These no-bake pecan pie bites are one of the easiest treats to make for the week – perfect when your sweet tooth hits! They’re made with whole-food ingredients, are vegan and gluten-free, and SO yummy!

A plate of no-bake pecan pie bites.

You know what’s funny? I never had pecan pie until I was like, 24. Thomas’s sister made it for a holiday get-together and I was OBSESSED. I’ve always been a pecan pie fan and couldn’t believe I went 24 years without it. So we are over her making up for lost time, with these bad boys! I’m not sure I could do pecan pie justice, so we will pretend these are the next best thing 😉

What’s in the no-bake pecan pie bites?

You’ll only need a few ingredients to make these!

Pecans: These are the base of the recipe. You could sub any nut or seed, but I love the flavor and benefits of pecans!

Dates: These act as the binder and some sweetness for the recipe! I love how dates give almost a caramel-like flavor!

Chocolate: This is what we’ll coat the pecan bites in! I used Hu Kitchen chocolate to keep these refined sugar-free. You can use my code “danishealthyeats” at checkout for a 15% off – couldn’t recommend them more!

Coconut sugar: You can omit this, or sub monk fruit or stevia. It offers a little extra flavor and sweetness to the recipe, to resemble more of a pecan pie flavor.

Vanilla + Sea salt: These are optional as well, but I love the depth It gives the recipe! And sea salt and chocolate is the best!

How to make the no-bake pecan pie bites:

  1. Add everything besides the chocolate to a food processor.
  2. Use a cookie scoop to drop by spoonfuls onto a lined cookie sheet. Form into a small disc.
  3. Freeze.
  4. Melt chocolate and dip each bite into the chocolate.
  5. Return to the freezer to set up!

How do I store the no-bake pecan pie bites?

Just add them to an air-tight container and pop in the freezer!

No-Bake Pecan Pie Bites

These pecan pie bites are made with only a handful of whole-food based ingredients and are the best tasty treat!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Freezer time 2 hours
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Bites
Calories 1 kcal


  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup pitted dates soaked
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar or monk fruit
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon optional
  • 1 1/4 cup chocolate chips


  • Add everything to a food processor, besides the chocolate, until a sticky dough forms. This may take a few minutes, be sure to scrape down the sides every now and then.
  • Roll the sticky mixture into balls and place on a lined cookie sheet. Flatten them down slightly with your palm. Place them in the freezer to firm up a little, about 15 mins.
  • Melt the chocolate until smooth. Dip each cookie bite into the mixture and return to the cookie sheet. Place a pecan on top. Place back in the freezer until hardened!


Keep them stored in the freezer in an air-tight container!
If you can’t eat or don’t like pecans, you can sub any other nut!
Keyword Chocolate, dates, Dessert, easy, No-Bake, Paleo, pecans, Snack, Vegan

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  1. 5 stars
    Thanks. I tried the recipe and they were delicious. Only thing I soaked dates too long. I will try again and soak only 15 mins. I mixed pecans and almonds.

  2. 5 stars
    I love LOTS of Dani’s recipes but I make these on repeat. They’re simple, delicious and packed with nutrients. What more could you ask for?! Love you Dani and love these little bites of heaven!

  3. 5 stars
    Delicious recipe.
    However, I could not get the melted chocolate to coat the pecan pie balls smoothly. I melted the chocolate over a double boiler. Although it melted, I had to spoon it all around each piece and it was kind of thick. Do you have a suggestion?

    1. Hi Kk! Aw, i’m happy you enjoyed them! So it could have been the chocolate brand itself. I recommend adding a tbsp of refined coconut oil to the chocolate while melting next time. Also, to be sure to keep the heat VERY low to prevent the chocolate from seizing. <3

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