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Pecan Pie Cookie Dough Balls

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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Published on December 16, 2012

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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. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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! 😀

  5. Freddie says

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

  6. 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?

  7. CheeseGirlPA says

    If the recipe is what I think it is, ‘Cookies In A Jar’ sounds like a very good gift idea…which is always helpful with Christmas quickly approaching! I am picturing a healthy version of those cookie mixes in a jar, where the ingredients are pre-measured and layered with the instructions attached. Then all you have to do is mix with the liquid as directed and bake. It may not be what you were planning though, idk! And if not, it really won’t matter, because anything you post will be eagerly anticipated! (;

      • Kimber says

        Yes, flourless sugar cookie cut-outs please!!! My mom and I make these every year and they are sooo many calories due to the flour content. I also can’t have eggs so I have switched to using an egg replacer and that has made the dough a little tougher to work with due to the dryness of using the egg replacer powder.

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