Paleo Key Lime Pie Energy Balls

Paleo Key Lime Pie Energy Balls
  • Yield: 16-18 balls

Ingredients
  • 13 medjool dates

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews

  • 1/4 cup unshredded coconut flake

Key Lime Cream
  • 1/3 cup coconut cream

  • 1 small avocado

  • 4 small limes, juiced

  • 1 lime zest

  • 1/2 ripe banana

Instructions
  1. Combine medjool dates, raw cashews, and unsweetened coconut flakes in a food processor. Pulse until well combined and mixture sticks

  2. Roll the cashew/coconut/date nut mixture on parchment paper and flatten (either with a parchment-lined rolling in or with your hands).

  3. Next, combine coconut cream, avocado, ripe banana, lime juice, and zest into the food processor and blend well. Pour into a container and freeze for 20 minutes or until hardened to make moldable balls

  4. Once the cream is set, scoop out a heaping 1/2 teaspoon and quickly mold into a ball, then place on a parchment-lined plate. You may have to do this in batches, to keep the cream slightly frozen and moldable

  5. Freeze the balls for another 10-20 minutes, until hardened

  6. As the balls are chilling, use a circular cookie cutter to cut out the flattened date and nut mixture Once the key lime balls are frozen, place one in the center of the cutout, and gently wrap it around the cream ball, using only enough to cover (remove any extra and set aside to make another flattened circle), then quickly and very gently roll, just enough to make into a ball form and seal the ends

  7. Place back into the freezer. You may have to do this in batches, so the lime cream doesn’t melt as you work

  8. When ready to serve, set balls at room temperature for a few minutes to thaw. Balls can be kept in the freezer or the refrigerator for later.