Gingerbread Date Bites

Little gingerbread date bites made with pecans, dates, molasses and holiday spices. These nutritious bites make for a perfect holiday snack. Top them with a drizzle of glaze or enjoy them plain. They’re delicious both ways!

gingerbread date bites with bite taken

One last recipe before Christmas and it’s a good one!

I shared this recipe earlier to those subscribed to the blog, but it now has its own place on the blog.

These little bites are made with just a few pantry ingredients. What you need: dates, pecans, molasses and spices.

They’re packed with gingerbread flavors, yet are made with nutritious ingredients! You’ll get some fiber and carbs from the dates and protein plus healthy fats from the pecans. Together, they make the perfect nutritious holiday snack! I love to keep a batch in the freezer for a little something sweet anytime during the day.

dates, spices and pecans
How to Make Gingerbread Date Bites

It doesn’t get any easier than this. All you need is 15 minutes and a few ingredients.

Simply add dates, pecans, molasses, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove and salt to a food processor. Process until the mixture sticks together when pressed. Roll the mixture into 10 little balls and you’re done!

You have the option to add a glaze made with icing sugar and plant-based milk OR a drizzle of melted coconut butter or white chocolate. Your choice, but it makes them look so much cuter. Plus, it adds a little extra sweetness.

Looking for more gingerbread recipes? Check out my vegan gingerbread latte and gingerbread cookies!

If you want more nutritious vegan holiday snacks, check out my mini Healthy Holiday Treats eBook!

Happy Holidays!

dates, pecans and spices in a food processor
gingerbread date bites mixture in a food processor
gingerbread date bites

Gingerbread Date Bites

Little gingerbread date bites made with pecans, dates, molasses and holiday spices. These nutritious bites make for a perfect holiday snack. Top them with a drizzle of glaze or enjoy them plain. They're delicious both ways!
Course Snack
Cuisine vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pecans, raw
  • 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 tablespoon Blackstrap molasses
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger, ground
  • Pinch of nutmeg, ground
  • Pinch of clove, ground
  • Pinch of fine grain sea salt

Glaze (Optional)

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon plant-based milk (I used plain oat milk)

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients to a food processor. Process until the mixture sticks together when pressed, about 30 seconds. Taste the mixture and add more spices if desired.
  • Roll the mixture into little balls. You should get about 10. Place them in the fridge or freezer while you prepare the glaze or for at least 10 minutes. Lightly cold bites will make the glaze look cleaner.
  • Make a glaze: Mix the icing sugar with the plant-based milk. Stir until a glaze forms. Drizzle the glaze over the gingerbread bites.
  • Store in the fridge or freezer. They're good straight from the freezer!

Notes

You can skip the glaze or you can drizzle some melted coconut butter or white chocolate instead!
 

If you make these gingerbread date bites, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! I love to hear from you guys. And of course, if you try this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram!

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