Vegan Pecan Pie Bites

Prep Time: 15-20 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup medjool dates (pitted)
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • vegan chocolate chips (we prefer dark chocolate)

Do This in This Order

  1. Add dates & nuts to a food processor or mega-blender
  2. Process until consistent, thick (it’s gonna form a big ball)
  3. Roll about 1 tbsp of mixture into a ball with your (clean) hands
  4. Place in neat rows on a lined cookie sheet or dish
  5. Drizzle with melted dark chocolate
  6. Garnish with a whole pecan to look fancy
  7. Freeze for at least 30 mins or until chocolate has hardened

 

Taking any dessert to a party will get some ooohs and aaahs. Throw in a, “oh, and they’re vegan, too!” and get lots of: “What?” “But how?” “Oh cool!” “So what is it made of?”

It’s a fun party trick that I play a LOT with these vegan pecan pie bites. They’re so good and so naturally sweet that no one ever believes that they’re vegan until I start talking about dates.

These are super fun and easy to make around the holiday season, and everyone loves them (even little kids as long as you don’t explain to them what a date is).

Bite-Sized Pecan Pie Bites

Growing up in Tennessee, pecan pie was a staple for any holiday. If we’re being honest, it was a staple for really any time of year, because you could typically find pecan pies in all shapes, sizes, and forms at my grandfathers house, usually hiding under a kitchen cloth and in an aluminum disposable pie pan.