Coconut Lime Energy Balls

This Coconut Lime Energy Balls recipe has been on my mind for a year.

I made it on a whim before a day of family hiking  last summer.

I never imagined these 4 Ingredient Coconut Lime Energy Bites would be so memorable. Yet 1 year later, I knew I had to make them again to share with you!

Pretty energy bites in a glass for a nice overhead shot!

In prepping for any family adventure, I always prepare a lunch and snacks to tote along. Typical items that make the list are apples, baby carrots, sandwiches, crackers, something sweet, and plenty of water. On most occasions, the “sweet” are my favorite homemade granola bars or my other favorite version of energy bites.

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I try to make items that can get squashed in my husband’s backpack, but will still taste amazing. If granola bars get crushed, we have granola. If healthy energy balls get bent out of shape we have energy bars. We try to go with the flow during family adventures!

Instagram image of coconut lime bites eaten while hiking.

Bless my husband. He is the token pack horse on our hikes.

Heaven forbid I be asked to carry more than my lightweight Camelbak and phone. πŸ˜‰

These little nuggets of deliciousness were one of the highlights of our day.

They radiated summer!

I don’t typically think of gluten free & dairy free energy bites as a refreshing and light treat, but these were just that. The bright flavors of the lime zest and juice paired with coconut were just heavenly on that hot day.Healthy snack balls stacked in a purple dish.

And with only four ingredients and no-bake time involved you have a quick and healthy treat to feed your family even if your day doesn’t consist of an adventure.

These 4 Ingredient Coconut Lime Energy Balls are perfect to pack in lunch boxes or to have as a fun afternoon snack!

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Ingredients Needed:

1 cup almonds

1 cup pitted and dried dates

1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

1 lime, zested (1 Tbsp) and juiced (1 Tbsp + 1 tsp)

A food processor with whole almonds, pitted dates, unsweetened shredded coconut, and lime zest.Step 1:

Add all ingredients to food processor.

The ingredients of lime coconut energy ball dough.

Step 2:

Process on high until a crumbly and sticky mixture form. Take some mixture and see if it sticks together enough to form into a ball. If it does, go ahead and form your bites. If not, add a little more lime juice or water to wet the mixture just enough to make it hold together.

Small lime bites packed with energy and whole foods.
Step 3:

You should end up with 20- 1″ bites to enjoy now or store in your fridge or freezer for later consumption.

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5 from 2 votes

4 Ingredient Coconut Lime Energy Bites

This easy no bake recipe will quickly become your favorite healthy snack especially during the hot summer months! Gluten-free dates, almonds, coconut, and lime combine to create a clean eating, Paleo, 21 Day Fix & Whole30 approved, and vegan recipe that is perfect for kids and adults alike. Take on your next camping trip, hike, or pack for your kids school lunch!
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack, Vegetarian
Cuisine: American
Keyword: energy balls, energy bites, lime, shredded coconut
Servings: 20 bites
Calories: 53kcal
Cost: $5.00


  • food processor
  • zester


  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup pitted and dried dates
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 lime, zested & juiced 1 Tbsp zest & 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp juice


  • Add all ingredients to food processor.
  • Process on high until a crumbly and sticky mixture form. Take some mixture and see if it sticks together enough to form into a ball. If it does, go ahead and form your bites. If not, add a little more lime juice or water to wet the mixture just enough to make it hold together.
  • You should end up with 20- 1" bites to enjoy now or store in your fridge or freezer for later consumption.


Calories: 53kcal


  1. 5 stars
    These are amazing! I have people who are skeptical of flavors mixing like this, but everyone who tried it LOVES it! I found that they weren’t as sticky when I rolled them in coconut on the outside. So they’re much easier to package like that as opposed to being on their own. Great flavor! Making them for snacks consistently now!

  2. Oh, these are WONDERFUL! I’m always making energy bites for my boys, but I usually use deeper flavors like chocolate or pumpkin or something. The lime makes me super excited for these – I can already anticipate the “pop” of flavor it will add. Can’t wait to give these a try!

    • Hi Savannah! I am so excited for you to try these and their light and citrusy flavor. Thank you for your sweet comment and I wish you and your family many blessings. πŸ™‚

  3. I made these today and they are great! Thanks!

  4. Patricia Ohlhoff

    Just saw your recipe and immediately made them…. beyond scrumptious!! The lime adds so much to the flavor. Luckily I had all ingredients in my kitchen. Thx so much ????

    • Yay! I don’t often have fresh limes in the house so I am impressed, Patricia. πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing your love for these little bites of awesomeness. Blessings to you!

  5. What are the nutritional facts on these energy bites

    • Hi Malessa, I think there are 90 calories/bite if you make 20 bites/recipe. I use the app “Lose It” to calculate nutritional info. πŸ™‚ Blessings!

  6. Jennifer Lochhead

    These sound amazing!! Are you using raw nuts, or can they be roasted?

  7. Omg these will be perfect! I work at a school daycare and I’m always on the go! I’m also attending meetings where there is a lot of junk food on the tables. I’m just wondering, how long could these be stored in the fridge and in the freezer?

  8. Hi! These sound amazing, what would the portions be for 21 day fix?

    • Hi Jamie, I am not sure what container these bites would go in. I have not done the 21Day Fix program, but I do know that these bites are perfect for this diet because they only contain healthy whole foods and nothing processed. Happy snacking!

    • 5 stars
      I just made these for our back to school teacher in-service day. They are delicious and so easy!! 😊

  9. These look amazing! I can’t wait to make these! Thanks! πŸ™‚

  10. Amazing reminded me of keylime pie. Omg love em

  11. Help! My husband is allergic to nuts! Any suggested alternatives to the almonds? Katherine

  12. Yum!!! I didn’t have a lime, but I made it with almond milk. They are amazing! My kids love them. I feel like I’m indulging too!

    • It does feel like you are indulging because they are so stinkin’ delicious, but there is absolutely no guilt because they are so healthy! Thanks for stopping by and letting me know your recipe experience, Beth! Blessings!

  13. Very tasty! The lime and coconut are apparent, but not overpowering. A great substitute for a sweet snack/treat for my kids, too!

    • Well said, Darla! Yes I agree, the lime and coconut are not overpowering. Sod glad to know you enjoyed this recipe. It is one of our favorites especially during the warmer months. Blessings to you!

  14. Johanna Bennetts

    These exceeded my expectations! We just made them and they are delicious. I will make a double batch next time for sure.

  15. Mary Jane Abbey

    I am fresh off of my first Whole 30 and I plan to make these to take on a three day work conference next week (three days of my life I’ll never get back, but I digress…) They will help me resist the candy bucket that is inevitably in the middle of conference tables. Thanks for putting such great, easy, healthy recipes out there!

    • Congratulations on completing your first Whole30! I agree, these will definitely help you keep out of the candy bucket πŸ˜‰ Thank you for your kind words and I hope to continue to put out healthy and delicious recipes for others to enjoy.

  16. Four ingredients? I can handle that. πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing these with us at Allergy Free Thursday! πŸ™‚

  17. Yum! I hate to say it, but these wouldn’t make it hiking. What a perfect flavor combination for summer! Thanks so much for linking up with us at You Link It We Make It. We hope to see you again! – Kim @

    • I freeze them in hopes of me not eating the entire batch during a moment of weakness. However, even in those moments I find a way to eat them! lol I don’t care that they are frozen solid, they are still amazing πŸ˜‰

  18. Mmmm, these look and sound amazing! Healthy and nutritious!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  19. These look amazing!

  20. I can finish that in one siting, so delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning and tweeting.

  21. What a great idea for family hikes! Thanks for joining the Family Joy link party. πŸ™‚

  22. I love the lime and the coconut! It reminds me of a song! Pinned for later.

    • Me too! “You put the lime in the coconut…” Thanks for visiting, Analida, and for pinning this refreshing recipe!

      • Can I get the nutritional information on this? My FIL needs to watch his sugars and “white” processed items. This would satisfy his sweet tooth.

        • Hi Erica, there are 72 calories, 9 grams carbs, 4 grams fat, and 6 grams of sugar in each bite. The recipe makes 20 bites. You do not need to be concerned with “white” items as there are no processed foods in this recipe, only whole foods. I hope your F-I-L enjoys these!

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