Pecan Pie Bites

One bite will take you back to your favorite Thanksgiving pecan pie. Super simple and a sure way to quench your craving for something sweet.

Yield: Makes 12 balls 

Difficulty level: very easy


  • 1 ½ cups pecans
  • 1 cup medjool dates (about 12), pitted and chopped (fresh is best)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt, optional

For rolling, optional:

  • chopped pecans
  • shredded coconut
  • sunflower seeds
  • crushed graham crackers
  • cocoa


  1. Place ingredients in bowl of a food processor and process until coarsely combined. It should hold together but have a chunky texture. If it is too dry to hold together, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time while blending.
  2. Using a 1 tablespoon measuring spoon, scoop out rounded tablespoons and roll dough into 1-inch balls.
  3. Roll in any one of the optional ingredients.
  4. Keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks or freeze.