Dark Chocolate Chunk Pecan Love Bites//The Spicy RD
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Chocolate Pecan Love Bites

These gluten free vegan cookies with pecans, flax, & dark chocolate are SO easy to make, and guaranteed to satisfy all you chocolate cravings!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low FODMAP Option, Vegan
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 185kcal
Author: EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist


  • 1 cup raw pecans
  • 1 cup garbanzo beans canned, or dried and soaked
  • 3/4 cup dark {70 % or more cocoa} chocolate
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt plus extra, if desired, for sprinkling on top


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine pecans, garbanzo beans, maple syrup, ground flaxseed, vanilla, baking powder,and sea salt in a food processor, and process until smooth, or ~8 minutes.
  • Meanwhile chop dark chocolate in to chunks, then stir into pecan/garbanzo mixture. Form dough in to 12 ~ 1-inch balls and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Press lightly on dough with the back of a spoon, and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove to cool, and sprinkle with sea salt, if desired, before serving.


Low FODMAP Option: Use canned, rinsed, and drained garbanzo beans.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 66mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g