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Pecan Pie Bites

Bill and I are huge lovers of raw foods. Raw vegetables, raw fruits, raw nuts, raw fish…you know, sushi! About a year ago I borrowed the Raw Food Detox Diet from a cousin of mine, and although a lot of the meals are not something that would be on ‘The Food Lovers’ menu (lots of grains and no meat), the book offers a good deal of primal friendly dessert options, all of which are raw foods!

There was one in particular that I knew Bill would be drooling over, mini “pecan pies”, which were simply-a pecan stuffed inside a medjool date. Last week, Bill and I did some bulk food shopping at Sams club (a great way for us to stock up on staple items like frozen meats and fish, omega 3 eggs, and organic vegetables). While we were there, I spotted a large container of medjool dates. I grabbed the dates and threw them in the cart. Bill grabbed a bag of raw pecans and we were off to try the tasty snack/dessert option.

We got home and I told Bill to remove the pit of the date, stuff the space where the pit was with a raw pecan, and enjoy the sweet flavors of pecan pie. He loved it! These little healthy treats do taste just like pecan pie, and couldn’t be more simple to make!

Ingredients:

  • Medjool dates
  • Raw pecans


Process:

  1. Cut date in half and remove pit.
  2. Stuff with a raw pecan.
  3. Enjoy!


This snack is a great finger food treat for house parties, and is also a great idea for a thanksgiving dessert option. It’s worth noting that dates are high in sugar and carbs, so this should be just a light snack or dessert to enjoy in moderation. They are definitely a better option than having a slice of real pecan pie, and trust us, you won’t miss the real thing after tasting these! As always, enjoy!


COMMENTS

  1. October 24, 2010

    My husband and I went to Cancun on vacation last year and I made up a bunch of these to take as snacks…One day while lounging at the pool at our resort my snack bag got left in the sun for a bit too long…when I dug into the bowl housing these tasty treats the dates had softened to a literal "pecan pie" filling consistency and OH MY…were they tasty. I have since tried to recreate the magic and a glass bowl in a sunny window sill for about an hour does the trick…along with a spoon! I don't imagine they are heating up above 115 so still a raw treat!

  2. October 24, 2010

    Hi Andrea!

    This sounds a bit like a gooey version of a Larabar! The taste combination, as you know, is decadent – whether warm or not. A warm pecan pie "filling" like you talk about might be a great taste to bring to the Thanksgiving table. Yum!

    -Hayley & Bill

  3. December 29, 2010

    I made these for the 1st time for Christmas. They were a HIT! Sitting here having some again. Feels so indulgent, but totally healthy! My new favorite contribution for holiday parties! :D

  4. April 29, 2011

    I was craving a sweet snack and I was pleasantly surprpised that these ARE like pecan pie, but nowhere near as sweet. I love your idea! I put 2 pecans in each of mine for extra crunch. Thanks :)

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