cookie bites

Mom’s Cookie Energy Bites

Mom’s Cookie Energy Bites

cookie bites ingredients

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.

cookie bites dough

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.

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