These Key Lime Pie Bites are Paleo, Whole 30, and gluten free. The recipe is super simple with clean ingredients you don’t have to feel guilty about eating yourself or sharing (if you can) with your family!
I love making all of the “bites” recipes from my page mostly because they are a cleaner version of snack bars I find in the grocery stores. Traditional protein bars or breakfast bars found in the stores have extra fillers, unnecessary sugars, and not to mention artificial sweeteners. The ingredient list for these is short and all of them can be found in nature! The best part? You can make these in 5 minutes or less and avoid consuming an otherwise highly processed snack.
There is no baking necessary to make these. Simply pull out your food processor with the S-blade, toss all of the ingredients inside (except the pistachios), and turn it on until a ball of dough is formed. Then, pop the top off and fold in the chopped pistachios. Once everything is nicely combined all you need to do is take a spoonful of the dough and roll them into snack sized balls. For some extra flare you can roll them in more unsweetened shredded coconut.
As far as storage goes, I will put them into the fridge for up to 1 week. I will be honest they do not last that long in my house between my sons and husband. Sometimes I will double the batch, and put the second one in the freezer in an air tight container with parchment paper separating the layers for up to 3 months.
Key Lime Pie Bites
- 1 cup of raw cashews (not salted, roasted is okay)
- 7 medjool dates (pitted)
- 3 small limes juiced
- Lime zest from 1 lime
- 1 tablespoon of unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 tsp. of pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp. of sea salt
- 1/4 cup pistachios (chopped)
- Add the cashews, dates, lime juice, lime zest, coconut, vanilla, and salt into the food processor with the s-blade
- Press the “on” button and let them go until a ball of dough forms
- Remove the blade and fold in the chopped pistachios
- Use a spoon and scoop out generous spoonfuls of the dough and roll them into about 10 bites (more or less depending on how big you make the balls, or how much you eat while you make it!)
- Optional: roll the bites into extra shredded coconut for a nice coating if you wish
- Store them in a single layer, or use parchment paper to separate the layers, and put them into the fridge for up to 1 week. You may also put them in the freezer for up to 3 months.