Sunshine Citrus Bites (Vegan, GF)

Spring is in the air: flowers blooming, birds singing, and the days are just a little bit longer...

I LOVE IT! â˜€ï¸ 🌺 🐤

As I sat outside soaking in the sun rays recently, I wondered to myself, "what would a ray of sunshine taste like?"

Yep, another episode of "Deep Thoughts with Shannon" ðŸ˜‚ ...

Really though, when I think of sunshine, I think CITRUS. A little bit sweet, a little bit tart ... a little sun ray of a morsel that leaves you feeling HAPPY.

And that's how the Sunshine Citrus Bites were born - a combination of my favorite nuts (macadamia, almonds, cashews), hemp seeds, coconut, dates, and CITRUS.

When I made these and had a bite, my eyes rolled into the back of my head. They're seriously that good.

I dare you to make them and NOT eat them all in 3 days (like I did 🙊 ). Seriously though, these will be on repeat ALL. SPRING (and SUMMER) long.


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Sunshine Citrus Bites
(Vegan, GF)

Prep time: 15 min
Makes 20 bites


  • 1 cup roasted macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup roasted organic almonds
  • 1/2 cup organic cashews
  • 1/2 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 cup (~7-8 med) organic Medjool dates
  • Zest + 2 Tbsp juice of Meyer Lemon
  • Zest + 1 Tbsp Lime juice
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Optional: Coconut flakes for ball rolling


  1. Soak the dates in hot filtered water to soften (5-10 min). After complete, fully drain the water and remove the date pits.
  2. While the dates are soaking, add macadamia nuts, almonds, cashews, hemp seeds, coconut flakes, and sea salt to a food processor, and process until a medium coarse flour is formed.
  3. Add coconut oil, medjool dates, lemon zest + juice, lime zest + juice, and process until dough is thoroughly mixed.
  4. Roll dough into 1" balls and coat with fresh coconut flakes (optional).
  5. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days, or freeze for longer storage (thaw in the fridge before eating).