Combine all ingredients, minus the crushed pecans, into a food processor and process until thoroughly mixed and thickened. 2-3 minutes. Fold in the pecans, either with a spatula or by hand.
Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes to thicken, if needed.
Using a 2-tablespoon scoop, roll out 15-16 balls. Squeeze firmly together and roll tightly.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Or into a freezer-safe container or bag for up to 1 month.
Using a cookie scoop truly helps to not only roll these balls, but also to get even portions.
These are freezer-friendly. Store in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag for up to 1 month. Fridge - up to 1 week.
Parchment paper is great for separating these if you need to stack them in a small container.
If the mixture seems dry, add 1-2 tablespoons of maple syrup (or honey) or almond butter. If it seems to be too dry, add a little extra oatmeal. The balls should be firm and chewy, as well as a little sticky.
These bites tend to be sticky, so placing them in the fridge helps to firm them up a bit, making rolling easier.