Key Lime Pie Energy Balls

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So Vegan in 5: Over 100 super simple and delicious 5-ingredient recipes

So Vegan in 5

By Roxy Pope and Ben Pook

Published 2018

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This is our healthy spin on the classic key lime pie. The mix of cashews and desiccated coconut creates a creamy consistency, while the lime adds that all-essential zing.

Prep 10 mins, plus chilling
Cook no cooking


  • 80 g Medjool dates
  • 120 g raw cashews
  • 70 g desiccated coconut
  • 2 limes
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted


Remove and discard the stones from the dates, and add the dates to a food processor along with the cashews, 50 g of the desiccated coconut, the zest of 1 lime, the juice from both limes, coconut oil and a pinch of salt. Process until all the ingredients have broken down and the mixture forms a ball.

Divide the mixture into 8 even portions and use your hands to roll each piece into a ball. Place the remaining 20 g of desiccated coconut on a small plate and roll each energy ball in the coconut to coat.

Transfer the energy balls to a plate and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes before serving.