Want the delicious taste of Pecan Pie without having to turn on your oven? Try these healthy 3-ingredient plus spices Pecan Pie Energy Balls that are ready in minutes and perfect for healthy snacking on the run.
For a while now Lee and I have been wanting to collaborate on a project between The Healthy Maven and Fit Foodie Finds. This certainly isn’t our first time collaborating (let’s not discuss the last time we posted on SHEuncovered and The Blogger Project..whoops) and our monthly round-ups along with our favorite blogging ladies are always a good time but never have we had some one-on-one FFF-THM fun.
We’ve been brainstorming a lot over the past few weeks and then finally it hit us over our daily skype convo (while eating balls I might add) that bombarding you guys with an explosive amount of balls was clearly what we were born to partner on.
The rest is history…
It’s no secret that Lee and I love balls. I can remember when I was a closet FFF reader and Lee would blog about her escapades with her friend Carly making balls. Or that time she held a ball making session at her old job? In addition to being a ball aficionado, I am a certifiable stalker.
As for me, well I love balls so much that I took a job working for an energy ball company. I’m happy to report that Kewaza is still going strong…even in my absence LOL.
So setting out to create 12 ball recipes in one week is basically like a walk in the park for us.
I am beyond excited to share all of Energy Ball Week’s recipes with you as well as promote Lee’s insane-looking recipes too. It kind of kills me to only be able to post one recipe a day but I have enough balls to help me deal with the emotional eating that will likely ensue.
When trying to decide which recipe to kick off the week with I turned to Lee. Her Cherry Pie Energy Balls were on the docket so I figured I would pair them with my very own pie ball recipe.
These Pecan Pie Energy Balls are ridiculously easy, delicious and really do give you that boost of energy that you’re looking for when you reach for your balls (omg this post has made me LOL at least 6 times…). I know this for a fact since I brought these babies to Yosemite and they literally saved my life along our 15 mile hike!
The key to this recipe is to toast the pecans. While you can certainly keep them raw, the toasting is what truly makes them taste like pecan pie. Minus all the other crap that typically comes with it.
I hope you’ll stick around as Lee and I bring you 12 Healthy Energy Ball Recipes this week! It’s like Christmas but for balls. K I’m done.
Serves: 16 balls
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place pecans on a baking sheet and toast for 6-8 minutes, watching to ensure they don't burn.
- Add dates to a food processor and process until broken up into bits.
- Add in pecans and spices and process until well combined (about 3 minutes).
- Mixture is done when dough easily sticks together.
- Roll into 16 balls.
- Place in freezer for 15 minutes before storing in refrigerator.
Be sure to check out Fit Foodie Finds for her first recipe of #EnergyBallWeek! Lee whipped up Cherry Pie Energy Balls that require just 5 whole ingredients and taste just like cherry pie.
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