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!
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:
- Add everything besides the chocolate to a food processor.
- Use a cookie scoop to drop by spoonfuls onto a lined cookie sheet. Form into a small disc.
- Melt chocolate and dip each bite into the chocolate.
- 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
- 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!
What kind of pecans… raw or roasted, salted???
Any will work! I used raw but salted or roasted would add another level of flavor!
These are soooooo good. Taste amazing and a super satisfying texture.
Hi Becky! Thank you so much for trying them! SO happy you liked them! xo
How long do you let the dates soak?
Hi Cierra! If your dates aren’t super soft and gooey, it’s good to soak them in hot water for 15 ish minutes until they’re super soft!
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.
I’m so happy you liked them! Thank you so much for trying them! xo