Hello all! Sorry I haven’t posted in so long – in the past few weeks I have been (nearly) drowning in a pool of perl scripts, stat mech equations, unix commands, and tax forms! I’m finally starting to make my way out of the pool, though, which means I can now post here 🙂
Today I bring you my very first recipe that I created myself: pumpkin pie bites! I was originally planning to post this on Pi Day (March 14th), but as you can see that did not work out I used the recipe in my chocolate fudge bites post as a guide. With these date-y no-bake desserts, it’s actually not too hard to create a delicious treat without a recipe. I encourage you to make your own!
Pumpkin Pie Bites
- 9 pitted dates (I used Medjool dates)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/16 tsp salt
- 1 T shredded coconut
- scant 1/2 cup raw pecans
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Throw all of the ingredients into a food processor, and blend until the mixture forms one big mass. Roll into little balls (mine are approximately 1 inch in diameter.)
Ok, I know they look like meatballs, but they really do taste similar to actual pumpkin pie 🙂 They also may be really gooey right after you make them, but they will firm up more (and taste better, in my opinion) at least 12-24 hours later.
Well, I am hoping from now on I can post at least once every 1-2 weeks. Otherwise I may go through dessert withdrawal!!