If any of you remember, this past January Matthew and I gave up refined sugar for the whole month! It was incredibly tough, especially for me, but it was much needed after a sweets-filled holiday season. I remember we went to our local grocery store though and I found these date balls with pecans. They were refined-sugar free, with just dates as the sweetener, so we got them. They were so delicious and seemed incredibly easy to make. I’ve been so excited to try them this fall and I had to share them with you. These are a 3 ingredient fall treat that I’m sure you’ll love, especially if you’ve given up sugar!
A 3 Ingredient Fall Treat: Pumpkin Spice Date Balls
- 1 1/2 cups pecans divided
- 16 dates pitted
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice mix
Put 1/2 cup pecans into a food processor and pulse a few times. This is going to be the topping so you don't want it too fine or too chunky. Put onto a plate and set aside.
Add remaining 1 cup of pecans, dates and spice to food processor and pulse until it becomes soft and malleable.
Roll between hands into balls, and then roll into pecan topping to coat. Store in the fridge or the freezer!
I can’t believe I’m admitting this but Matthew and I are doing another sugar challenge from now until Thanksgiving! Ah it seems so daunting. You all know how much I love love love my cookies, but it’s become a problem. I seriously can’t finish dinner without having something sweet at the end, even if I’m so full. I feel like this will be a good way to reset before the holiday season, because no one is keeping me from my pumpkin pie! We also watched the Fed Up documentary which was really eye-opening. I’d recommend it if any of you are interested. They talk a lot about the hidden sugars in our foods, and also the processed “low fat” products. We try to eat very healthily, but sugar is definitely my weakness! If any of you have any sugar-free/natural sugar recipes to share, let me know!
Have a great weekend everyone and thanks so much for stopping by! I’m headed to Catalina today for a fun little day trip if you want to follow along on Instagram! Also, I’ll be picking my Weekly Instagram Giveaway Winner on Sunday night. Yay!