Key Lime Pie Energy Balls
Want a healthy snack ready in just 15 minutes? These Key Lime Pie Energy Balls are easy to make, bursting with zesty lime flavour and perfect for a tasty snack or dessert!
If there’s one type of pie that I just can’t get enough of in the summer, it’s gotta be key lime pie. It’s perfectly light and refreshing with key lime flavour. In fact, I love the flavours of key lime pie that I even turned it into a chia pudding! And now today we’re turning it into some energy bites.
If you’re not familiar with key limes, they are smaller, tarter and have a more floral aroma than a typical lime. For this reason, they work really well to use in dessert recipes because they pack a lot of flavour.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- You just need 5 simple ingredients and 15 minutes to make this entire recipe.
- These energy balls are naturally vegan, gluten-free, grain-free and refined sugar-free
- These energy balls freeze well and can be stored for up to 2 months in the freezer. They even taste great eaten directly out of the freezer!
Ingredients you’ll need
- Medjool dates-these dates make the base of the energy balls and help them stick together. It’s important to use medjool dates for best results since they are “stickier” than most other dates.
- Blanched almonds-To keep these energy balls light and fresh, we use blanched almonds rather than a roasted nut. This really allows the key lime flavour to shine.
- Shredded coconut-make sure to use unsweetened coconut. The medjool dates are plenty sweet on their own.
- Key limes-we will be using both the zest and the juice in this recipe. If you can’t get your hands on key limes, you can use regular limes
- Vanilla extract-just a pinch of natural vanilla extract to bring out the flavours of the energy balls.
How to make Key Lime Pie Energy Balls
Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend until the mixture comes together like in the image below.
Use a tablespoon to scoop the dough and roll it into balls with your hands, rolling each ball into a plate of shredded coconut and lime zest.
Place the Key Lime Pie Energy Balls in the fridge for at least 2 hours to set.
- Make sure your dates are soft: this can happen if your dates are too dry. (Medjool dates should be quite sticky and soft.) If your dates feel dry, rehydrate them in a bowl of warm water for 5 minutes, then drain and proceed with the recipe.
- What to do if your mixutre isn’t sticking together: there are 2 reasons your mixture may not stick together. One, you didn’t pulse it together long enough. Keep mixing it until it sticks together. Two, your dates were too try. In this case, rehydrate some dates and add them to the food processor and continue to blend together.
How to store
- Fridge: store in the fridge for one week sealed in an airtight container
- Freezer: store in the freezer in an airtight container for up to 2 months. You can eat these Key Lime Pie Energy Balls straight out of the freezer, or just place them directly in the fridge.
More energy balls to try
- Peanut Butter Protein Balls
- Trail Mix Energy Balls
- Lemon Poppyseed Bliss Balls
- Carrot Cake Energy Balls
- Coconut Apricot Energy Balls
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These Key Lime Pie Energy Balls are made with 5 simple ingredients and come together in just 15 minutes!
- 1 cup pitted Medjool dates
- 3/4 cup blanched almonds
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- zest of 1 lime
- 2 tsp lime juice
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Shredded coconut and lime zest for rolling (optional)
- Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend the mixture until well combined, about 1-2 minutes. You should be able to easily press the mixture between your fingers and it should feel sticky. (if your mixture is too dry, add some more dates continue to blend.)
- Scoop out 1 tablespoon of the mixture at a time and use your hands to roll into balls, then dip each ball into a plate of shredded coconut and some lime zest.
- Place the energy balls in the fridge to set for at least 2 hours then enjoy.
- Serving Size: 1 ball
- Calories: 129
- Sugar: 3.5
- Fat: 6g
- Carbohydrates: 7g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 2g
Keywords: lime energy bites, lime energy balls