These Paleo Key Lime Pie Bites are sure to be a hit at your next summer BBQ! Easy to make ahead of time and these bites are paleo, dairy free, gluten free, and vegan.
I have all of the summer feels right now. My last day of school is this Friday and my family summer vacation is coming up quick. I absolutely love summer. Between the long days of sunlight and warm temperatures, I just love summer. Plus this summer is the first summer in a looooong time I am not working. Well… I’ll be working here on the blog (a lot actually), but when you love blogging it does not always feel so much like working. I am taking this summer off of having an official job and I am quickly realizing how fast a summer goes by. We are already halfway into June and if I get a full time teaching job (keeping my fingers crossed on that one!) I will most likely have to start reporting to work in mid-August. So really, my whole summer vacation is two months. Totally not complaining about it at all, because I really need a break from work, but it is a whole lot shorter than summers in college!!
I am also excited for this summer because I will have a lot more time to experiment in the kitchen during the week. My week days are so routine: wake up, work, come home, run, eat dinner, work on the blog/ relax, sleep. I really do not take a lot of time during the week to cook and experiment in the kitchen. But now that I won’t be working, I can play around again in the kitchen! I have a lot of recipes from blogs and cookbooks that I have been wanting to make for a while now and will now have the time to try them out.
The one thing, though, that I can’t stand about being in the kitchen during the summer is the heat from the oven. I try to avoid using the oven as much as possible during the summer because it makes the kitchen so hot and when it is already hot enough outside, I do not want to add any extra heat.
I am all about no bake recipes and frozen treats… like these Paleo Key Lime Pie Bites!
These easy to make bites require no oven or stove, so they are perfect to whip up in the summer months! When I first made these, my family and I kept opening up the freezer to pull one of these bites out to eat after dinner. They are refreshing and were a hit with my family!
These Paleo Key Lime Pie Bites are:
- Dairy Free
- Gluten Free
- Easy to prep ahead of time
- ½ cup Raw Almonds
- ½ cup Raw Cashews, soaked in water for at least 1 hour
- ⅓ cup Full-Fat Coconut Milk (from a can), shake well
- 3 tbsp Maple Syrup
- 2 tbsp Lime Juice
- 2 tbsp Coconut Oil, melted
- ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
- Zest of 1 Lime
- Line a muffin pan with 6 cupcake liners and set aside.
- In a food processor, process almonds and melted coconut oil until mixture sticks together when pinched and is crumbly.
- Place 1 spoonful of mixture in each muffin cavity and press down with fingers or a spoon.
- Place muffin pan in freezer for 20 minutes.
- Drain cashews from water.
- In a food processor, combine cashews, coconut milk, maple syrup, and lime juice. Process until smooth.
- Remove muffin tin from freezer and divide filling mixture on top of crusts.
- Top with fresh lime zest.
- Freeze for at least 5 hours to harden.
- When serving, take out of freezer 3 minutes before serving to let the bite thaw a bit.
Healthy Summer Recipes
These Paleo Key Lime Pie Bites are not the only recipe I am sharing for any of your upcoming summer BBQs or gatherings… I have teamed up five more bloggers to share recipes that are all perfect for healthy summer dinners! We collaborated to share a full menu for you including main dishes, side dishes, and desserts. And of course, I had to contribute a dessert to this party! These recipes are all amazing and perfect for Father’s Day BBQs, Fourth of July parties, and summer grilling days.
Grilling Main Dishes
- Honey Thyme Balsamic Grilled Chicken via The Clean Eating Couple
- Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken via Joyfully Mad
- No-Bake Berry Tarts via Just Jessie B
- Paleo Key Lime Bites via Lean, Clean, & Brie
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- What is your favorite dish to share at a summer gathering?