This might not be the most classic Christmas recipe you can whip up this year, but that’s the thing. Why not? Why not to make something different? Everyone is making rum balls. Don’t get me wrong, I will still make my version of Rum Balls too. But at a same time I felt like making something new. Something more suitable for the hot Australian weather. Something with refreshing tropical flavour, yet still in small bite sizes perfect for the Christmas nibbling. And with citrus fruits in season I simply couldn’t resist. So here are the Lime Bites (Paleo, Low Carb, Vegan), perfect little treat after your Christmas lunch or just during the day to hush the hanger (because no one wants to be hungry and cranky during Christmas).
As usual, this treat is made only from a few ingredients, avoiding the sugar, dairy and gluten. I used a little bit of erythritol to make the balls more toothsome even for the sugar eaters in the family, but I think that if you are not a fan of sweeteners, you can definitely skip this ingredient all together. Because once you are adapted to cooking without sugar and sweeteners in general, the natural sweet taste of cashews and coconut used in the recipe should be enough.
- 1 cup cashew
- ½ cup sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- Sweetener of choice (optional)
- Zest of 1 lime
- Juice of 1 lime
- 3 tbsp coconut cream (the thick part on top of coconut milk in the can)
- 5 tbsp melted coconut oil
- Place the cashews and sunflower seeds in a blender and blend until crumbly.
- Take ¼ cup of the crumbs aside.
- Blend the rest until sticky (but not buttery).
- Place it in a bowl and mix properly with the rest of the ingredients.
- Make little balls out of the mixture and cover them in the rest of the nut crumble.