Zesty Lime and Coconut Energy Balls

Delicious little zesty nibbles, these energy balls taste delicious and are great for the brain and the immune system. Suitable from 6 months old upwards, these are a winner for the whole family. They make great little after-school nibbles for hungry children.


Zesty Lime and Coconut Energy Balls

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Puddings, Snacks & Treats
Servings 10 balls
Suitable for Special Diet (or adaptable) Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Low-histamine, Low-sugar, Nut-free, Vegan, Vegetarian


  • 100 g Cashew nuts
  • 100 g Pitted dates
  • 30 g Oats
  • 50 g Desiccated coconut (with a little extra for rolling)
  • 2 tsps Chia seeds
  • 0.5 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 Lime (juice & zest - you could use lemon)


  • Soak the cashew and dates in some boiling water for 10 minutes to soften. Drain the water.
  • Place the all the ingredients into your food processor and blend up so it starts to form a ball. If the mixture is too sticky, then add a few extra oats.
  • With damp hands shape into walnut-sized balls and then roll in the extra desiccated coconut.
  • Pop into the fridge for 15 minutes to firm up.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 4 days and you can freeze for up to 3 months.


Cooks' Tips:
  • For nut-free, swap cashews for sunflower seeds, no need to soak.
  • For gluten-free, use gluten-free oats.
  • Replace lime juice with 1/2 teaspoon tamarind paste for a low histamine option
  • These taste yummy eaten straight from the freezer!
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