Mom’s Cookie Energy Bites
I have been craving my mom’s homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies lately. I was going to make some energy bites and then I thought how can I make these a bit like my mom’s cookies. Her oatmeal cookies have chopped walnuts or pecans in them. I got thinking – why not blend the pecans in my cupboard into pecan butter? You must be able to. Then it is just a matter of honey and oats, maybe some chia and ground flax seed and of course chocolate chips or, if you like, craisins.
Well I gave it a go today and while they taste pretty good there will be more tweaking in the future. For one thing the ground pecans did not get like peanut butter and since I am out of coconut oil I added a bit of the coconut cream off the top of my coconut milk can. I may try coconut oil again I also may try toasting the pecans in the future.
The following is the recipe I came up with which is a tweaked version of Gimme Some Oven’s No Bake Energy Bites.
Grind up 1 cup pecans and 4 pitted dates in food processor
1/4 cup honey
1 cup oats
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1 T. chia seeds
1/4 c. coconut cream
Pulse until blended. Stir in about 1/3 cup chocolate chips.
Shape into balls. I think since I used coconut cream the balls should remain refrigerated.
While not exactly like my mom’s cookies they are a delicious and healthy treat.