Key Lime Coconut Energy Bites are made with five tasty ingredients and come together in less than 5 minutes! They are vegan, gluten free and paleo-friendly.
*photos updated May 2017*
I often get an afternoon sweets craving. It usually hits me by two o’clock in the afternoon, a few hours after lunch and long before dinner. Sometimes I just grab a handful of granola trail mix, some strawberries or even just a piece of dark chocolate. Especially during my busy time at work, I keep a box of snack bars in my desk to grab before I head out the door for a meeting. These quick, no bake key lime coconut energy bites are the perfect snack to grab when the sweet craving hits.
I used to be obsessed with Larabars. The chocolate chip cookie dough and peanut butter chocolate chip were my favorite. I would eat one to satisfy my sweet craving. They were my sweet treat of choice for so long that I honestly just got sick of them. It’s been a few years since I’ve actually eaten a Larabar. But I really love the taste of date bars so I decided to make my own. I picked about a half of a dozen key limes off of our tree this year so I had just enough to make a few batches of these energy bites. These bars are big enough to satisfy my craving for something sweet but small enough to eat as a quick snack. And I love that you can change some of the ingredients to make your favorite flavor.
Key Lime Coconut Energy Bites
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 1 1/2 cups Medjool dates* pitted
- zest and juice from 3 key limes
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
- Add the almonds and cashews to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until nuts are finely chopped (but do not pulse too long, you do not want the nuts to turn into a paste). Add the dates, lime juice and zest. Pulse until the dates are finely chopped and the mixture starts to clump. Shape the mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls. Roll in coconut to coat outside of the balls. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition InformationAmount per serving (1snack bite) — Calories: 150, Fat: 7.2g, Saturated Fat: 2.3g, Sodium: 2.1mg, Carbohydrates: 21.6g, Fiber: 3.1g, Sugar: 16.7g, Protein: 2.8g
*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.
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