These no-bake, gluten-free, 3 ingredients Pecan Pie Energy Bites are the perfect fall-inspired freezer snacks. Sweet and gooey on the inside, and crunchy on the outside, they are my most popular No Bake Sweet Treats in the SKS community. Give it a try!

I’ve done it – these Pecan Pie Energy Bites are the perfect afternoon pick-me-up for this fall.

The image shows pecan pie energy bites laid out on parchment paper- some have additional crushed pecans on them

They are soft, filling, and naturally sweetened by dates.

Additionally, all you have to do is pop them in the freezer and you have a quick and easy snack option for months!

If you like this recipe, you’ll also probably love my Salted Caramel Energy Balls and my Strawberry Crunch Energy Balls.

What Makes These Energy Balls?

Certainly, these energy balls are filled with wholesome ingredients!

Dates – Adds the gooey and sticky texture! Heavenly!

Pecans

Coconut Flour or Vegan Pea Protein: these two ingredients are mainly used to absorb the additional moisture. So you can add more or less to adjust the texture of the dough.

Why is it important to soak seeds & nuts before consumption?

The image shows pecan pie energy bites with a bite taken out

Generally, soaking nuts allows for the following:

  1. Improved taste- soaking removes the dust, residue
  2. Gooey Protein Balls – the consistency is so much smoother.
  3. Easier food preparation – now that the pecans are softer, they are so much easier to work with!

Why are they called energy balls?

Energy balls derive their name from the fact that they are loaded with simple ingredients that will fuel you through the day!

Additionally, I like to add collagen or protein powder, so you get an extra protein punch.

Energy balls make the perfect pre-workout snacks. Furthermore, they satisfy my hunger as I am waiting for my dinner to finish up.

What do you need these energy balls for?

Why I love Pecan Pie Energy Bites

The image shows pecan pie energy bites with a bite taken out of them some have additional crushed pecan on them

Without a doubt, there are a few reasons I am obsessed with this recipe:

  • 3 ingredients: household items you probably have on hand!
  • No bake: just blend the ingredients together – Viola!
  • Collagen: adding some collagen powder makes it that much easier to get my daily dose.
  • Travel-friendly: it’s so easy to grab a few and toss them in a zip lock bag – toddler-approved!

What more could you ask for?

Ingredients for Pecan Pie Energy Bites

Best of all, this recipe mainly consists of 3 major ingredients:

Medjool dates, pitted

Pecans

Salt

Coconut flour or oat flour

Optional add-ins:

Collagen protein, plain or vanilla

How to make Pecan pie energy bites

First, soak pecans in hot water with a pinch of salt for 4+ hours or overnight.

Then, rinse and drain well.

Generally, if the batter is too wet/gooey, you can add ¼ cup coconut flour or ½ cup oat flour.

After blending, cover and refrigerate for a couple of hours – this makes rolling SO much easier!

Freeze and enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions

What could I use instead of dates?

Instead, you can try using dried figs or apricots. In this case, they will likely change the texture, but could be a fun twist!

Is there a sub for pecans?

You can really use most nuts, but then it won’t be pecan energy balls. Notwithstanding, you can use whatever you have on hand.

Can I make THIS NUT-FREE?

On the other hand, you can try pumpkin or sunflower seeds!

How to Store Pecan Pie Energy Bites

The image shows pecan pie energy bites with a bite taken out of them some have additional crushed pecan on them

Generally, these pecan bites store well in an airtight container in the fridge for about a week.

Can you freeze energy balls?

Yes, they store well in the freezer for about 3 months! In this case, simply give them some time to dethaw and enjoy!

How to Serve Pecan Pie Energy Bites

In sum, simply pop them in your mouth!

Or, enjoy them slowly with a cup of coffee or tea.

Alternatively, throw them in a zip lock and take them on the go!

Other delicious fall-inspired recipes:

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The image shows pecan pie energy bites with a bite taken out of them some have additional crushed pecan on them
The image shows pecan pie energy bites with a bite taken out of them some have additional crushed pecan on them

Get the recipe:Pecan Pie Energy Bites {3 Ingredients}

These no-bake, gluten-free, 3 ingredients Pecan Pie Energy Bites are the perfect fall-inspired freezer snacks!
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cup Medjool pitted dates
  • 2 cups pecans + more crushed pecans for rolling
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 2 -3 tbsp Coconut flour or pea protein powder, optional

Instructions 

  • Soak pecans in hot water with a pinch of salt for 4+ hours or overnight
  • Rinse and drain well.
  • Blend the pecans, a pinch of salt, and pitted dates until smooth or desired texture. If the batter is too wet/gooey, you can add 2 – 3tbsp coconut flour.
  • Blend, cover, and refrigerate for a couple of hours – this makes rolling SO much easier!
  • Roll the dough into spheres and add crushed pecans if you so desire.
  • Freeze and enjoy!

Notes

*If you add whey, plant-based, or other proteins then the texture may vary (it could make it more dense/dry)

The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.