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Key lime energy balls in a bowl garnished with lime zest.
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Key Lime Energy Balls

These key lime energy balls are made with almonds, cashews, coconut, lime juice and dates. They're a breeze to whip up and a great snack to meal prep for the week.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Key Lime Energy Balls
Servings: 15


  • 1/3 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup about 10 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • zest from one lime
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice
  • pinch of sea salt


  • Process nuts: Place almonds, cashews and coconut into food processor fitted with the S-blade and pulse until everything is chopped into small pieces. Place nut mixture in a bowl and set aside.
  • Process dates: Put dates into the food processor and pulse until a paste forms. The dates will probably form into a sticky ball. If they do, break about the ball a bit with your hands.
  • Add nuts and coconut back into the processor with the dates and pulse until well combined.
  • Add coconut oil, lime juice, lime zest and salt. Pulse a few more times, until they’re just incorporated.
  • Form balls: Once mixture is combined, use your hands to form the dough into balls, using about 1 Tablespoon of dough for each ball. Enjoy right away or store for later.
  • To store: Store any leftovers in the fridge with parchment paper between them for 1-2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


Serving: 1ball | Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 11mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g