Chocolate Pecan Pie Energy Balls

Chocolate Pecan Pie Energy Balls

I don’t think this post could be more appropriate because holy moly am I going to need some energy this week!  I’m completely maxed out on projects because of my inability to say no, so basically I’m not going to be sleeping much this week.  I apologize in advance if I miss some posts this week.  I’m so stressed that my little eye worm has returned.  Anyone else have this?  Whenever I get super stressed I get this little wiggly thing in the corner of my eye that feels like a tiny worm. Sounds healthy huh?

Chocolate Pecan Pie Energy Balls

I don’t know about you but the pecan pie fix I get over Thanksgiving isn’t enough to hold me through the rest of the year.  These little guys are enough the curb that craving and also give you a nice little filling snack or some pre-workout fuel.

Chocolate Pecan Pie Energy Balls

These are going to come in handy tomorrow morning when I wake up for boot camp at 5:30 and walk like a zombie out the door so I can go clean off my car in the snow. Yay. Can’t wait.

Chocolate Pecan Pie Energy Balls

I have to say, I’m pretty amazed at how close these taste to pecan pie considering they don’t have 2 pounds of sugar syrup in them.

Chocolate Pecan Pie Energy Balls

Enjoy!

 

WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY:

Driving back from boot camp or the gym as the sun is rising.

Morning

The drive there in the dark when you’re all cold and tired completely sucks, but the drive back as the sun is rising and that feeling of accomplishment is a an amazing feeling.

Chocolate Pecan Pie Energy Balls

Serves 25-30 balls
Allergy Tree Nuts
Meal type Snack

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw unsalted pecans
  • 12 large medjool dates (pitted)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • sprinkle cinnamon

Directions

1. Add pecans to a dry skillet and heat to medium high heat. Toast the pecans in the skillet for about 3 minutes, stirring consistently so they don't burn.
2. Add all of the ingredients, including the pecans to a food processor. Blend until everything is combined well. Roll into small balls and store in the refrigerator.

12 Responses to Chocolate Pecan Pie Energy Balls

  1. kathysteger says:

    These look so delicious and I bet they would be perfect to keep at work for a quick snack

  2. I love me some raw balls…..haha that sounds really bad : )

    But they are delicious!

    • Mai-Lis says:

      HA! The jokes are endless… They’re hard to photograph too, they always look like little balls of poop. They’re good, I swear! :)

  3. [...] it up by shoving some poop impersonators into my mouth (otherwise known as almond butter & a pecan pie energy ball).  There is a comment selection down below so please leave your poop jokes there (nothing is [...]

  4. Rayna says:

    About how much protein powder? A few jars we have use different size scoops; one scoop is huge {it holds about 5 tbsps of powder}.

  5. April says:

    Do you think it would be safe to blend it in a blender instead of a food processor?

    • Mai-Lis says:

      Hi April, I can’t say for sure because I’ve never tried it, but I assume if you have a strong blender like a vitamix it could definitely work!!

  6. Natalie says:

    I have made this recipe so many times, I can’t even count. Genius. Thanks, beautiful!!

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