These Healthy Pecan Pie Bites are the perfect treat to add to your holiday celebrations! The toasted pecans take these yummy bites to the next level!
Prep Time 15minutes
Total Time 15minutes
Author Simply Jillicious
1/2cupmedjool datespacked and pitted
heaping 1/4 cup dark chocolate chipsoptional
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Add the dates to a food processor and process until they form one large ball.
Add in the cooled, toasted pecans (see notes) and pulse until it forms a "dough".
Add in the maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt.
Pulse until well combined.
Using a cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto the lined baking sheet.
Roll the dough in between your hands to form a ball.
Chill in the freezer for at least an hour.
Melt the chocolate chips over a double boiler.
Roll the frozen balls in the melted chocolate until well coated.
Place the chocolate covered balls on the baking sheet and return for the freezer for at least an hour. Enjoy these treats straight from the freezer!
To toast the pecans, start by preheating the oven to 350℉ and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread out the raw pecans in a single layer on the baking sheet. Place them in the oven for about 5-8 minutes. You want them to darken slightly in color, and be aromatic. Be careful not to burn them! I recommend checking them at the 5 minute mark, and then every minute after that.You'll need a food processor for this recipe.