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Easy Pecan Energy Balls

A simple, snack recipe to help you curb cravings! These pecan pie energy balls are made with only five ingredients and are a healthier choice than the real thing.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 14 balls
Calories: 83kcal


  • 1 cup pecans
  • 3/4 cup dates soaked in warm water first
  • 2 tbs coconut cream from a can
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbs maple syrup


  • First, drain the dates. Reserve the water in case it’s needed.
  • In a small food processor, combine the dates, vanilla, and coconut cream.
  • Process until smooth paste forms. Scrape the paste into a bowl. Add the pecans into the food processor and pulse until mostly ground or ground into a fine powder (depending on your preferences and how smooth you want the balls).
  • Add the pecans and remaining ingredients into the bowl with the date paste.
  • Mix well until everything is combined. Line a cutting board with parchment paper and wet your hands with water. Portion and roll the mixture into small, bite-sized balls and place them on the parchment paper.
  • Place in the fridge or the freezer for thirty minutes to set. Can be stored in the fridge or the freezer.