We have a little surprise for you today. It came to me while testing new and delicious snack recipes in #AmbitiousCookbook. My first cookbook should contain a lot of epic snacks, but this recipe was so good I had to share it early on this blog.
These are my Coconut Key Lime Pie Energy Bites, made with just four ingredients and packed with the flavor of fresh, tangy, sweet Key Lime Pie. Remember last year’s Coconut Key Lime Pie Smoothie? We’ve magically turned that creamy goodness into an easy grain-free energy bite that will make your taste buds dance.
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Key Lime Pie Energy Bite Ingredients
When I say 4 ingredients, that’s what I mean! These grain-free Key Lime Pie Energy Bites are super easy to make, naturally sweet, and packed with healthy fats to keep you satisfied. Here’s what you need to create it:
- Cashew nuts: you will need raw cashew nuts It helps create a “base” for energy bites (instead of the rolled oats I often use). Deliciously replenishes energy bites with healthy fats.
- date: soft, perforated Medjool dates Plus chewy stickiness and natural sweetness. No honey or maple syrup needed!
- lime: We use both fresh lime juice and lime zest to bring out the key flavor of lime pie.
- coconut: Several unsweetened shredded coconut It helps to bond the bite together and give it a nice tropical flavor. I love to wrap bites with extra coconut to make the perfect treat.
Don’t forget our tips for softening the date
If the dates are not yet softened, you may need to soften them. To do so, soak the pitted dates in 1 cup of very warm water for 5-10 minutes. This softens the dough and makes it perfect for blending in a food processor. While the dates are soaking, remove, weigh, and prepare all other ingredients.
our favorite nutrition booster
Looking to add protein, omega-3s, fiber and healthy fats? Try mixing 1 tablespoon of:
The dough is “moist” enough that you can add these boosters right away when mixing the dough in your food processor.
Add a little luxury
To make these energy bites a little more of a treat, try mixing in a tablespoon of mini white chocolate chips or melting white chocolate chips with a little coconut oil and drizzling over the bites. If you enjoy a drizzle, freeze the bites for 30 minutes first, drizzle over the chocolate, then freeze again for 10 minutes to harden the chocolate before serving.
Make Key Lime Pie Energy Balls in 3 Easy Steps
- Make a “dough”. Add all ingredients (except extra chopped coconut) to food processor and pulse together until well blended.
- Adjust the shape of your bite. Using a small cookie scoop or your hands, roll the mixture into 14 balls.
- Jazz em up. Yes, you can enjoy it as is, but I love to roll it up with shredded coconut. Refrigerate a bite before serving.
- To save: These vegan key lime pie energy balls can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
- To freeze: feel free to add Freezer compatible bag Or store in a container for up to 1 month. I prefer these Energy Bites fresh out of the freezer and recommend letting them soften in the refrigerator or at room temperature for about 5-10 minutes before eating.
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Coconut Key Lime Pie Energy Bites
Grain-free Coconut Key Lime Pie Energy Bite is naturally sweetened with dates and made with fresh lime juice and zest for the ultimate key lime pie flavor. Wrap Energy Bites in shredded coconut for the perfect snack or treat to fuel your day.
raw cashew nuts
Medjool dates with soft seeds (about 10 large dates)*
finely chopped unsweetened coconut
- 1 lime peel
fresh lime juice
finely chopped unsweetened coconut, for rolling
Add all ingredients except the extra chopped coconut to the food processor and pulse until ingredients are well blended and thick. Roll into 14 balls. Then, roll up the chopped coconut, if desired, and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Can be frozen for up to 3 months.
*You may need to soften the dates if they are not already softened. To do so, soak dates with seeds in 1 cup of very warm water for 5-10 minutes. This softens the dough and makes it perfect for blending in a food processor. While the dates are soaking, remove, weigh, and prepare all other ingredients.
Serving size: 1 energy byte
saturated fat: 3.4g
Recipe: Monique Volz // Ambitious Kitchen | Photographer: Eat Love Eats