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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.Β 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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55 Comments

  1. 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 πŸ˜‰

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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. πŸ™‚

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

  6. UmmmMmmMmm those key limes are totes adorbz and I’m totes making these once your protein bars are gone, all whilst pounding 2 cups of coffee.

  7. Ooooo these look fancayyyy! But I love how simple they are, and I love that there are pistachios.
    I’d say bites for public reference, but we all know they’re really balls.

  8. 3 ingredients!! Ok, these sound just perfect. Pistachios are kind of my favorite first off. Second limes limes limes. mmmmm. Dates to bring them all together. VOILA. Great recipe. I should try this! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  9. I’ll go with bites! These look so yum and very green! Key limes are awesome!! Key lime margarita? Don’t mind if I do!