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Pecan Pie Cookie Dough Balls

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Side note:

Yes, I’ve gone back to the old blog header.

This change isn’t permanent. Currently I’m working with a web designer the most patient person in the world to completely overhaul the site’s layout, making it much more user-friendly (including a print option for the recipes). Hopefully it will all be completed soon. New year, new blog?

Now back to your regularly-scheduled cookies…

pecan pie energy bites

Pecan pie cookies you can make in minutes.

Delicious and good for you at the same time. If you’ve ever had a pecan pie Larabar, that’s exactly what these pecan pie energy bites taste like.

raw pecan pie bites!

(No bake) Pecan Pie Cookie Dough Balls you can make in minutes.


Pecan Pie Babies

(raw and gluten-free)

  • 1/2 cup raw pecans (For all substitutions on this recipe, see nutrition link below) (52g)
  • packed 1 cup pitted dates (I use Sunmaid, found in regular grocery stores near the raisins, as they are softer and stickier than the ones found in natural food stores.) (160g)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • optional: chocolate chips (or mini chips, or a piece of your favorite chocolate bar)

Combine all ingredients in a food processor until it makes a crumbly dough. (You can add the optional chocolate chips either before or after blending.) Pour crumbles into a bag and smush into one big ball. Remove from bag and form little balls. Or you can make bars or cookie-cuttered shapes if you prefer. This can also be made in a Magic Bullet: halve the recipe for best blending in a bullet.

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pecan pie energy bites

Question of the Day:

Christmas is coming up too quickly, and I have quite a few cookie recipes left to post, meaning some of them will have to wait until next year.

If you have a preference, please let me know which ones you’d most like to see:

  • Flourless Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs
  • Mint-Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Chocolate Quinoa Cookies
  • Cookies in a Jar
  • Cake Batter Macaroons

Link of the Day:

reeses peanut butter cups-- healthy makeover!
….Chocolate Monkey Bites

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Maddy says:

    I’m sure the new header/blog design will be great! I’ll be sure to try those cookies today… They look too good to wait any longer than 24 hours! 😉 As for your recipes, I’m torn between the cookies in a jar, the mint chocolate cookies, and the cake batter maroons!!! They all sound soooooo goodddddd….. 😀

  2. Michelle says:

    Flourless Sugar Cookie Cutouts!

  3. Jen P. says:

    I’m looking forward to the Flourless Sugar Cookie Cutouts! Can’t wait to see the new blog, I’m sure it will look fabulous!

  4. Anna says:

    I’d really like to see Chocolate Quinoa Cookies. And Cake Batter Macaroons, too, if you have time.

  5. Marley says:

    chocolate quinoa cookies sound interesting!

    1. Cryssy says:

      They sound amazing!

      1. Caitie says:

        Chocolate quinoa cookies please!

  6. Rachel Ki says:

    Chocolate quinoa cookie please!
    Katie, you are such an inspiration. I recently switched to veganism and your blog is such a help. I also get bashed a lot because I’m naturally very thin. I love your blog so much!

  7. Sarah says:

    Cut out cookies, yes please!

    1. Kate says:

      Seconded, but please include icing too. We don’t do sugar and would love a healthier alternative of the classic iced sugar cookies. Love your blog!

        1. Julia says:

          I fourth this! 🙂

          1. Jules says:

            I would looovvvveee to see a buttercream icing, or just any icing that your delicious little mind comes up with, for sugar cookies. Icings are always the hardest (for me)!

  8. Brittany says:

    Mint-Chocolate Chip Cookies!

  9. Julia says:

    Flourless sugar cookie cutouts! But with healthy icing too maybe? I have been really wanting to make sugar cookies with my mom but I wanted a healthy recipe to do it! 🙂 And btw I love your old header! It’s so cute! 😀

  10. Janie Kaiser says:

    i want them all to be posted! but I will settle for mint-chocolate chip and chocolate quinoa!

  11. You are driving me crazy! Pecans are so hard to get where I live – but they taste great!

  12. Mint Chocolate Chip cookies! And these pecan bites look delicious, and very healthy! I’m loving pecans at this time of year.

  13. Emma says:

    Macaroons please! 🙂

  14. Erin says:

    Cookies in a jar sound interesting 🙂

  15. Freddie says:

    Flourless Sugar Cookie Cut-outs, please! And Chocolate Quinoa Cookies sound good, too! Thanks for all the cookie recipes, Katie!

  16. Melissa says:

    I’d love to see the recipe for the chocolate quinoa cookies.

  17. Lauren says:

    The cut out cookies and the cookies in jars would be my top two, because they’re the ones that seem most “Christmasy”, you know?

  18. Anonymous says:

    CUT OUTS! 🙂

  19. Angie says:

    I would appreciate you posting recipes for either the flourless sugar cookie cut-outs or the macaroons. Thanks.

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