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Raw Key Lime Pistachio Bites

March 11, 2014

I figured after yesterday’s not-so-green recipe, I would give you a double whammy today. Key limes and pistachios, boom boom POW. Sorry, I just pounded two cups of coffee before I started writing this #5recipesin5daysmaykillme.

raw key lime pistachio bitesCan we talk about key limes for a minute? They are officially the most adorable piece of fruit I have ever seen. My 5 year old self probably would have made one my newest inanimate friend. My 24-year old self felt bad making friends with them knowing that I would be sacrificing their peels and juices to the food processor. It hurt more than touching my eye with lime juice covered hands. Karma is a B. Don’t mess with miniature fruit.

raw key lime pistachio bites 2Other thoughts that occurred while making this recipe:

1. Shelled pistachios are worth the money. Ain’t nobody got time for pistachio shelling.

2.ย Are they balls, or are they bites? Actually, I ask myself this everyday.

3. Why does St. Patrick’s Day require green food? Don’t answer this otherwise you’ll undermine the whole purpose of the link-up…

4. It is impossible to eat just one of these. I dare you to try.

Raw Key Lime Pistachio Bites

by The Healthy Maven

Prep Time: 15 mins

Keywords: no-bake blender snack dessert dairy-free gluten-free vegan pistachio key lime ball

Ingredients (18 bites)

  • 2 cups shelled pistachios (reserve 1/2 cup for chopping)
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 6 key limes, zest and juice of each

Instructions

1. Add 1 1/2 cups of pistachios and dates to a food processor high-speed blender. Process until all comes together in a ball (about 3 minutes)

2. Break up ball and add zest and juice of all key limes. Process until well combined.

3. Meanwhile, chop up remaining 1/2 cup of pistachios into tiny pieces to be used at coating.

4. Roll pistachio-date mixture into 18 balls and then roll in chopped pistachios.

5. Store in refrigerator for up to 1 month or longer in freezer.

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  • Reply
    Gabby @ the veggie nook
    March 13, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    AMEN to the shelled pistachios girl! I needed them a couple weeks ago and all I could find was pistachios in the shell- kill me.

    And balls, always balls. So much more hilarious to say that way.

    Also- these look gorgeous and while I have never tried the combination of pistachios and key limes, I can only imagine it’s awesome!

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    Consuelo @ Honey & Figs
    March 13, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Balls all the way!
    These look plain adorable and oh so tasty too!

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    Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner
    March 13, 2014 at 10:43 am

    I love pistachios so these look amazingly delicious. I bet the key limes gives it a lovely refreshing bite! I always struggle with naming these kinds of creations… balls…yeah, don’t go there. ๐Ÿ˜‰ They are bite sized so I think you named them perfectly. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Lauren @ Sweat The Sweet Stuff
    March 12, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Um yes please!

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    Kristina @ Damn Ten Pounds
    March 12, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    They’re balls because duh. Unless you put two of them together. Then they’re boobies ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Mary Frances
    March 12, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Haha! You have the best sense of humor, Davida! I am such a sucker for all things mini energy balls – I can’t get over the cirtrus punch in these! Delicious!

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    GiGi Eats Celebrities
    March 12, 2014 at 12:39 am

    BALLS. BALLS. BALLS. BALLS. BALLS. BALLS. BALLS. BALLS. BALLS. BALLS. BALLS. BALLS. BALLS. BALLS. BALLS. BALLS. BALLS. BALLS. BALLS. BALLS. BALLS. BALLS. BALLS. BALLS. BALLS. BALLS. BALLS. BALLS. BALLS. BALLS. BALLS. BALLS.

    in my mouth.

    Scrumptious ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Mireya @myhealthyeatinghabits
    March 11, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    OMG! My mouth started watering just from reading the title of the post, then when I saw the pictures it was like someone had turned a water faucet on in my mouth. Great post!

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    Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food
    March 11, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    I’ve been grappling with the balls/bites dilemma for a while now. After making my first batch of them, I have to say it’s way more fun to call them balls, then giggle about it. I also love pistachios, but for some weird reason I actually enjoy shelling them.

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    Tiff
    March 11, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Balls fo sho. I’d also call them scrumptious.

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    Cassie
    March 11, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Would you believe I was seriously thinking of key lime energy bites yesterday? And I bought the limes?? Mine are a little different though… but we are seriously too alike in our thinking. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    March 11, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    I love pistachios and haven’t had them in awhile, so thanks for reminding me to eat them ASAP!

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