Lime Coconut Energy Balls are healthy truffles with plenty of sweet zesty flavor. Walnuts, lime juice and coconut flakes come together to create delicious keto treats in this easy recipe.
Did you know it’s possible for truffles to actually be GOOD for you? These Avocado Chocolate Truffles and today’s lime coconut truffles are proof that you don’t need sugar to satisfy that sweet tooth!
Why These Truffles are Best
You don’t need to give up your favorite coconut desserts just because you’re cutting back on carbs. My Coconut Lime Energy Ball recipe is the perfect swap for sugary snacks and fun to eat on the go.
You’ll love these keto coconut truffles any time of day! They’re a perfect snack to pop in your mouth before a workout, tuck into your bag for an afternoon protein boost or pass around after a meal.
- Naturally sugar free – No weird tasting artificial sweeteners needed for these energy balls!
- Coconut and lime – You’ll love the tangy lime flavor combined with tropical coconut.
- Packed with protein – Keep your energy levels steady throughout the day.
- Easy one-bowl recipe – Anyone can make these coconut lime energy balls!
- Cream Cheese – Provides the smooth center of each truffle. Use softened cream cheese for easiest mixing!
- Monk fruit sweetener – This natural sugar-free sweetener has a mild flavor that makes it the ideal swap for sugar. You will need the powdered version to make these keto coconut lime energy balls.
- Fresh lime – Add both the zest and the freshly squeezed juice to the filling for a bright, zesty citrus taste!
- Unsweetened Coconut – Use finely shredded coconut for this recipe. If you can’t find any store bought, pulse regular unsweetened shredded coconut in the food processor a few times to make it finer.
- Ground walnuts – The protein and healthy fat in these nuts help keep hunger at bay while giving the truffles structure and a nutty flavor.
Tips and Tricks
Toast your walnuts! Raw walnuts have a bitter aftertaste that can overpower the other flavors in this recipe. Toasting your nuts before grinding them helps remove some of that bitterness so the sweet coconut and tangy lime can really shine.
Chill before eating. You can eat the energy balls as soon as they’re rolled up but I find the flavor is 100% tastier if you refrigerate them for about 30 minutes first.
Use room temperature ingredients. Let your lime come to room temperature (if it’s been refrigerated) to make it easier to juice and zest. Take the cream cheese out of the fridge at the same time as your lime so they’ll be ready at the same time!
Almond flour makes a perfect substitute for the ground walnuts in these coconut lime energy balls. Ground pecans work well too (and have less bitterness than the walnuts.)
These coconut energy balls should be stored in the refrigerator. I recommend stashing them in an airtight container with a lid (or Ziploc bag) to keep them tasing fresh.
Homemade energy balls stay good for about 5 days if kept chilled and well covered.
Yes, but you will need to add an extra step. If you only have granulated monk fruit you can pulse it in a food processor until it resembles the consistency of powdered sugar. Instant homemade powdered monk fruit! Do not use monk fruit without processing it. It will give the cream cheese truffle center a grainy consistency.
More Sugar Free Desserts
- Sugar Free Banana Bread
- Banana Ice Cream
- Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Chocolate Pudding Pie
- Sugar Free Whipped Cream
- ½ cup cream cheese (4 ounce), softened
- 1 teaspoom vanilla extract
- ¼ cup powdered monk fruit sweetener
- 1 ½ Tablespoons fresh lime juice
- Zest of one lime
- 1 cup finely shredded coconut, divided
- 1 cup ground walnuts
- In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese with vanilla extract. Add powdered monk fruit, lime juice, and lime zest.
- Add in 1/2 cup of the finely shredded coconut and ground walnuts. Refrigerate the mixture for one hour so the coconut absorbs excess moisture.
- Once the mixture is set, it will remain moist but you’ll be able to roll the energy balls. If necessary, add an extra tablespoon of coconut. Finally, coat each truffle with more coconut.
- The energy balls are ready to eat but, in my experience, they get better after refrigerating them for another half hour.
- Toasting the walnuts first helps reduce some of the bitterness. Or swap the out for almonds or pecans!
- Store these truffles in the fridge for up to five days.
- Finely shredded coconut should be unsweetened. If you can't find finely shredded, pulse the shredded coconut in a food processor several times.
- Ground walnuts can be replaced with almond flour, you’ll probably use a smaller amount as it will absorb more moisture than a freshly ground nut.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 96Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g
A tropical treat that won’t wreck your wellness goals! These Coconut Lime Energy Balls are keto approved with natural ingredients and the perfect fusion of sweet and tart flavors.