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Overhead view of a bowl of coconut lime energy bites. Some of them dipped in coconut.

Coconut Lime Energy Bites (Nut-Free Friendly!)

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  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: About 20 minutes
  • Yield: 20-25 energy bites 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Coconut Lime Energy Bites – These nut-free lime energy bites are perfect for meal prep, healthy snacking, or packing in lunches. (Gluten free, vegan, and paleo approved!)


  • 2 cups Medjool dates, pits removed (about 16 medjool dates)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut (shredded or flakes)
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin seeds (I like sprouted pumpkin seeds) or raw cashews
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • About 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract*
  • Optional: additional coconut for decoration


  1. Place dates, coconut, pumpkin seeds, lime zest, and vanilla in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal S blade.
  2. Pulse or mix until the mixture has no large chunks and sticks together when pinched, adding lime juice 1 tsp. at a time until the mixture starts to come together. If your mixture is a little dry, add 1 tsp of lime juice at a time as needed to help everything come together.
  3. Roll into small bite-sized balls. Dip in additional dried coconut if desired. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week.


If you’re doing a Whole30, you may choose to omit the vanilla extract. You can substitute a small amount of vanilla powder or vanilla bean if desired, but they’ll still taste delicious without it!

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: American