• Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cooking Time: 5 mins
  • Serves: 16

Pecan Pie Energy Bites

  • Recipe Submitted by on

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted and slightly cooled
  • 2 and 1/4 cups pecan halves, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup brown rice syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon molasses (original - not blackstrap)
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 3 tablespoons mini chocolate chips (add more if you'd like, but I found this was plenty for us!)


To toast the coconut:
Preheat oven to 325°(F). Sprinkle the shredded coconut onto a baking sheet and use your hands to move it into a thin layer. Bake in preheated oven for 5-7 minutes, or until lightly golden.
Stir the coconut once or twice to help ensure even color. Set aside to cool.
To make the pecan butter:
Place the pecans in the bowl of a food processor (or very powerful blender) and pulse for 10-15 minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides with a spatula. The mixture is going to be quite grainy at first, but it will eventually blend into a very creamy mix. Just keep stirring and pulsing! It took me exactly 13 minutes, so it may take you more or less time depending on your appliance.
To make the Pecan Pie Energy Bites:
In a large mixing bowl combine 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons of the pecan butter, brown rice syrup, vanilla extract, and molasses; whisk smooth. Add remaining ingredients and stir until evenly coated. Using you hands, gently shape the dough into 1-inch balls. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

 Share this Recipe

Recipes by Course

Recipes by Main Ingredient

Recipes by Cuisine

Recipes by Preparation

Recipes by Occasion

Recipes by Dietary

Sign Up and Create a Cookbook Today!

Please Sign in to your Account or Sign up if you are new user.

Who loves our Healthy Recipes?