With just 5 minutes of time + 4 ingredients, you could be enjoying these tasty Apple Pecan Snack Bites.
So I have to admit the inspiration for these tasty little apple pecan snack bites started at the Bulk Barn. Not going to lie – totally went in the store to feed by sweet tooth. I have terrible taste in candy but I really like zingy zaps and I have to satisfy the craving once in awhile.
Luckily, I didn’t leave with just candy. I’m not even going to share with you just how big my bill was or how much the people behind me in line hated me. I stocked up with a little bit of EVERYTHING. I got dried apple rings, dried currants, dried cherries, pistachios, pecans, coconut, hazelnuts and the goes on and on into the triple digits. I was just so excited to find so many items that didn’t have added sugar or palm oil or ingredients I couldn’t pronounce.
So here we are. Just 4 ingredients that are easy to source and oh so delicious when blended together: Apple Rings, Dates, Pecans and your choice of honey or maple syrup. For a vegan fave stick with the maple syrup. Don’t you just love recipes where you through all your ingredients in the blender or food processor and mix it up real good?
You are going to have to roll up your sleeves and get a little bit dirty to make these snack bites but it is well worth it. I promise! Or if you have a helper, get them to do the rolling while you “supervise” and take care of quality control. Store these in an air tight container though I doubt they will last long. I bet you can’t eat just one.
With just 5 minutes of time + 4 ingredients, you could be enjoying these tasty Apple Pecan Snack Bites. Gluten free, dairy free and paleo friendly.
- 8-10 Dates, pits removed
- 1 cup pecans
- 15 apple rings
- 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
Remove pits from dates and roughly chop apple rings.
Add all ingredients to the blender or food processor and pulse until well mixed. If using a blender you may need to scrape down the sides or use a tamper.
Test readiness to roll by taking one tablespoon of the mixture and packing, then rolling between your hands. If you are able to make a well packed ball then you are ready to continue. If it doesn't hold, you may need to add a bit of additional honey/maple syrup to the mixture.
Continue until you have used all of the mixture. This will make ~18-20 snack bites.