Thursday, September 3, 2015

Lemon Coconut Pie Energy Bites

If you're searching for a healthy, summer-inspired snack, look no further than this recipe for no-bake Lemon Coconut Pie Energy Bites.


Even though the calendar turned over to September this week {eek!} I still have summer on my mind with the hot, humid days in the city over the past few days. I have a long list of fall recipes to try and hopefully share {read: pumpkin}, but I'll spare you until after the last summer holiday is over.


I love the tart, pucker-y flavor of lemon in any recipe, but most of all in recipes channeling my favorite desserts. I shared Meyer Lemon Snack Bars earlier this summer and Lemon Cream Pie Overnight Oats last spring. Lemon recipe number three is my favorite one yet - the combination of lemon + coconut can't be missed.


These are no bake, vegan, paleo, and gluten free energy bites that are sweet enough for an easy dessert on one of the last summer days.


Have a wonderful long weekend!

Lemon Coconut Pie Energy Bites
Yields: 14 energy bites

Ingredients~
1/2 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup raw cashews
24 California dates {pitted}
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

How to~
*Add all ingredients to a food processor. Process the mixture a few times. Stop the processor and use a spatula to re-combine the mix if needed.
*Keep processing until the ingredients are evenly combined {I like to use the "pulse" function}.
*Remove from the food processor and use a medium cookie scoop and your hands to form the mix into balls.
*Refrigerate covered for at least 30 minutes to harden.
*Keep refrigerated in a covered container - these bites should last chilled for one week, and longer if frozen.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: This is a no bake recipe; chill the bites for 30 minutes before enjoying.
Total time: 35 minutes

For more no-bake healthy snack ideas, check out these recipes:
PB&J Energy Bites
Meyer Lemon Snack Bars
Healthy Pumpkin Spice Bites
Chocolate Strawberry Coconut Energy Bites
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Energy Bites
Key Lime Pie Energy Bites 



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6 comments:

  1. Yum! Love the coconut and lemon combination- I used to hate citrus in sweet stuff but I've been converted! :)

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    1. Thanks Arman! I'm glad you saw the light :)

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  2. I love this flavor combo, Celia! These are perfect for afternoon snacking. :)

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    1. Thanks Julie! I agree, energy bites are the best for the afternoon.

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  3. Oh man! Another great recipe!! Aaaaand pin.

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