them into the freezer for a couple of hours before placing them in a zipper storage bag. I store the bag in the freezer, so that I always have a healthy snack on hand. They will last in the freezer for up to 3 months, but you will probably eat them way before then!
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Salted Maple Pecan Pie Energy Balls (no bake)
- 1 cup pitted Medjool dates about 13-15
- 1 cup pecans
- ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut plus ⅓ cup for rolling
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp sea salt
- Place all of the dates, pecans, ½ cup shredded coconut, maple syrup, and salt in a food processor. Process for 1-2 minutes until mixture comes together.
- Place extra coconut in a bowl and set aside.
- Roll the mixture into 12 balls. Roll balls in coconut and refrigerate 30 minutes before serving.
- To make in a Thermomix, place all ingredients (except extra coconut) in mixing bowl and blend 10 seconds / speed 7.