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Cranberry Lime Bliss Balls

15 min



10 ingredients or less

Okay, so this is my first post. Ever. I did not intend to make my first recipe with something that had limes in it, I swear. I suppose it was the universe’s way of telling me: when life gives you limes, make a website. So I did! Hope you like it.



15 min


15 min


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  • 2
    limes, zested, juiced
  • 1 cup (158 g)
    raw almonds
  • 1 cup (130 g)
    raw cashews
  • ⅛ tsp
  • 1 cup (160 g)
    soft dates, pits removed
  • 1 cup (86 g)
    unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ¾ cup (120 g)

Optional coating

  • unsweetened coconut flakes
  • lime zest


  1. Zest the limes and set aside.
  2. In a food processor, blend the almonds, cashews, and salt into a coarse flour. Empty into a large bowl.
  3. To the emptied food processor, add the dates, shredded coconut, and the juice from the limes. Blend into a coarse paste.
  4. Transfer the date paste to the large bowl as well, along with the lime zest. Mix well.
  5. Fold through the dried cranberries. Scoop up some of the mixture and roll it into little balls.
  6. Roll in a coating, if desired, and enjoy!


  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
  • Store in the freezer for up to 2 months.

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Ariane - Feb. 26, 2024, 2:17 p.m.

Wonderful and intense lime taste - my favourite energy bites 😍

Erika - Feb. 25, 2024, 7:34 a.m.

Quick, easy and delicious!! These are perfect when you need a little boost of energy in the afternoon.

Helena - Dec. 24, 2023, 7:43 p.m.

It has a great unusual taste and only sugar from fruits.

Carmen Riera Quintana - Dec. 13, 2023, 1 a.m.

Dear PUL team and community,

I positively dislike the taste and texture of coconut. Any swap suggestions that would yield similar results in terms of nutrients/consistency?

Thanking you in advance,

Karmen 😉😘

PUL Team - Dec. 15, 2023, 1:10 a.m.

Thanks for the question, Carmen! We'd suggest equal parts of ground or well-chopped nuts or seeds that you enjoy. If you think the ball mixture need more sweetness you could add a touch of liquid sweetener such as maple syrup. Hope you enjoy the recipe if you're able to give it a try 😃

Elyse L. - Nov. 22, 2023, 4:19 p.m.

Really zesty and tasty! I struggled a little with getting the mixture to form into balls- - could have been because the cranberries I used were AJ-sweetened, so plumper and more difficult to work with. Even though I don’t have the greatest food processor, the nut mixture blended well and the dates and lime juice also incorporated nicely, but when I combined the wet and dry mixtures, it didn’t seem to bind well. A few dashes of maple syrup helped (though almond butter may have also helped?). But , anyway, the taste is still super refreshing and delicious!

PUL Team - Nov. 22, 2023, 11:59 p.m.

We're so glad that the bliss balls were enjoyed, Elyse, thank you! In case it helps in the future, using slightly damp hands can also make the mixture easier to work with 😊

Elyse L. - Nov. 23, 2023, 5:30 a.m.

Ah! Great tip, thanks for the reminder:) I’ve seen that from some other PUL recipes for cookies and bites. Will definitely try that next time!

Anne - Oct. 23, 2023, 2:15 a.m.

Very delicious!

Nicole - Oct. 18, 2023, 7:19 a.m.

I finally found the origin of Pick Up 'Limes' after 4 years :)
Love it, thanks for making my college life plant based and tasty.

PUL Team - Oct. 18, 2023, 4:49 p.m.

Aw thank you for sticking around so long, Nicole! Our community wouldn't be the same without you 🥰

McKayla - Aug. 8, 2023, 3:39 a.m.

So delicious!! This is the first recipe I’ve tried from you and it is an absolute hit (with myself at least lol. My toddler is cautious of new things 😂) I’ll definitely be making more of these :)

PUL Team - Aug. 9, 2023, 12:56 a.m.

So happy the cranberry lime bliss balls were enjoyed, McKayla! Excited to continue our culinary journey together 😊

Sonia Kaur - July 31, 2023, 3:52 a.m.

Taste amazing!! Loved how lime balanced the sweetness of dates, and they are nourishing too:) Thank you for such an amazing recipe

Mia - July 3, 2023, 7:01 p.m.

These are tangy, wonderful treats!

Aassmaa - July 3, 2023, 2:34 p.m.

Wonderful!! Juste made it, easy to make and delicious.
The grocery list in this app is great, so motivating to make things :)

PUL Team - July 4, 2023, 7:54 a.m.

I'm so glad you're enjoying it, Aassmaa, thanks so much for the support! ✨

Earl Grey - June 24, 2023, 10:36 a.m.

So good! Perfect snack for the warmer seasons :)

Victoire - March 13, 2023, 2:47 p.m.

I just made these balls and they are incredibly tasty ! The tanginess from the lime is absolutely delicious and pairs beautifully with the coconut. They even convinced my husband who is a fan of chocolate and usually does not enjoy fruity treats. Will be making them again very soon.

PUL Team - March 14, 2023, 6:46 p.m.

Awe it much so much, Victoire, thank you 🤗

Brittany - Feb. 20, 2023, 7:36 p.m.

Hit with the family. Great snack to bring on canoeing/camping trips!

PUL Team - Feb. 21, 2023, 11:01 p.m.

So glad to hear, Brittany! Happy camping and canoeing 🤗

Ethna Parker - Jan. 27, 2023, 6:43 p.m.

Loved the flavour profile of these healthy treats!

Rabia mirza - Jan. 20, 2023, 11:35 p.m.

Simply yummy

Rabia mirza - Jan. 20, 2023, 11:32 p.m.

Michaela - Oct. 25, 2022, 9:34 p.m.

Forgott the rate

Michaela - Oct. 25, 2022, 9:33 p.m.

Wow! I looove this balls😍
I have pre blended almonds and normal (Lidl) dates. Works well.
Can you please make more ball recipes with different tastes? With some other dried fruits, nuts, spices?

PUL Team - Oct. 26, 2022, 5:09 a.m.

Hey Michaela, thanks for the kind words and for sharing your experience with them! We'll note down the request 😃 In the meantime, here's a collection of our ball recipes in you haven't already seen them:…

Zuzana - Sept. 15, 2022, 6:37 p.m.

Best energy balls I have ever tried! Also first recepy I tried from you. Will work my way through them all if they are all so good =) Thank you!

PUL Team - Sept. 15, 2022, 9:15 p.m.

Oh, it means so much, Zuzana! Happy cooking and baking 🤗

Muriel - Aug. 21, 2022, 6:14 p.m.

So easy, quick & good. I like the littlesour taste. My 5 year old nephew like it too. He has eaten a vegan cake, it was not good. Now he think with everything, "it taste not good, I think it's vegan". 🙄 My mission, all good sweet recipes from PUL for him. I know,
all recipes are so good! Thanks. Next time cowboy cookies.

PUL Team - Aug. 21, 2022, 7:58 p.m.

Hey Muriel, aw we're so happy to hear! It can be so hard after one negative experience with a food to be open to others. Wishing you all the best on the mission though - we're confident the cookies will be enjoyed too 😎

Kimberly - June 22, 2022, 11:49 p.m.

Is there a good substitude for the dates? I am unfortunatelly not a fan of the taste, but the combination of cranberries and limes sounds very goods, so would like to make it somehow.

PUL Team - June 24, 2022, 3:58 p.m.

Hey Kimberly, thanks for the question! The dates help add some natural sweetness and stickiness to the balls. We haven't tested it out, but perhaps experimenting with another dried fruit, some syrup, or nut butter to the desired taste and texture could work. We hope you enjoy the recipe if you give it a try 🙂

Jana K - May 6, 2022, 1:18 p.m.

These bliss balls taste so blissful! I'm so encouraged now to try more bliss ball receipes from you now that I know I love them! Thank you team Sadia <3 you guys are so awesome!

PUL Team - May 7, 2022, 7:53 p.m.

We're so happy to hear, Jana, thank you!

Nina - Dec. 3, 2021, 12:30 p.m.

Finally tried this, as we got gifted a few limes. Worked out perfectly, even without a food processer (my 2 year old is horrible afraid of the noise).
I just used ground almonds instead of raw and used a sharp knife to chop up the cashews quite small.
The important thing is to soak the dates in hot water before mashing/cutting them. This helps a lot to hold the dough together. Works for all the recepies I've tried so far.
Obviously the bliss ball taste great, but that is almost a given following PUL recepies

PUL Team - Dec. 3, 2021, 10:41 p.m.

Hi Nina, thanks for taking the time to share the insight and lovely review - it means so much! Hugs to you and your little one ✨

Leanne - Aug. 22, 2021, 10:49 p.m.

Unbelievably delicious! I made mine with lemon zest and lemon and lime juice (it's what I had). So good!

Louise Magnusson 🇸🇪 - June 15, 2021, 4:16 p.m.

These energy balls are yummy and are good complements to fruits for fika👌🏻😋. I just put everything, except raisins/cranberries, in my food processor to speed up the process. It worked very well and I had my fika faster🤣. Lime and coconut are a wonderful combination, as it tastes fresh and deliciously keen in parallel. The sole reason for not giving it a 5/5 is that I’m a chocolate fan. A matter of preference😅

PUL Team - June 17, 2021, 5:56 a.m.

Hehe we love chocolate as well, Louise! Glad you enjoyed the balls despite the preference 😜 Perhaps our Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter Balls recipe may be a fun one to try and can be found through the search bar 🍫

Louise Magnusson🇸🇪 - June 17, 2021, 9:08 a.m.

Thank you: I’ll definitely try these one day! I’m working through all your energy balls and bars methodically👩🏼‍🍳. I haven’t found any favourite yet, as all of them are wonderful😋❤️

Cris S - June 5, 2021, 6:11 p.m.

Well called bliss balls for they are truly bliss! So pungent and satisfying! 😁

PUL Team - June 6, 2021, 12:34 a.m.

So glad the bliss balls were a success, Cris! ✨😊

Esther - April 18, 2021, 4:43 a.m.

I have just scrolled through everything to the end of all the recipes! This website is amazing!! I can't want to try out everything :p. Thank you so much for such a beautiful site!!

PUL Team - April 19, 2021, 3:07 a.m.

Aww this means so much, Esther, thank you! We hope you enjoy all the recipes 🥰