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No-Bake Pumpkin Pecan Cookies

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We all need that sweet treat ready for the long weekend ... but don't let it throw you off your nutrition plan. We gotchu!

Ingredients

  • 1⁄3 cup pecans
  • 1⁄4 cup almonds
  • 3⁄4 cup pitted dates (8 large dates) 1⁄4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 3 Tbsp. canned pumpkin
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 11⁄2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1⁄2 tsp. cinnamondash of salt 

Directions 

  • Lay out a piece of parchment/wax paper or a have a plate handy.
  • Pulse pecans and almonds in food processor until until they reach a fine crumb. Place in a medium bowl and set set aside.
  • Pulse dates in food processor until they form a smooth paste.
  • Add back in the processed nuts with the dates along with the rest of the ingredients and process until everything is well combined. You may need to mix it a bit with your hands to ensure everything is incorporated.
  • Remove “dough” and form into a large ball. Then form into 8 balls and flatten to form “cookies.”
  • Store in the refrigerator.