Monday, July 9, 2012

Cinnamon Pecan Pie Balls

These balls taste like sweet pecan pie but with more of a granola bar texture due to the nuts and oats. I love having one or two as a pre-workout snack for an energy boost, and usually keep a couple stashed in my purse for on-the-go snacking! 


1/2 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup roasted or natural almonds
1/2 cup roasted or natural pecans
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 tsp. cinnamon


Place all ingredients in a food processor and process on high until the nuts are tiny pieces and the mixture comes together. It should be lumpy but stick together when you pinch it between your fingers. If it is too dry and crumbly then add in a few more dates and process again until it is the right consistency.

Pinch off 1-3 Tbsp. size chunks and roll into balls. You can make these as big or as little as you'd like - I usually make a 2-bite ball. Store in an airtight container or plastic bag in the fridge or freezer for up to one month.

*Recipe by Brooke McMillan

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