Here’s a healthy snack for you: Apple Pie Energy Bites. The perfect pick-me-up for a fall afternoon. If you want them to be a little naughty, go ahead and dunk them in caramel sauce…I won’t judge you.
From: Every Last Bite
Makes: 12-15 balls
1½ cups chopped dried apple
¼ cup dates
½ tbsp honey (or other sweetener, like agave nectar)
1 tsp nutmeg
2 tbsp cinnamon
¼ cup toasted pecans
Add the dried apples, dates, and honey to the bowl of a food processor (or a blender). Pulse until the apples are in small pieces and the ingredients become a sticky mixture. Now add the nutmeg, cinnamon, and toasted pecans (if pecans aren’t roasted, place in a 350 degree oven for at least 5 minutes, until fragrant). Pulse until the pecans are smaller in size.
Use a spoon, your hands, or a cookie scoop to form balls (about 2 tablespoons each). Store the bites in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for a month. Enjoy!
Add the dried apples, dates, and honey to the bowl of a food processor.
Blend until the apples are smaller bits and the mixture is well combined.
If your pecans aren’t already toasted, throw them (not literally) into a 350 degree oven for at least 5 minutes. You want the pecans to release some fragrance, but don’t let them burn!
Add the pecans, nutmeg, and cinnamon to the mixture.
Pulse until combined.
Use a spoon and your hands to form balls. I cut the recipe down a little bit (I didn’t have enough dried apples), so I only made 8 balls.