Apple Pie Energy Bites

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.

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Apple Pie Energy Bites        Printer-Friendly Recipe

From: Every Last Bite
Makes: 12-15 balls

Ingredients

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

Directions

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.

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.

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!

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 to the mixture.

Add the pecans, nutmeg, and cinnamon to the mixture.

Pulse until combined.

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.

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.

084 106 117Enjoy!

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